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May 2012

posted May 13, 2012, 2:13 AM by Loddon Quilters
Meeting Thursday 17th. May
Despite the weather we had a good meeting in April – dodging the showers – let's hope the sun shines for our meeting this month.
The leaves are still coming in and last month we had a new tombola challenge – to make a pincushion. Pris had made some delightful cat and dog pincushions and Barbara had made a log cabin wrist pincushion to wear on your wrist – just 2 ideas, we are sure you will have more. If you want some more ideas there are loads on the web if you Google ' free patchwork pincushion patterns' – or try these links.
At Show and Tell we had more leaves and our usual inspiring quilts, including baby quilts, scrappy quilts and a quag (quilt in a bag) – check out the website for the photos and inspiration
Blocks of the month
After the demonstration last month of strip rail and, the simpler, rail fence, you could have 9 blocks. This month it is your choice – you could do another variation of log cabin, a completely different block, maybe you have a favourite block. You could have a plain block and just appliqué a silhouette, there are so many things we haven't covered. If you really don't know what to do, or would like some inspiration, see Pris or Barbara.
Barbara has put together her blocks so that you can see how they grow into a quilt – she may even have quilted it by this meeting!
Pris had made a delightful doll – Abigail – in fact 2 Abigails (see the photos on the website). Any one wanting the pattern should see Pris.
Quilts for the Olympics.
Not only did the U3A group make a quilt for the Olympics but so did Jenny (Hornsey) and Chris (Dobson). They (and us) can now see their quilts in the book celebrating the quilts and they also know who the lucky recipients of their quilts are. Well done to all of you.
June is Jubilee month and we thought we would have a special meeting – we will tell you all about it at our May meeting. There will be no charge for refreshments and if anyone would like to bring cakes.........................
If you have any 'news' we could include in the newsletter – websites or shops you have found, projects etc. please let us know.
Dates for your diaries     Quilts UK at Malvern

Three Counties Showground

Thursday May 17th. - Sunday May 20th.

If you are interested in a coach trip to Malvern Quilt Show in May or the NEC Festival of Quilts in August get in touch with Margaret Roper.

National Patchwork Championships

Sandown Racecourse, Esher

Friday 22nd.  June – Sunday 24th. June

Quilts & Roses Exhibition

Squires Garden Centre Bagshot Lea.

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June from 10.30 – 4.30 Festival of Quilts N.E.C. Birmingham

Thursday 16th. August – Sunday 19th. August

Loddon Quilters  June meeting – Thursday 21st. June 11.30 – 4.15p.m.