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February 2014

posted Feb 16, 2014, 8:05 AM by Loddon Quilters

 2014 started well with members keen to begin the new ‘Loddon’ Quilt. The central log 

cabin block (16.5" x 12.5" finished block size, plus ¼" seam allowance all round) was the 

starting block with demonstrations and ideas from Diana. Some members had already ‘had a go’ 

and showed how versatile log cabin is. Remember it is easier to trim than to add to the size of 

your block, so if yours measures 17.5" x13.5" that is fine, you can trim it later. 

Bring along your blocks to the meeting so that we can display them and see how it is progressing.

This month the demonstration will be of pieced trees for the block to the right of the log cabin 

– size 13" x 20" finished size, plus ¼"seam allowance all round. This is a tall block and could 

be one large tree or a forest of smaller trees. Strip piecing notes for some trees are attached and 

templates for others will be available at the meeting. You can use freezer paper or cardboard 

(cereal packets are fine) for templates, there will be some available, plus tracing paper, to use at 

the meeting.

We will also be showing you the third block (for March) which will be foundation pieced – 

leaves – which fits above the log cabin block.

In March we will introduce quilt as you go for those who want to use this method. If you don’t 

want to quilt as you go we will show you how to layer and quilt your quilt in one go later in the 


Show and Tell

Members have been busy! We had a great show of quilts and bags. Everyone was in awe of 

Elizabeth’s Baltimore quilt – all done by hand. Don’t forget to check out the photos on our 


Also on the website you will find photos and newsletters, past and present – well worth a browse!

The library – we now have so many books that you can borrow 2 at time and return and 

borrow at any time during the meeting, but please remember to sign them out, and back in when 

you return them. 

Fabric and notions sale in January.

This was a great success, members had some bargains and £260 was raised for the local hospice. 

Our thanks to Ann for bringing and selling.

Adhesive 505

This is a useful addition to your quilting notions, but please use it at home as it may pose a health 

risk to some members. It is recommended that it is used in a well ventilated space.

Dates for your diaries:

Doughty’s annual Fabric Sale

– Monday 17th

Charvil Hall, Park Lane, Reading RG10 9TR

. February 10.30 – 2.30 

Admission £1.00

Regional Day – Quilters Guild

Saturday 8th

. March 10 -4

Colden Community Centre, St. Vigor Way, Colden Common. SO21 1UU

Morning speaker: Anna Mansi. Afternoon speaker: Alison Bramley

Cost Guild members £12, non members £18

The first World Textile Day South

Saturday April 5th

Crosfield Hall, Romsey. S051 8GL

More information -

. 10-5. FREE admission

Haslemere Quilters Inaugural Quilt Show.   

Saturday 5 April 10-4.30pm Sunday 6 April 12 - 4.30

Haslemere Methodist Church Lion Green Haslemere GU27 1LD

Admission £3

Heather Quilters,

5/6th April Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4.

Sports Hall, Collingwood College, Mitcham Road, Camberley, Surrey,GU15 4AJ. 

Newbury Market Square Quilters,.

12/13th April 10-4.

St. Nicholas Junior School, Link Road, Newbury, RG14 7LU

In the beautiful setting of Rendcomb CollegeGL7 7HA‘twixt Cheltenham & Cirencester

Shipton Quilters 12th Exhibition

Saturday 10:00-5:00 and Sunday 10:00-4:00

12-13 April 2014

Festival of Quilts

Birmingham NEC 7 – 10 August

For details

Loddon Quilters March meeting. – Thursday 20th

. March 2014

11.30a.m. - 4p.m