Tuesday, 21 May 2013

May / June newsletter

Many thanks to all of you who came to our AGM, and made it such a lively meeting.  There was plenty of dialogue following the Acting Group Leader’s and Treasurer’s reports for the preceding year, and minutes of this meeting will be forwarded to you as soon as possible.
Our current programme of events has a little while to run yet, and in June, the meetings will focus on the following:
June 6th, Sit and Sew.  At the same time Carol, Gill and I will be doing something with the bobbles that are the ends of drawstrings, ties, that sort of thing.  No need to bring anything with you especially, (though a small sewing kit and thimble would be good, maybe a couple of 4” squares in your favourite colours) as there will be an opportunity to have a play with the stuff I bring. Useful for bags for our show maybe..?
June 19th, Final date for the showing of this year’s Crazy Quilt Round Robin.  It’s been more of a challenge this year because of different events, but I’m sure we will be pleasantly surprised by the results.  These blocks would look good for display in our Quilt Show, so I hope you will allow your committee to keep them until then
Diary dates:
Tuesday 25th June, Bridgnorth Quilters are holding a Show and Tell evening starting at 7.30pmin the Bridgnorth Baptist Church, West Castle Street.  I’ve been to previous ones and of course spent money and shown one or two items.  Its another fun event and we are always made welcome.
29th June is the Regional Day for Region Eleven, us.  This year it will be held in Arely Kings, Stourport, and the speaker for the day is Jan Hassard.  There will be an exhibition of quilts, including the Regional Challenge, and a range of vendors.  QG members £7 and non-members £10.50.  For those who haven’t been to a Regional Day before, I can assure you that they are good fun, a great place to meet old friends, have a natter, and of course see some fine quilts.

Best wishes

Carole Auden

Monday, 13 May 2013

Bag Making Day

This Saturday several members gathered together and hired a lovely hall in Bradmore to make bags which will be used in a bag tombola at the Wombourne Quilt Show which is to be held on September 21st at Wombourne Community Hall (Library).
Carole Auden below - always laughing!
 Whistle While You Work Mary?

 Above are the preparations for some fabulous denim totes with panels reminiscent of the sea shore and below is Janet Bevan with her nearly finished article - beautiful
 Carol displays her circus skills juggling her bobbin (?)
 Another panel by Gill Biel below
 ... and Gill's purse bag in process below

Denise below is working on a lovely neat little Japanese style bag - perfect for a special occasion.
Here are hers the right way in! or out...
Carol (the bobbin juggler) made these below I think because she's a purple girl!
What lovely bright, cheerful colours:
OK it look like it's all work but honestly there's a lot of cake eating, chatting, book envy and coffee drinking and especially laughing too!

Please members get your bag making fingers working and bring in as many as you can as it's a huge fund-raiser!

This Wednesday (May 15th) is the AGM - we need everyone there. Bring a plate of food and enjoy some socialising afterwards - it's not all business!! 7.30pm.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Button Making

Not what we might have thought! Not fabric buttons. Tonight was a fabulousness session of ceramic button making with Lorraine Bates, a professional potter who is the daughter of one of our members.
Thanks for a fabulous evening and we all look forward to seeing these porcelain clay badges after firing and glazing. Watch this space!