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August 2017

posted Aug 13, 2017, 10:46 AM by Loddon Quilters

August 2017 Newsletter         Meeting Thursday 17th.August 2017 

 

We thought July would be a ‘quiet’ month, but this is Loddon Quilters, so we should have known better!

 

We had a visit from some of the Happy Faces playgroup, who brought a card they had made to thank us for our donation.

 

Thank you to Sally for demonstrating different ways of binding a quilt, including flange binding and all machine binding. We were all inspired and will be trying out these ideas.

There is a video on YouTube which demonstrates flange binding, thanks for the link, Brenda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAQWwwAa2K0

 

If you have any hints, tips, techniques or information that you could share with us please see or email a member of the committee. We all love to learn or be reminded of those little techniques that can make so much difference. We know there is lots of experience and expertise amongst our members, please share itJ

 

This month Dot will be telling us about Dear Jane and the quilts she inspired. If you have made a Dear Jane quilt, Dear anyone else, or similar, please bring it along to the meeting. If you don’t know what a Dear Jane quilt is, and want to know before the meeting, you can go to -http://www.dearjane.com/

 

We shall be having our Bring and Buy sale again in September, so start looking out those bits you don’t want – someone else could be looking for them!

 

Subscriptions will be due in September and unfortunately they will rise as the hall rates are set to rise. We expect the subscription to be £20 for the next year, we will confirm this at our meeting. We hope you will agree this is still very good value for 4½hours sewing every month.

 

Sherfield Village Hall is having a fund raising event on Saturday 9th. September – see details below and on the noticeboard. They are raising money to make improvements to the hall.

 

Dates for your diary

 

Wessex Quiltmakers

have an exhibition of small wall hangings titled " Jane Austen"

in the Wall Space Gallery at the Discovery Centre in Winchester SO23 8SB ,

from 4th August to 31st .

 

These are part of the events in Winchester, to celebrate the death of Jane 200 years ago.

 

 

Meon Valley Quilters Exhibition

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September this year

at St John the Baptist Church, Shedfield SO32 2JT.

There will be lots of quilts to see, plus lunches, home-made cakes, sales table, raffle quilt, books for sale, traders and loads more!

Further details-

www.meonvalleyquilters.org.uk

 

 

Loddon Quilters next meeting – Thursday 21st. September  11.30 – 4p.m.

 

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