Refugee news

Earlier in the year we made cushions and quilts for some of the Syrian refugee families who are moving into Stroud District. These were much appreciated by the three families who moved into the area in the summer of 2016. This week we donated another three quilts to the Stroud and District Furniture bank. They are involved in furnishing the refugee homes, and will give these quilts  to the fourth family, who are moving into a … Continue reading Refugee news

Coffee Morning Dec 3rd

We have decided to postpone the next quilt show until the Spring of 2017. We are keeping the village hall booking for October 15th [but not the 16th] so we can use it for a stitch day, perhaps making things to sell at the Coffee Morning… … which is going to be on December 3rd. The idea is to make and sell teas and coffees, and slices of cake, and whole cakes, plus various gifts … Continue reading Coffee Morning Dec 3rd

Tables rota

As most people now know, the group has decided to enlarge the making-coffees rota to include putting out and taking down the tables at the start and end of the session. (Everybody does their own chair though.) We have drawn up a rota, which we will keep in the village hall. Can you have a look to see when your name is down for – it will appear roughly every two months. If the date … Continue reading Tables rota

Making plans, getting efficient

We have been talking about the show in October and have agreed to get (or continue) making things to sell, whether via a tombola or other means: cushions, bags, pot holders, tissue holders, whatever your fancy suggests. And having been donated a bag of shirting scraps (and I mean scraps) we have also decided to make a group quilt or two using these scraps – probably a log cabin, possibly a chevron quilt. To be … Continue reading Making plans, getting efficient

Nursery aprons for the Haven

Today, April 20th, some of us met in the village hall to start on the 15 aprons the Haven has asked us to make for their nursery age children. Sue Kerton, who told us about this, said “Theirs are threadbare and they could use up to 15 for activities and kitchen use when children are playing. About 20″ long, 14″ wide with simple loop at neck and tie waist.” We have made a pattern from a piece … Continue reading Nursery aprons for the Haven

Easter News

We had a productive monthly Wednesday making wonky houses recently. I’m annoyed I don’t have any photos of the blocks we made. We can keep making these blocks, cut to 12 ½ inches square, and will then make them up into as many quilts as we can. So keep stitching, folks. We have dates for monthly Wednesdays after Easter: April 20th, May 11th and June 22nd. As we have a show coming up in the … Continue reading Easter News

Next Refuge day, Wednesday March 16th

Refuge day, Wednesday March 16th 11am to 3pm We are planning a group quilt [or quilts] made of crazy house blocks which we can sell/raffle at the autumn show. On Wednesday Judith is going to show us how to make the blocks. So bring fabric bits [though we have a box full already], cutting equipment and a sewing machine [or you can cut pieces on Wed to take home for sewing]. This isn’t your only … Continue reading Next Refuge day, Wednesday March 16th

Money, money

Chalford’s Jumble Sale today has made £352.74 so far. There is a bit more to come in from selling unwanted textiles, plus we have some boxes of the best leftovers for the shop. Success. Thanks to all who helped, or spent their money there. It was lots of hard work, but we have enabled other Stroud folk to help the refugees in Calais, Dunkirk and beyond. And we have also provided lots of Stuff with … Continue reading Money, money