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February 2012

posted Apr 8, 2012, 5:43 AM by Loddon Quilters   [ updated Apr 8, 2012, 5:48 AM ]




We had our usual busy meeting and for Show and Tell we had a good collection of log cabins,
showing different styles e.g. twisted, and different arrangements e,g barn raising. We were all
inspired and will hopefully go away and try a traditional or variation log cabin. Quite a few
members are joining in our block of the month – remember you do not have to do all of them or
make a quilt, you could just do your favourite and make, for example, a bag, a cushion or a table
mat.

Oak Leaves
Pris demonstrated an exciting way of making oak leaves for the more adventurous, we look
forward to what you come up with. Again, it does not have to be complicated, we need a variety
of leaves. We would like as many oak leaves as possible completed by our March meeting.

Free machine quilting
Pris demonstrated free motion quilting – did you see the lovely cushion cover she had made?
Several members had a try and the machine will be set up for members to try free motion quilting
at future meetings. If you haven't had a go see Pris and she will guide you.

Meeting Thursday 16th. February

This month's block is called Jack in a box, we thought it looked like a horse's head and would
represent an equestrian event Iif you have a vivid imagination!). It brings together half and
quarter triangles and is rather more complex than previous months. Notes attached.
If you want something simpler why not do a nine patch, making sure all your seams match!

Bring and Buy Sale
Diana will be running a sewing bring and buy sale all day.
These are the arrangements -
You can bring any sewing related items
They must be marked with your name and a price attached to the item with a safety
pin or staple (no ordinary pins please)
Prices – no odd pence please, pounds or 50p. Only, e.g.£2 or £6.50 or 50p
Proceeds from sold items will be distributed at the March meeting.
Loddon Quilters will take 10% of the selling price and the proceeds will go to charity
Unsold items must be taken home by the sellers at the end of the meeting.
Now is your chance to sell those unwanted bits and pieces and buy some new ones.
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