Good Evening Members,
Welcome to the September meeting of Thameside Quilters.
Tonight we are discussing Best and Worst tools that members have as well as sewing blocks for our charities.
There also seems to be a bit of confusion regarding the new workshop payment system, and for some workshops that are in 2020. The group needs full payment to secure the booking and this is in line with other quilt shops/theatre booking etc. In brief
Payment is required in full to secure your place. This is non refundable
Refunds will only be given if replacements are found or the workshop is cancelled
Workshops in 2020 that are paid in 2019 will only be refunded if you cancel your place at the February meeting or you contact the booking secretary (Collette) direct if you are unable to attend the February meeting. No replacement required. After the February meeting replacements will need to be found for refunds.
A deposit of £10 does not secure your place on the workshop – just holds the place for 1 month
You have till the next month to pay the balance or your place will be offered to someone else.
Workshop requirements - If you do not wish to make the whole quilt but still wish to attend the workshop to learn the technique and make one block only, contact Collette who will be able to give you the requirements required.
Additional information regarding workshops 2019/2020
Judy Kirk workshop September 2020 – kits will be available to purchase at £22 please let Collette know if you require a kit as these need to be ordered in advance
19 October 2019 workshop
Due to lack of interest this has now been changed to Tumbler Table Runner.
This will be run by Isabel Hall for free so the cost will still be £10 to cover the cost of the hall. You will need to purchase a 5” tumbler template. These can be ordered via Collette if you let her know and kits will be available on request. The workshop will cover the following techniques - corner stones, squaring blocks, borders, stitch and flip, sashing and binding.
Due to GDPR committee members emails have been removed from the Tattler. Please ensure if you have any hard copies these are shredded.
Roberton Sales Table
The Roberton families are stepping down at the end of the year. This has been a great success and will be sadly missed. If anyone is interested in taking this over please see Isabel.
Have a lovely evening
Forthcoming Meetings 2019
20 September –Best and Worst tools, Sewing Evening – Bring your hand sewing kit. Materials will be provided.
18 October – Members Show and Tell
19 October: Workshop – Tumbler Table Runner £10 Members £20 Non Members
15 November: End of Year Celebrations – Secret Santa, Quilt Quiz
Full payment is required to secure your place. You can pay £10 deposit for the workshop but your place is not guaranteed till complete payment is made. Please note that if the workshop does not have minimum numbers the committee reserve the right to cancel the workshop. Full refunds will therefore be issued.
Unless stated otherwise all workshops take place at Lyne Village Hall, Lyne Lane, Lyne nr. Chertsey, KT16 0AN on the third or fourth Saturday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.). Cost £25 for Members and £40 for Non Members. The annual charity Quiltathon is £10for Members and £20Non Members.Quiltsmade on the day are to be given to a committee member for distribution.
Hi Fellow Quilters
We have some interesting tools in the 20p box – maybe one will be of use to you! Among the donations we have been given recently is a fold-up wooden floor-standing screw-topped embroidery frame (not easy to say). It hardly seems to have been used and could also be used as an art frame holder? We also have a fancy June Tailor Shape Cut Plus – ideal for doing a lot of accurate cutting of strips. There is a new separate section of what we call ‘razzle-dazzle’ fabrics – silks and fancier pieces, plus our star bundle is 5 yards of 40inch wide Thai Silk - with its own care instructions! We also will be bringing along an old hexagonal quilt which you may remember seeing last year – in case you have now thought of what to do with it…
On a personal note, this is advance notice that sadly we will have to give up running the Sales Table at the end of the year – November being our last session. If anyone fancies running it then please let us know.
Thanks Sheila and Kate
The Great Gunnersbury Quilting Bee! 2&3 November 2019
This year marks the 90th birthday of Gunnersbury Park and Museum, and to celebrate the occasion, they have planned an exciting programme of events suitable for everyone.
There are textile exhibitions, one of which highlights one of the most remarkable items in Gunnersbury’s collections – a pieced and appliqued quilt top made by a local Acton family in the 1820s. Don’t miss this opportunity to see an outstanding item of national significance.
They have a wealth of exhibition-related events – the Great Gunnersbury Quilting Bee will take place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November, from 10am to 4pm. You are invited to come along and celebrate all things quilting and stitching at this packed weekend to complement their special exhibition “Treasured Threads: Unpicking Gunnersbury’s Quilts”. Talks by textile artist Ruth Singer, historic quilt expert Bridget Long and Curator of the Quilters’ Guild Collection, Heather Audin. Pop-up displays include Canadian Red Cross quilts, a selection of work by contemporary quilter Janet Clare, and Criminal Quilts, an art and heritage project by Ruth Singer.
Support charity crafting activities by creating a patchwork block with Project Linus (you might recognize a few faces!) or a blanket square for Cats Protection. Make a Mug Mat at Sunday’s quilt-as-you-go workshop or gain new ideas for embellishing your favorite old clothes at our upcycling workshops.
Entrance is free; some activities are bookable and payable in advance via their website (see below).
For full details of workshops and talks at the Quilting Bee
please see Adult Workshops and Talks and Tours or visit
Paula Doyle: An Exhibition of her favourite Easy Stack Quilts
Friday 1st November to Tuesday 19th November.
Where: Lady Sew & Sew, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. RG9 1EJ.
Details: Free entry, just turn up and join in!
We are delighted to be hosting an exhibition of quilts by acclaimed quilter and author Paula Doyle this Autumn, here at Lady Sew and Sew, Henley. Along with an evening talk and a one-day workshop we are excited to be showing a selection of her favorite quilts demonstrating her unique Easy Stack Technique.
Up to 20 full-size quilts will be on display. These pieces have travelled the world, having been exhibited at the Houston Quilt Show in America. Well worth a visit, they are a feast for the eyes!
Paula will be joining us on November 14th for an evening talk with Linda Seward, giving insight into her techniques as well as numerous quilting stories from both along the way.
Linda Seward, author of The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting as well as past editor of McCall’s Needlework and Crafts Magazine in New York will be leading the Stack, Strip Cut & Create! workshop on November 15th.