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January 2012

posted Jan 27, 2012, 6:19 AM by Loddon Quilters   [ updated Jan 27, 2012, 7:18 AM ]
January 2012 Newsletter

Meeting Thursday 19th. January

A Happy, Healthy New Year to everyone.

Our December Christmas meeting seems a long time ago, but it was a good meeting putting us in
the mood for the seasonal festivities. Thank you to everyone for joining in the spirit and bringing
a delicious array of food as well as raffle prizes, cards and mug rugs.

The 'Christmas' show and tell set the scene and gave us lots of ideas for next Christmas –
we really will start early this year! Thank you to everyone who brought items.

Did you see Joyce and Dusty on Kirstie's Christmas Show? Congratulations to them on their
Highly Commended, it looked like a busy schedule but a fun experience.

2012 looks set to be another busy year for everyone and we all have our quilting projects to fit
into our busy lives.

Oak Leaves
Many members have now made 'oak leaves' ready for our next show. Joan pegged them all out at
the last meeting to show how our 'tree' is growing. If you haven't made one yet, or you have been
inspired to make another one, we have a pattern and then it's up to you to let your imaginations
flow.

Block of the month

In December our block was log cabin, an old favourite but with so many variations. If you have
made a log cabin block – traditional or variation – please bring it for show and tell.

This month's block is Flying Geese, another block which has many variations and several
methods of construction. Attached are instructions for making a 'flight' of 4 geese. 2 flights
will make a 9½" square. If you want to make just one 'flight' you can set it on the diagonal
and add triangles to make the square. If you want to keep the measurements simple, round the
numbers down and add a border. You will no doubt know or find many other variations. We will
demonstrate this method of flying geese and also a folded variation.

Patchwork and Quilting Bring and Buy Sale – in February
We are planning to have a Bring and Buy sale of patchwork and quilting items at our meeting
in February, so start looking out those things/books/ fabrics/notions you no longer want. Further
details at our January meeting (if you miss it, details will be in the next newsletter)

Loddon Quilters February meeting – Thursday 16th. February 11.30 – 4.15p.m.

Any concerns feel free to contact Priscilla – 01256 881839 or Barbara - 01256 768674
barbara.payne861@btopenworld.com


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Jan 27, 2012, 7:18 AM
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