Monday, 14 January 2013

Message from Kate

Important message - Please note
As the weather forecast is not good this week with the possibility of further snow, and people would be reluctant to turn out in the evening, we have decided to cancel Wombourne Quilters meeting this Wednesday and postpone the Wiggly Bag workshop until our next meeting on February 6th. Although this message is going to all WQ members, please mention it to anyone you see to make sure everyone knows. Thanks

The Button Tree
The shop is closing down this week and Saturday is the last trading day from the shop on Coalway Road and there will be lots of bargains available

Requirements for Wiggly Bag workshop Feb 6th
Please can you bring your sewing kit - there will be some fabric but do bring any fabric that you may have that is suitable for children (half a fat quarter is sufficient).

There will be some cutting boards etc and sewing machines available but if you can bring your own please do with matching or neutral coloured thread.

Wombourne Quilters Show 2013
Date and venue
The date for the quilt show this year will be Saturday 21st September - and the venue will be the Community Centre in Wombourne. 

Bag Raffle
We have decided that we will hold a bag raffle at the show in September and will need lots of beautiful hand made bags. Gill Biel will run a Bag-making workshop at Bradmore with ideas, patterns and help (date to be decided). I know many of you have made some lovely bags, so do have a go and you do not have to wait until the workshop!

Time of meetings - 2013
The Hand in Hand will be booked from 7.30 until 9.30pm for our meetings this year, with an extension to 10pm for a speaker.

I have decided to step aside as Group leader of Wombourne Quilters for the time being and Carole Auden has agreed to take my place. I am to have a hip replacement later this spring and will not be able to get to meetings for some time. Do keep in contact but any queries about the group please direct to Carole or members of the committee.

Best wishes to everyone

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Happy New Year - first meeting this Wednesday!

Happy New Year to all Wombourne Quilters

Our first meeting in 2013 is on Wed 16th January when Jayne Spark will be showing us how to make Wiggly Bags for Hickman lines. These are colourful little fabric bags for children to hold Hickman lines. 
You can find out more about this project on
Kate will be sending further information about our workshop shortly

Kate has received an electronic version of the entry forms from Angela Price, the new show manager at Uttoxeter and she is going to send me paper copies too. The show is on 26th -28th April and the closing date for entry forms has been extended to March 18th (this is the absolute deadline for entry forms to reach the organisers).

We hope this will encourage some of Wombourne Quilters to enter, as it is great to have the group represented at this, our local show. So many of the pieces that you bring to our Show and Tell meetings would look good in this show and the quality of your craftsmanship is certainly worth exhibiting. The work does not have to have been made especially for the show although there is a Special Theme section - 'New Beginnings', if you do want to make something special for that category. 

If you want an electronic copy of the entry form to print out yourself, please let Kate know and she will forward it to you.

Dates for your diary:
Uttoxeter Quilt and Embroidery show – April 26th - 28th
Malvern show – May 16th – 19th.