Coffee Morning 2017

Just a reminder of what we are planning  to offer at the coffee morning: Sales tables Teas and coffees and cakes and rolls Bag tombola Name the Cat Quilt raffle/sale [to be decided] We are planning to display, just for show: Leominster A4 quilts Some quilts [using our new stands!] And what we might make or provide for sale includes this long list: whole wrapped cakes cushions bags waterproof seating pads covered books [felt is … Continue reading Coffee Morning 2017

Embroidery plans

Yesterday, September 7th, the group discussed how to organise the embroidery class/group that we have talked about. I will list below what I think we agreed. If anyone thinks otherwise, or wants to suggest changes, please feel free to do so. The sessions will take place on the first Thursday of every month. So the first one will be October 5th, then November 2nd, December 7th etc. They will just be part of our usual … Continue reading Embroidery plans

Email from Sue Kerton

Sue has sent an email from the US with a photo of a quilt a friend of hers is stitching. She says in her email: “I thought you might enjoy seeing the quilt one of my friends is making for her husband. It is so North West American where there is much huntin, shootin and fishin! Very different from our quilting. Extremely hot here now so eating too much ice cream. Looking forward to a … Continue reading Email from Sue Kerton

Dates for the diary

On Thursday August 10th we are planning to have a longer session than usual, so anyone who want to get involved with the butterfly quilt [which we are making to raise money for butterfly conservation] can make a start on a butterfly block. Avril and Sue have got a plan for how to do the butterflies and even have the fabric sorted [I think]. You will need a hand sewing kit [unless your machine does … Continue reading Dates for the diary

All the latest

I have finally managed to put a new ‘gallery’ on the photo gallery page showing photos from the show earlier this month. It was quite a challenge technically, as I do it so rarely I forget in between whiles how to do it.  I think we can be very proud of all the lovely quilts. And I know the refuge and furniture bank [who furnish the refugees’ homes] are pleased as punch with the ones we donated to … Continue reading All the latest

Quilt show news

We made over £900 at the show this last weekend, which is a record for us. The two charities that will benefit are the Stroud Women’s Refuge and Refugee Aid Stroud. In due course I will upload some photos of the show, and the quilts we displayed.

News update for March

Our next exhibition is on May 6th and 7th. We already have quite a lot of bags and cushions and other small items to sell – but more is good. We also have quite a number of quilts to show [and donate to the refuge] or to show and bring home again. But, again, more would be welcome. If you need fabric or a backing, you can always look in our stash in the attic … Continue reading News update for March

Next group project

We have a plan to make a hanging for the village hall, to be ready to exhibit at the show in May. If you want to be involved, you need to make an A5 size stitched picture [representational or abstract] on the theme of the Stroud district/valleys. It can be crocheted, embroidered, quilted… but should be landscape in orientation, ie the longer sides should go sideways not up-and-down. We will agree how to edge them, … Continue reading Next group project

Christmas trees and plans for a quilt

Chalford Stitchers contributed to the Christmas tree festival at St Laurence Church in Stroud, again. We made three trees, or rather helped with the making. Janet did the bulk of the hard work. Each one was different, and each one was lovely in its own way. Now the festival is over we are going to offer one of the trees to the Refuge and one to the Refugee Aid Shop in Stroud. The third is going to … Continue reading Christmas trees and plans for a quilt

A Very Successful Morning

We had a very successful coffee morning last weekend. There weren’t as many visitors as we had hoped for [there was a lot going on elsewhere that day] but those who did come were very generous. Altogether we raised £600 to split between the refuge and the Nelson Trust. The raffle and the bag tombola were both popular, and easy to do. The cushions sold well, and the cakes too. We didn’t sell everything and … Continue reading A Very Successful Morning