MARCH 2017

Welcome to the March meeting of Thameside Quilters,
It was great to see so many members return after the Christmas break. We also had a few visitors who we hope had a great evening. Hopefully they are with us again tonight. Visitors are admitted free for their first meeting so do encourage friends to come along.


Unfortunately we were unable to issue members with their 2017 membership badges at the February
meeting so until they are ready please continue to wear your 2016 badge.


Reminder that the car park is £1.20 after 7pm and you need your registration number to obtain a ticket.


Subscription renewal for 2017 is £30, please see Isabel Hall at the main sign in desk.
The sign up sheets for workshops are also available at the main entrance.


We hope the new microphone system improved your evening. If you still did not hear better then let us know so that the system can be tweaked.


We are starting to plan the 2018 programme and would like members input. Would you like a UFO
workshop day or a workshop on certain topics like Bargello, another free motion quilting day or a
Friday sewing evening meeting with no agenda just tea/coffee and cake and chatting with friends. Is
there a block you have always wanted to make but don’t know where to start and need help with like
Mariners Compass then please let a committee member know or email Sue at eastlongford@aol.com
Members that took part in the group Sew a Row Challenge 2016 will be showing you their finished
product. Last month 8 of our 11 members showed us their finished quilts. What an amazing
achievement for our first sew a row challenge. We hope you will enjoy the rest of the quilts. Pictures of the quilts were put on facebook so please add us to your facebook account to view the quilts. We hope more members will join the group challenge for 2017 launching at the April meeting.