Tattler November 2017

Good Evening Members,

Welcome to the Quilt Giving Supper and our last meeting of the year.

If you are taking part in this year’s Gift Exchange, please place your gift in the basket in the foyer and don’t forget to collect a raffle ticket so you can “win” a gift later in the evening.

Next years subscription will be £30, if you wish to renew your subscription this evening, please see Isabel Hall, who will be happy to collect your money.

Alex has been busy booking speakers and has three wonderful Speakers who will be visiting next year, please remember to collect the 2018 programme for next year’s meetings and workshops before you leave.

There has been an amendement to the 2018 programme already. Jan Hassard has been cancelled due to the lack of members wishing to attend her workshop. This has now been replaced with a a sewing evening on the 16th and a UFO day on the 17th February.

When we return on 16th February we will be at the new venue Greeno Centre, 45 Glebeland Gardens, Shepperton, TW17 9DH.

We wish you a wonderful Christmas break and a Happy New Year and look forward to meeting again next year.

The Committee


English Paper Piecing

If you are a lover of English Paper Piecing then Ashmead Designs were featured on the sewing quarter on 10 November at 9 and 11am. The templates that they use are called Hexiforms which can be left in to give the fabric a plump, luxurious effect. This is also a time saving way and giving a beautiful texture effect. The Hexiforms are used mainly for bags and cushions. Although they seem a bit expensive bare in mind you are replacing the bosal wadding which you would need to purchase. These are fully washable and leave no shadow on your fnished work if using light and dark fabric.

Top Tip.

Use freezer paper to lay out your design and then peel off and sew. If you loose your place just put the sewn hexagons back on the freezer paper and then you will know where your next piece needs to go.


Project Linus

Baby Basics Sunbury is part of the national Baby Basics charity who supply Moses baskets filled with clothes and equipment for new babies up to three months to mothers who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby. We have been running in Sunbury for three and a half years and we have just delivered our 400th pack! We receive referrals from Midwives, Health Visitors and Social Workers and provide to families over a large area, some are refugees and some fleeing domestic violence. We also supply gifts for ladies in HMP Bronzefield. Project Linus has supplied us with beautiful quilts to place on top of the baskets and they look so special. Each one is different and they really make our baskets look special. We really appreciate the support we receive form Project Linus.

Mary Somerville, Baby Basics

(Quilts for Baby Basics should measure roughly 55cmsx 60cms)

Jacquie Cranfield