Welcome to our last meeting of Thameside Quilters for 2018. Tonight is Quiz night and social evening and the collection of any quilts for the various charities. Please put your quilts to be donated in the marked areas. Evelina, St Peters or Project Linus.
If you are taking part in this year’s Gift Exchange, please place your gift in the basket and don’t forget to collect a raffle ticket so you can “win” a gift later in the evening.
Next year’s subscription will be £30, if you wish to renew your subscription this evening, please see Alex Wood who will be happy to collect your money.
Isabel has been busy booking speakers and workshops so please remember to collect the 2019 programme before you leave.
We would also like to thank Sheila, Kate and Robbie for their hard work with the sales table which is proving to be very popular and Cynthia for providing the refreshments for the group.
We wish you a wonderful Christmas break and a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you all again next year.
North Hampshire Quilters Exhibition
I attended this exhibition two years ago and at that time I said it was better than the NEC. It still is!!
I went with Val Hewitt, Kate Purkis and Marianne Smith. I don’t think I will go with Marianne again as she won loads of stuff on the tombola and I won nothing!!
An amazing variation of quilts on display and you would be hard pressed to choose a favorite. Quite a few which were machine quilted also had some hand quilting which added an extra dimension to the overall finish. They were all well displayed and the stewards were friendly and knowledgeable.
As well as the quilts there was the tombola....... least said about that the better!.....
sales table with handmade goodies, demonstrations by members and three vendors to tempt us.
There were many members working there and without question all were welcoming and friendly. £3 entrance fee, best value I have had for ages.
Oh yes, mustn’t forget the bacon baps, £2.50, what a bargain!
Richmond and Kew Quilters Exhibition Review
Shirley and I went to visit the Richmond and Kew Exhibition at the Landmark Centre. What a wonderful display of quilts on show. It was nice to see not only very experienced quilts but also beginner’s quilts. It was such a difference to Sandown and the NEC. It was therefore very inspiring as for me I normally come away depressed with the feeling my work will never be good enough but here I came away with ‘yes I can do this’. My work is of a good standard. We are all so hard and critical of our own work.
There were other members of TSQ there and the Project Linus stand was there receiving lots of quilts to be donated. Refreshments were lovely and the environment that the show is in was stunning.
Well worth a visit
Dates for Diary 2019
13 January – Quilters Fair Farnham Maltings
16 February – Welcome Back – What’s under your needle?
16 March – Guest Speaker Miriam Edwards
17 March – Workshop Miriam Edwards Spider Web