Thameside Quilters 2018 Programme
Thameside Quilters is a local group of diverse and friendly quilt enthusiasts. We welcome all levels of quilters, from absolute beginners to experts, from traditional quilters to fibre artists. If you are a quilter or would be quilter who wants to meet like-minded people then we would love you to come and join us!
We meet at the Greeno Centre, 45 Glebeland Gardens, Shepperton, TW17 9DH. Parking is available. Our regular monthly meeting is usually on the third Friday of each month between February and November, from 7:45 - 9:45pm (doors open at 7:15pm) Coffee and tea provided free.
The annual membership fee is £30, non-member guests are very welcome at £5 per meeting payable at the door. First meeting is free
Dates for your Diary
16 February Welcome Back – Guest Speaker - Jan Hassard - Cancelled Instead, we are having a Sewing Evening. Bring your hand sewing kits/knitting/or just have a chat with friends
16 March Sewing Block for Project Linus: – Bring your hand sewing kits.
20 April. AGM and Silent Auction
Bring along your unwanted quilting and craft related items to donate for our fun fast-paced version of bring and buy. A favourite date on our members calendar – don’t forget your purse if you want to snap up the bargains! We will also be spending a few minutes of the evening on administrative matters such as nominations for new committee members and charity of the year selection.
18 May. Guest Speaker: Miriam Edwards, Author and Quilter
15 June. Sewing Evening: - Bring your hand sewing kits/knitting/or just have a chat with friends (Cakes and Cookies provided)
22-24 June. National Quilt Championship – Sandown Esher
20 July. Guest Speaker: Mary Cunningsworth – Retired teacher and librarian and very enthusiastic quilter.
9-12 August. The Festival of Quilts – NEC Birmingham
17 August. Demo Night: – Bring your hand sewing kit
21 September. Guest Speaker: Gail Penberthy - Endless Thread Designs.
Gail loves to teach, design, demonstrate and share her passion for fabric. Her patterns include 3D projects such as sewing kits and cushions and is well known for her 3D hedgehogs made of felt.
19 October. Group show and Tell: - Sewing Evening – Bring your hand sewing
16 November. Quilt Giving & Pot luck Supper: - Secret Santa
Thameside Quilters Workshops
Workshops take place at Lyne Village Hall, Lyne near Chertsey, KT16 0AN. Tuition fee £25 for Members and £40 for Non Members, £10 non refundable deposit on date of sign up. Quiltathon – Members ONLY. 9:30 - 4pm. Doors open at 9am.
Sign up for workshops at our regular meetings, £10 deposit. Spaces are limited so sign up early.
Bring a mug and a packed lunch. Coffee and tea provided free. Parking is free.
17 February. (Workshop: Jan Hassard – Cancelled) - Instead - UFO Day – Members £10, Non Members £20
21 April. Workshop: Quiltathon - MEMBERS ONLY – “Twister Quilt” with Isabel Hall.
19 May. Workshop: Miriam Edwards - Spider Web
21 July. Workshop: UFO Day – Members only £10, Non Members £20
22 September. Workshop: with Gail Penberthy – Endless Thread Designs