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August 2013

posted Aug 12, 2013, 2:08 AM by Loddon Quilters   [ updated Aug 12, 2013, 2:11 AM ]
August 2013 Newsletter  Meeting Thursday 15thAugust

      It has been hot, hot, hot but that hasn't deterred Loddon Quilters! We were pleased to see so many 

members at our meeting in July. Now the weather seems have settled to our more usual summer 

and we hope to have another good meeting this month.

Last month Sally demonstrated the origami block and many members had a go. We soon 

learnt that accuracy in the folding was the key to success and then we were away!  If you have 

managed to make anything with your blocks do bring them along to Show and Tell.

As always we had some lovely work to admire at Show and Tell. Jane had a new style rotary 

cutter and ruler which could be of particular interest to anyone having difficulty holding the usual 

type of cutter (e.g.Olfa). This cutter is made by Trucut, see Jane if you want to know more. Do 

share with us any new products you find useful – or not!! 

Our plans for a library got off to a good start last month. Many members brought in books for us 

to look at as suggestions for the group to buy and put in the library. We voted for our 2 favourites 

and Jan has the voting papers. This month you are each invited to bring 2 more books to put on 

the table and it will work the same way, everyone can have 2 votes. We hope to be organised for 

borrowing in October. More details next month.

As we announced last month we are going to have to raise our subscriptions next year

to £18, payable in September - still very good value we hope you’ll agree.

We shall be inviting a few of the people from the top of our waiting list to visit us this month so 

that they can decide whether we are what they want when a place becomes available. We are sure 

you will make them welcome and it won't be too long before we can accommodate those who are 

waiting to join us. It is helpful if you can remember to wear your name badges, especially this 

month with visitors. Janice wears her badge on a necklace which saves pin holes in your clothes, 

a good idea. If you haven't got a badge please see us as we have some spares.

Let's have a bumper Show and Tell to showcase Loddon Quilters.

The Old Textile Centre houses the National Needlework Archive, holding exhibitions and 

workshops. It has a gift shop, tea room and free parking, everything for an interesting visit. There 

is a small entry fee. The address is Main St. Greenham Business Park, Newbury. RG19 6HW. 

Check out the website -

We are all delighted to hear that Pris is making a good recovery and hope to see 

her with us again before too long.

Dates for your diaries:


Friday 23, Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 August 10am - 4pm

New Milton Junior School, Old Milton Road, BH25 6DS

ADMISSION £2 - (Children & Husbands/Partners free) 

Teas, Coffees, Fabulous Cakes

Proceeds to Lymington Women's Refuge & Bournemouth Youth Cancer Trust.

Quilters Guild Regional Day – region 3 saturday 5th . October 10 – 4

Titchfield Community Centre, Mill St. Titchfield. PO14 4AB

Speakers – Gail Lowther and Jane Bolton

Guild members £10, non members £15  See Southern Star for details

Loddon Quilters September  meeting, including AGM. Thursday 19th  . September 11.30a.m. - 4p.m