Category Archives: Quilts

Quilting projects.

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

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

Fancy a trip to Monmouth?

Hello … I just thought I would say a few words about “The Cotton Angel” patchwork shop in Monmouth (2 Church Street, tel 01600713548). I found the fabrics bright and interesting and there was a good selection, with knitting things too. It all added to a pleasant day out. I’ve since wondered if we might get a “trip” together, when the weather is perhaps more conducive and Sue is back… Avril [Fran speaking now.] It … Continue reading Fancy a trip to Monmouth?

Interesting exhibition in Norfolk

A text made from tiny hexagons cut from wool

In December I visited a textile/quilting exhibition at the Time and Tide venue in Great Yarmouth called Frayed: Textiles on the Edge. It is still on (until  2 March 2014).  To quote the blurb, “This new exhibition of historic and contemporary textiles examines individual self expression and issues about personal well being through stitch.” It was small, but very interesting. There was a fabric ‘tapestry’ showing the D-day landings, and some bed hangings which are the … Continue reading Interesting exhibition in Norfolk