Tattler October 2018

Dear Members

 Welcome to October’s meeting of Thameside Quilters.

Tonight is Christmas Four Corners Demo Night. Committee members have worked hard to prepare for tonight. Judy will be demonstrating Scandinavian Fabric Stars, Monica – Heart Wreath, Isabel & Collette – Japanese die cutting, Alison – Hexi Robin.

The Tattler has been emailed to all members for the last few months so that all members are able to keep in contact with the news if absent from any meeting and at the same time trying to keep the groups expenditure down. You do not need a printer as you can read this online. Click on the paperclip to open the attachment. As requested at the September meeting we will still be printing copies of the Tattler but not so many.  If you have anything you wish to put in the Tattler please email this to Sue at eastlongford@aol.com before the second Friday of the month. Please mark your email Tattler in the subject line.

 The list of committee members and their roles are printed on the Tattler each month. Please could you therefore direct you queries to the relevant committee member. Their email addresses are attached so please could members shred old copies that are no longer required.

 Next month is our last meeting till February. Signup sheets for the Social Evening food are available at the main desk.

 Have a great evening

 The Committee

 Patchwork Cabin

All good things have to end ...

It is with great sadness that Patchwork Cabin will be closing its doors for the last time on 28th February 2019, which is the time that our shop lease comes to an end.
Over the last 10 years we have both really enjoyed our time running the shop and meeting new people and making fast friends with lots of our lovely customers.  We won't be disappearing completely as we are making plans to continue in a much smaller way, running workshops and small shows etc.  
In the meantime our Gold Star loyalty scheme will cease at Christmas so you have until then to redeem your stars and collect your free metre of fabric. 
Best wishes to you all
Gwen and Julia

Embroidery exhibition ‘A Stitch in Time’

Chertsey Museum

The Cedars 33 Windsor Street  Chertsey Surrey  KT16 8AT

20 October 2018 - 26January 2019.

From its earliest inception, The Olive Matthews Collection at Chertsey Museum has incorporated beautiful examples of hand worked embroidery. This exhibition displays some of the best, with items dating from the early 1600s through to the first half of the 20th century. Pieces include full garments, accessories, samplers and workboxes.

Evelina Childrens Unit Baby – 18 years

There should be no loose ends or embellishments. Invisible thread is not permitted

Baby Incubator Quilts 16x20, 18x22, 20x24 inches or any variation in between.

There should be no loose ends or embellishments. Invisible thread is not permitted.

Baby Incubator Covers 36x36 inches

 Please use a subdued coloured backing as these quilts remain at the hospital and they should be able to withstand frequent washing.

Project Linus Quilts

 Bright fun quilts of a variety of sizes to suit all ages. Toddlers to Teenagers. These quilts must have a Thameside Quilters Label attached

 Please ensure that each quilt is labelled.

 See a committee member for free readymade ones, or you can make your own.  A simple message is best, e.g. Made with love by……………………

/Thameside Quilters. Month/Year

 Dates for Diary

 16 November – Social evening. Bingo and quiz Secret Santa (stitch related gifts up to £5)


 16 February  – Welcome Back – What’s under your needle?

 16 March  – Guest Speaker Miriam Edwards

17 March  – Workshop Miriam Edwards Spider Web


Full payment for the workshop is expected at time of booking at least one month before the workshop.  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 £10 for Members and £20 Non Members.  Quilts made on the day are given to a committee member for distribution.

UFO days £10 per Member £20 Non Member


 By invitation, I have paid a visit to the NICU unit at St. Peter’s and had a tour of the facility. They now have rooms for overnight stays which brings much comfort for families who can stay near to the babies and not have to go home.

 I had a visit to the baby unit where the mobile incubator is always ready......  covered with one of our quilts. Peeped in at the babes and them went to the linen cupboard, stocked with quilts, blankets, and bonding squares, together with all other necessities for the care of the babies.

The bonding squares are passed between mother and baby so baby always has the smell of mum next to it.  These are 6 inch finished squares, top and backing, no wadding and just joined round the edges.  I think we could have a go at some of these. I have brought back a couple for you all to see and will talk about it at the meeting.   We can use either pure cotton, the softer the better, and also flannel. I have one of each to show.
The matron told me how much the quilts are appreciated by both the staff and the mums and sent grateful thanks for our continuing support.

 Shirley – Baby Quilts Coordinator

Quilters Fair


13 January 2019

10am -4pm


Farnham Maltings

Bridge Square

Farnham, Surrey