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New Quilting Year

posted Sep 12, 2011, 10:56 AM by Loddon Quilters
September 2011 Newsletter

It was a quieter meeting in August, partly because of holidays and partly because of the terrible
weather which soaked many stalwart quilters. We still had a good meeting and welcomed 2 new
members. Pris demonstrated how to create landscapes. As always she made it look very easy –
have you tried it yet? If so, do bring your landscape along to the meeting so we can see how it is

Subscriptions will be collected this month. We are holding the subscription at £16, for this

year, despite a huge increase in the hall rates.

Loddon Quilters Constitution

As part of the preparation for our show in April we became affiliated to the Quilters Guild,
which included insurance for the group. In order to become affiliated we had to draw up a

constitution, a copy of which is on the noticeboard and on the website. We will in future

have a committee, which will spread the load now that the group is larger. For the year 2011-
2012 this will be a steering group consisting of Pris, Barbara, Diana, Joan(webmaster) and
Jackie (treasurer). As the year goes on we will decide what other positions would be useful and
hopefully co-opt 'volunteers'! Next September we can hold elections for those posts.
The constitution also limits our numbers to 60, which we have now reached, and prospective
members will go on a waiting list until there is a vacancy. If you know people who want to join
us please tell them there is now a waiting list.

At our September meeting we will have our Annual General Meeting – do not be worried
about this, it will be an informal affair, hopefully proving that nothing has really changed! We
will have a brief report on the year and some idea of what we hope to do in the new year.

We will be introducing our new ‘blocks of the month’, starting in October, when there will be
a workshop for you to join in for instruction if you want to.

If you want to get ahead, our Christmas party gift will be a mug rug (we know, but
Christmas is only 3 months away and we are all so busy!) For newcomers - our Christmas party
is at the December meeting and we all make a ‘gift’ for the lucky dip. If you don’t know what a
mug rug is we will show you at the meeting and give you some ideas each month – if you want to
find your own ideas Google ‘mug rug’ and look at the Images, alternatively try these links – com /p/mug-rug-madness.html

If you have difficulty accessing these links from this page, try copy and paste into your browser.

Meeting Thursday



The Quilters' Guild has reached the finals of the national lottery
awards due to your votes in June. We are competing against two other projects to be voted

the "Best Heritage Project". To vote again to make it possible for us to be the winner, please go to and cast your vote for "Unfolding the Quilts".

Please ask all your friends and family to vote too.
If you do not have access to a computer, you can vote by phone, just call 0844 836 9716. Calls
cost only 5p from a BT landline, but may be more from a mobile phone.

Voting is from 2nd to 26th September. Voting is monitored so you can only vote once.

The Guild will be featured on the Lottery programme sometime during September, this will
highlight patchwork and quilting, and particularly the guild museum, so do make a point of
The result will be announced in November.

Diary Dates

Quilters Guild Regional Day

Speakers – Pat Deacon And Deanne Hartwell-Jones

Saturday 1st. October 10a.m. - 4.00p.m.

Costello Technology College, Basingstoke. RG21 4AL
Members £10, non members £15

Chichester Quilters

Biennial Quilt Show in St Paul’s Church, Northgate, Chichester, PO19 6FT
from Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th October 2011.
11am -5pm on Thursday27th, 10am – 4.30pm on Friday and 10am – 4pm on Saturday.
Admission is £2.00, (accompanied children free).

Loddon Quilters October meeting – Thursday 20th. October. 11.30 – 4.15p.m.