Monthly Archives: May 2014

Exhibiting at St Laurence’s Church, Stroud next January

A children's quilt. The cats came from some old curtain material.

I have been in email contact with Malcolm King, the rector at St Laurence’s, and have agreed in principle that we can have a show of quilts [and blankets] next January, especially made for the Women’s Refuge. Malcolm says “We are in the process of re-ordering St Laurence, and we hope that soon we shall be in a position to host exhibitions and concerts in a much more flexible space.” It took us 8 months … Continue reading Exhibiting at St Laurence’s Church, Stroud next January

A visit worth making

I’ve just been to see the exhibition at Hookhouse Pottery near Tetbury. I mainly went to see Louise Watson’s pictorial embroidery work, which is always a delight. I particularly liked her napkins embroidered with flowers and butterflies. But there are also pots, paintings, baskets, wood turnings and jewellery. I bought a lovely blue necklace by Jean French. The garden is open too, for the National Gardens Scheme, and tea, and no doubt cakes, are available. The … Continue reading A visit worth making

Next date for refuge quilts confirmed

A busy quilt-maker

We have booked Chalford village hall again for June 11th to work on quilts for the refuge. We’ll start at 11am and probably finish about 3pm. Bring something to share for lunch. We are working on various hand-pieced quilts, and there is quite a bit of new fabric in the children’s box in case anyone is inspired to start another children’s quilt. I look forward to seeing you there. Fran.

21 Quilts and blankets!

That’s how many we handed over yesterday to Angela, for the women’s refuge. Well done everybody. We also gave them some cushions, and two towels. There was a good turn-out in the morning, when Angela came, and six of us stayed on for lunch and to continue working on quilts in the afternoon. As we sat at lunch we tentatively booked another day for working on refuge quilts: June 11th. But Kath needs to check the hall … Continue reading 21 Quilts and blankets!

A New Life for the Unfinished

Yesterday about 20 Unfinished items appeared at our stitching session and about 15 of those found new homes. We have until November to finish them – I have put details of the exhibition where we will display them on the Upcoming Events page. Not everybody could make the session so there will be  a second chance to offer and claim an Unfinished item next week. One of the items was a nearly completed quilt top. The … Continue reading A New Life for the Unfinished