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July Meeting

posted Jul 17, 2011, 12:39 AM by Loddon Quilters   [ updated Jul 17, 2011, 12:42 AM ]

Meeting Thursday 21st. July

July 2011 Newsletter

The holiday season is now upon us, but we still had a good crowd at our June meeting.

Thank you to all the members who found examples of borders,edgings and bindings to bring
along for Show and Tell, it gave us all ideas for the future- what a difference an interesting
border or binding can make.
Pris demonstrated mitred corners and continuous binding with mitred corners – as always making
it look so easy.

Jenny brought along her first quilt inspired by Averil Colby showing how quilts were tied and
edged, all by hand, a fascinating piece of history. There is an article about her - Averil, not Jenny
- in The Quilter, Spring 2011.

Loddon Quilters is now affiliated to The Quilters Guild and receives a copy of The Quilter
each quarter. If you would like to borrow a copy (there is a lot to read in each magazine) please
sign the little pink book and cross out when returned.

Oak leaves

Pris has been busy making oak leaves and showed us how we can all make them. There is a
pattern to copy and if every one makes one we shall have 60 to make an oak forest at our next
show! This is an opportunity to try out new techniques either by hand or machine and use up that
odd piece of fabric you have been wondering what to do with.

Sashiko

July will be an opportunity to find out more about Sashiko and try it out on a small scale.
Sashiko is a Japanese form of quilting; it is usually stitched by hand in running stitch on plain
dark material with white thread, but there are many variations. If you would like to know more
before the meeting try these web sites.
http://www.designbyaika.com/sashiko-tutorials/sashiko-stitching-right-and-wrong/ - very useful
illustrations of stitches. The rest of this site is also interesting to find out more about sashiko.
http://sashikostitchers.com/?page_id=12 – another interesting site.
http://www.susanbriscoe.co.uk/index.htm has written several books about sashiko, look up her
web site.

If you would like to make a small mat/coaster you will need a square of plain (dark
(e.g.navy, maroon, dark green) material 6˝ or 8˝ square and the same size cotton wadding.
Don't buy anything especially we have some navy fabric and cotton wadding you can use.
Traditionally sashiko uses layers of fabric instead of wadding, but we will keep it simple! If you
have a large darning needle, with large eye and sharp point, and a thimble please bring them
– again we can supply, together with white sashiko thread. You should be able to make a mat in
an afternoon.

New members – we are now full and have a waiting list! September will be the time to renew
your subscription, (£16) which we hope you all will do. If by any chance you know that you

will not be renewing please let us know by the end of August, so that we can offer your place to
someone on the waiting list.

Diary Dates

If you know of local events members may be interested in – or quilting shops you have found and
enjoyed – let Barbara know and we can include them in the newsletter.

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Festival Of Quilts

N.E.C. Birmingham

Thursday 11th. - Sunday 14th. August 2011

for details - http://www.twistedthread.com/pages/exhibitions/
viewExhibition.aspx?id=31

Loddon Quilters August meeting – Thursday 18th. August 11.30 – 4.15
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