Good evening members, welcome back to our first meeting of 2018.
We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year and you received lots of sewing goodies.
We start this year’s programme with a meet and greet evening in our new venue. Unfortunately we have cancelled the speaker and workshop due to lack of numbers so the workshop on Saturday will be a UFO day at a cost of £10 for members and £20 for non members.
The committee has decided to hold the show and tell at the beginning of each meeting unless we have a speaker as we never seem to have enough time to appreciate your hard work. This will also allow you time to admire and ask questions.
Committee members have been busy over the winter break distributing new flyers advertising our group. Hopefully we may see some new visitors so please make them welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits are free on a help yourself system. Please also remember to wash up.
Judy and Alison have been working hard with the website so this is now up and running with lots of photographs and links to our face book page.
The committee has had a slight change in rolls so Isabel is now the booking secretary and Alex the membership secretary.
Membership renewal for 2018 is £30, please see Alex.
The signup sheets for workshops and UFO days are also available, please see Isabel.
Sheila Roberton has offered to run a sales table every month so if you have any contributions please bring them to the meetings. The group has also been given fabric, books and haberdashery from Anne Cotton which was collected over the Christmas break and which will be on sale and the proceeds will go towards the group.
Have a great evening
Moda Cake Mix Recipe
If you are like me unsure of what these are and too shy to ask never fear Thameside Quilters to the rescue.
I was very naive and thought when these were mentioned that the person was baking. At a workshop at Isabel’s before Christmas I plucked up the courage to ask the dreaded question. To be informed that the sheets were all the same and would make you’re piecing more accurate. Once sewn and cut you then arrange the piecing as per diagram to unveil different patterns. Cake Mix is for Layer Cakes and Cup Cake Mix is for Charm packs. This is such a quick way of piecing and more precise. Another tip is always measure your material before commencing as I found out. Half a metre of fabric was cut at 20 inches but a metre of fabric was cut at 39.5 inches. Another lesson learned. This I find very confusing but as I was informed 1 metre is 39.5 inches.
Workshop at Isabels
Before Christmas I attended a workshop run by Isabel and Collette. The day was amazing. Very friendly and I learnt a lot. There was no pressure to finish, it was not a race and to be fair I felt very comfortable. I have not attended a workshop for ages as I always felt under pressure as I am a slow stitcher.
As always the food was lovely and the company friendly. I highly recommend the workshops.
UFO Days – 17 February and 21 July
£10 for Members £20 for Non Members
Do you every feel overwhelmed with life’s pressures? Need a bit of time to yourself in the company of like minded colleagues? Don’t need to attend a workshop just need TIME? Then attend one of our UFO days. We have two this year. Spoil yourself for once and take a day out of your busy schedule. There are 365 days in the year surely you can spare one day. Have a day’s sewing. Bring along a new project or an existing one and there will be colleagues on hand to help you. Always wanted to do Bargello but don’t understand? - bring your pattern and fabric and we can help you. Free Motion, never have time to practise? Come along for some practice. This is an excellent place to be in the quiet surroundings of Chertsey. Just remember to bring lunch, tea coffee provided free.