Category Archives: Other News

Our link with the refuge

Just to update you all.. I emailed Angela, our link person at the refuge, saying: I am just about to put some cheques in the post, totalling nearly £600, the result of our show last month. We have now had a talk about ‘where next’ and have agreed to continue supporting the refuge with quilts we’ve made, as well as helping a bit with other charities. Thanks for being such appreciative recipients. Fran And she … Continue reading Our link with the refuge

New directions, and old ones

Now we have all more or less recovered form the show, we have had a discussion about where to go next and made some decisions. We will continue to support the Stroud refuge with quilts In the autumn we will resume our monthly Wednesdays when we work together on projects such as refuge quilts (Fran and Kath to sort out some dates) We will use one of these Wednesdays to make children’s clothes for Dress … Continue reading New directions, and old ones

Hexagon quilt and Refuge Days

We had a relaxed but busy day yesterday making things to sell at the show, in the tombolas: needle cases, cushions and so on. We tried not to mind that it was the sunniest day for a while and that we were indoors. Today, at stitching, plans were made for the layout of the first hand-stitched hexagon quilt. The photo I will attach to this is for reference purposes so people know how the bits … Continue reading Hexagon quilt and Refuge Days

Summer day trip and Teas

Today at stitching we agreed June 4th as a probable date for the trip to Monmouth to visit fabric shops, and maybe the museum. Judith’s husband will book us a 16-seater coach/minibus and drive it, which is very kind of him. The cost of the trip is not knowable yet as it will depend on the coach hire charge. We also agreed to buy fair trade teas and coffees for our elevenses break – something we … Continue reading Summer day trip and Teas

Latest news

Monmouth and peg loom weaving were key topics at yesterday’s meeting. Avril is going to organise a group trip to Monmouth (in June?) to visit a fabric shop or two, and maybe the museum. We could have lunch out – or a picnic. Ideally we would hire a minibus, but this is expensive if we need to pay a driver. However there may be a solution. Watch this space. Kath brought in her peg loom … Continue reading Latest news

Spring at Newark Park

Adrienne is an associate member of the group – she works during the day so can’t join us on a Thursday morning, but helps at our exhibitions and is interested in our doings. She says: “I had a lovely visit to Newark Park, Ozleworth, last Sunday with my family. It was the first time we had been to this National Trust property and it didn’t disappoint. Although the house appears smaller than many other similar … Continue reading Spring at Newark Park

More news from Sue

We have had more news from Sue in snowy Boston. Doesn’t it sound fun? Here is what she says: “Fill pantyhose with salt , toss onto roof and wait for it to melt a channel in ice so hopefully water will run down channel and save roof from collapse. In this neighbour’s case it was too late as their eaves had already collapsed. This is my next move. Aren’t you glad you are not here, Love … Continue reading More news from Sue

Email from Sue in Boston

Hi. I shan’t say wish you were here for obvious reasons. It has been a real eye opener living in  a proper winter in the city. Takes 10 minutes just to get dressed to take a short walk and then it’s look out for snow ploughs, falling snow and icicles and black ice. No wonder my daughter wants to move from here. She is doing well , still on 4 hourly pain meds, but feeling … Continue reading Email from Sue in Boston

The group moves forward

We had an interesting and important session today. At coffee time we had a go-round, giving everyone present [17, I think, out of the 21 people on the books] a chance to say what they like about the group, and anything they find problematic. The main thing everyone agreed on was how friendly and welcoming the group is – ‘generous’, and ‘stimulating’ were two other words used. People also took up the opportunity to talk … Continue reading The group moves forward