Tattler September 2017

Good Evening, Members,

Welcome to the September meeting of Thameside Quilters.

Tonight we welcome Paula Doyle who is a full time quilter and she enjoys all aspects of quilt making, from hand piecing to machine quilting to the history of quilt making. She teaches quilting classes and she especially makes quilts and quilt patterns in her Green Mountain Quilt Studio. Paula is the author of Mini Mosaic Quilts, which is all about making small scale quilts and blocks with a fantastic easy piecing technique. Tonight we have the privilege to discuss her upcoming book Easy Stack Quilts (to be released in May 2018). Paula is also holding a workshop on Saturday 16 September for this method and we have three places available so please ensure you have signed up and have the requirement sheets.

Tonight we will also be discussing the venue for 2018 whether to stay at Staines Methodist Church or move to the Greeno Centre in Shepperton. We will be discussing the pros and cons of moving so please ensure that you vote on the attached sheet.

Compton Quilting will be holding their open day on 21 October 10-4 any quilt tops booked in on the day, for edge to edge quilting , will have free wadding. Guest traders are Izzy from Creative Quilting and Gail Penberthy with her patterns and some demos.
We'll also be giving a few hints about the classes for New Year, and as usual there will be cakes and scones in the kitchen to raise money for Water Aid.

The October meeting is Christmas Demo night so please bring your hand sewing kit and note books. We will be having demonstrations on Santa Cones, Folded cards, Christmas Robin, Somerset Patchwork.

The Committee


The Handmade Fair 2017

The Green

Hampton Court Palace

15-17 September 2017

The Handmade Fair is brought to you by Kirstie Allsopp and is all about appreciating the beauty of handmade, and learning the skills to become a maker yourself. Whether your day at the Fair teaches you how to make something yourself, up cycle a piece you already own, or if you buy it from an expert, it’s here to help everyone to make their life a little more beautiful. The Shopping Villages are full to the brim with handmade products of the highest quality, brought to you by our hand-picked and incredibly talented makers, along with an enviable range of tools and materials. The Super Theatre, Skills Workshops and Grand Makes are hosted by the UK’s most renowned experts, so you can be sure you’re learning from the best in the business. It’s not only a fun day out, but you’ll also be able to take away a bundle of skills and knowledge that you can use to improve your own life and home.

OPENING TIMES: 9.30am - 6pm



Fabric Galore

Market Place Kingston

Dressmaking Fabric, Liberty Lawns, Quilting Cottons and home furnishings.


Declutter your sewing Space

If you would like to declutter your sewing space hire a Sales Table for £5 at any meeting. The proceeds will go to the chosen charity and you will free up valuable sewing space.


Knitting and Stitching Show

Alexandra Palace


11-15  October 2017


Dates for Diary

20 October – Demo Night - Christmas Themed

Bring your hand sewing kit.

21 October – Compton Quilting Open Day 10-4

17 November – Quilt Giving, Pot luck supper and Secret Santa

16 February 2018 – Speaker: Jan Hassard

17 February 2018Workshop Jan Hassard – Bargello Workshop