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October 2010 Newsletter

posted Oct 17, 2010, 1:42 AM by Loddon Quilters

Loddon Quilters

October 2010 Newsletter    Meeting Thursday 21st. October.

Many thanks to everyone who helped with tables and chairs last month – it makes us appreciate Jan, the caretaker, even more now!

We were pleased so many members are renewing their subscriptions. If you don’t get your membership card (which has meeting dates) and receipt when you have paid please chase Barbara!

We have some new members – and old ones – who do not know all our names, so do try and wear a badge. During the meetings it’s good to stretch your legs every so often and see what others are doing, it’s really inspirational – do try it.

At Show and Tell we saw ways members have used their blocks, Jackie has made a bag to carry her equipment and Pris has made a stunning quilt. As always there were so many things to inspire us. Well done everyone.

Fay and Della have almost all their angel blocks completed with help from members – now to assembling it. We hope everyone will help with the quilting, many hands make light work. The quilt is to be raffled at the Show.

We have a selection of hexagons, donated by Gill; if you would like any please take them from the table – see what you can do with them.

Christmas is coming………. Janice will be demonstrating how to make a Father Xmas decoration this month. She will have packs of the main materials. The following items will also be useful, but don’t worry if you haven’t got them there will be spares about.
Janice’s list
Red and white thread Black felt tip pen Hi-tack glue Cocktail stick
Yogurt or cream pot lid

Della will be doing some Xmas decorations in November, so she will be asking for numbers during this meeting.
Several members have asked about boxes, so there will be some instructions next month.

A reminder that the Christmas party gift this year will be a placemat – any size, any shape, any pattern, for any time (not necessarily Christmas), hand made or bought.


Loddon Quilters’ Show - 7th April 2011.

We had our first committee meeting last month and made good progress. Members of the committee include – Jenny (Hornsey) and Sally (Murphy), in charge of the displays, and Valerie (Bullions) organising the refreshments. They will be contacting you for help and information. Joan Bond, Jane Brydges and Diana Nolan will all be looking for helpers as they organise various items. Pris and Barbara are hoping there won’t be much for them to do!!

Choice of charity for our (hoped for) show profits – the following were suggested.
We will vote on them at the meeting.
  • Air Ambulance
  • Polio Fellowship
  • Help for Heroes
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Macmillan Nurses

Diary Dates

Southampton Patchwork, Quilting & Textile Art Fair.

Sat.23.October. 10-4pm                      entrance £2.

Details on the noticeboard.

Autumn Quilt Festival, Malvern

Three Counties Showground, Malvern

29 -31 October 2010

North Hampshire Quilters

Costello Technical College, Basingstoke

Saturday 13th. and Sunday 14th. November

Details on the board.

Loddon Quilters November meeting – Thursday 18th. November    11.30 – 4.15
Any concerns feel free to contact  Priscilla – 01256 881839     or Barbara - 01256 768674