Tattler June 2019

Good evening members,

 Welcome to the June meeting of Thameside Quilters.

 Tonight we are sewing bunting for the Evelina Children’s Ward. All materials will be provided; you only need to bring your hand sewing kit.

 Collette received a beautiful thank you card from St Thomas Hospital for all the quilts that the group has donated. At the last committee meeting the thank you card was discussed and it was suggested that it would be great if the messages could be transferred on to fabric so that bunting could be made for future displays. This is now in the hands of Collette who says ‘no problem’.

 We had a great day at the Shepperton Fair on the 8 June and raised £268.65. Thank you to all the members that came and lent a hand on the day and for the members that took time to make items to sell.

 The workshop on Saturday 22nd June has been cancelled due to lack of numbers.

 The Malvern Coach trip was a great success and so this event will now feature in our future programmes

 After our visit by Jenny Raymant last month members commented that it would be great if she could do a workshop.  Collette is now on the case for the 2020 programme.

 Congratulations to Val Hewitt who received the Surrey West County Laurel Award for her girl guiding volunteer work.

 Have a lovely evening

 The Committee

The Robertons’ Sales Table

 What’s that saying? – “indoors if wet”!  - with all this rain we just have to stay in and sew (or sort out our sewing stash – make some space, donate that fabric you are never going to work with, and then reward yourself with a little something)!.  We’ve had some more donations of fabric and assorted haberdashery/craft items so there should be something for everyone (although sadly no knitting wool).  Also just a note to say we are not at the July meeting – so double check what you need as we don’t want you to run out.

 Sheila & Kate


Dear Members,

Between you all there is a font of knowledge which can be shared with the other members of the group. Some members are still trying to find their way so if you have a top tip, website, tutorial, been on an outing of interest, items for sale, please send the details to the editor by the second Friday of the month.

email: eastlongford@aol.com 

The Editor

Sad news

Anita Farrer, one of our long time members, died on the 28 May. She had not attended meetings recently as having been diagnosed with Alzheimers. As well as quilting she was a talented artist, embroiderer and gardener.  Many of us will remember visiting her amazing garden in Lyne which she, together with her husband Jim, opened to the public for many years raising funds for various charities, Holy Trinity Church Lyne and Longcross, and Lyne village hall.

She was also a member of Goose and Gander Quilters and we were the fortunate recipients of frequent lunches at her home. A generous lady, we will miss her.


 Compton Quilting Open Day

20 July 2019 10.30 – 1.30

 We will be having our open day at Lyne Village Hall where there will be sample quilts of the new classes we will be holding from July. If you have a quilt that needs quilting these can be delivered and discussed on the day.

There will also be cake and refreshments all home made.

 Isabel and Collette

Shepperton Fair 8 June

We had a great day at the Shepperton Fair on the 8 June and raised £268.65. The weather was kind and the rain stayed off. A great day had by all, buyers and sellers alike.

Thank you to all the members that came and lent a hand on the day and gave up a few hours of their time. Alison spent the day sewing and demonstrating and Monica spent the day overseeing us all.

Thank you to the members that was unable to help on the day but spent time making items to sell prior to the event.

A special thank you goes to Sandra Hagger who saved the day as no one had brought a quilt to display and just by chance she had one in her car. 

The money raised will go back into the group’s accounts so that we will be able to invest in future speakers and workshops that we normally would not be able to afford.

 The committee