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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

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

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

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

A Jumble of News

We have so far given about 4 quilts and 8 cushions to the Furniture Bank who are collecting household goods for the Syrian refugees moving into the Stroud District this year. And I have another 9 cushions which I hope to deliver tomorrow. The first family is due next month but accommodation is in short supply, so if you know anyone with a flat or house to let, please tell me [Fran] and I will … Continue reading A Jumble of News