Good evening members, welcome back to our first meeting of 2019.
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 so that members will have time to catch up with friends and hand in any quilts that have been made during the break. You do not need to wait till November to hand in your charity quilts.
Tonight we will also launch the 2019 Stitch Challenge for all members that wish to take part.
Membership renewal for 2019 is £30, please see Isabel who is also taking bookings for the Miriam Edwards workshop in March. Signup sheets for workshops and UFO days are also available.
Shelia and Kate Roberton will continue to run their sales table every month so if you have any contributions please bring them to the meetings. Last year they raised £569 for the club. The committee would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their hard work. Because of their hard work the club has ended up in credit at year end.
Shirley had a lovely day at St Peters with the team. Please see attached.
We have added an extra Workshop to the original 2019 programme back to Basics on 19 October.
Have a great evening
Thank you for all your lovely donations last year – we have continued selling a few things over the winter break so we have another £100 to hand over to the committee.
You may have wondered where all this lovely stuff goes? If we think your donation isn’t suitable for our sales table we pass it on to (amongst others) – craft sessions at a local school; odd bits of wool go for knitted squares; our local charity shop which has a large area for all things fabric/craft related; textile recycling – nothing goes to waste.
Keep up the good work as all the money raised goes back to our Club.
Cheers, Sheila and Kate
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Compton Hall Preview Day
11 May at Lynn Hall 10.30 – 3.30 pm
Our new class List will be available and there will be samples of the projects to see.
There will be fabrics for sale as well as kits and present ideas.
Although we won’t have the longarm with us, I will have my tablet, thread colour charts and backing fabrics so if you want to book in a quilt we can do that too, if you need any further info, our emails have stayed the same – email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you there
Isabel and Collette
Heather Quilts Exhibition
11& 12 May
Tringham Hall, Benner Lane, West End Woking GU24 9JPSaturday 10-5pm
Admission £3 Children Free
Traders, Demonstrations, Charity Raffle Quilt,Tombola, Refreshments
The Spring Knitting and Stitch Show at Olympia
28 February – 3 March 2019 10am – 5pm
UNRAVEL – A FESTIVAL OF KNITTING
Farnham Maltings 22 -24 February 2019
Friday 22 - 11am—5pm
23&24 10am – 4pm
Quilt sizes and special notes
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
Ashford and St. Peters Hospitals
Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Shirley McBreen and her team, the Thameside Quilters, have been crafting quilts for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at ASPH since 1998 and recently provided four quilts, beautifully made by Jacquie Cranfield, for a set of quads who were born here on Wednesday 11 July 2018, three girls and one boy. The first quads born at St Peter’s for twenty five years!
The quilts are provided every year to NICU for long term patients to choose one to take home as a keep sake.
Jo Willard, Family Support Coordinator at Ashford and St Peter’s said: “As a unit we are very grateful to receive these quilts. They bring such joy to our parents, they are able to choose a colour for their babies’ cots and use as a keep sake of their time here on NICU.”