Tattler July2018

Dear Members

Welcome to July’s meeting. Tonight we welcome speaker Mary Cunningsworth. Mary is a retired teacher and librarian and an enthusiastic quilter. Her talk tonight is on her quilting journey.

If you attended last month’s meeting some members took blocks away to finish them. Please can you ensure you hand your block to Colette or Isabel to be checked off.

If you went to Sandown this year you would have seen our very own Judy Stannard’s Quilt. This was an amazing entry from Judy and we are all proud of her entry. Well done Judy.

Paula was also there promoting her new book, called Easy Stack Quilts with a display of some of her quilts made using this method.

Sheila is back with her sales table with lots of goodies from the lady in Virginia Water. Hope you manage to get yourself a bargain.

We are half way through the year and this is a gentle reminder that hopefully you will have one quilt on the way ready for the Quilt Giving in November. This is where Quilts are presented by members in preparation for our representatives to distribute them over the following months. Is yours on the way!!

Have a great evening

The Committee


Kathy Schmitz

If you love Mandy Shaw and Gail Pan Designs you may also like Kathy Schmitz who has just published a new book called Stitches from the Yuletide – Hand Embroidery to Celebrate the Season from Amazon or Wordery. You may also like her new pattern Goodwill to All  www.vintageandvogue.com.

Top Tip – Buying Precut   Kits

 After a long day at Sandown I purchased a precut kit online from one of the sellers.  On opening the bundle so that I could stroke the fabric as we do, I found that part of the kit was missing. Lesson learned. Always check you have all the bits when buying kits.



Evelina Children's Unit at St Thomas' Hospital,  Baby – 18 years

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


Baby Incubator Quilts 16x20 inches

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


 20 July - Guest Speaker Mary Cunningsworth

21 July - UFO Day  - Cancelled

21 July – Fabric Fayre – Great Bookham

9-12 - Festival of Quilts – Nec Birmingham

17 August - Demo Night – Christmas Stocking fillers

21 September - Guest Speaker Gail Penberthy

22 September - Workshop Gail Penberthy

19 October - Group Show and Tell

26-28 October – Richmond and Kew Quilters Exhibition- Landmark Arts Centre

16 November - Quilt Giving & Pot luck supper -Secret Santa

2019 Programme

16 Feb  – Welcome Back – New and Best Tools

16 March  – Guest Speaker Miriam Edwards

17 March  – Workshop Miriam Edwards Spider Web