The soup & sewing day

A lovely day on all fronts -there were probably 30 of us in all and plenty of soup to go around!  Lots of interesting bags arrived containing various sewing projects and essentials –

…. even bags being completed during the day

We had a messy corner, where Jane coaxed fabulous printed fabrics out of all participants

Heather ran a Project Linus corner and helped newbie Helen make her very first quilt – result!

(Apologies for the photo quality – the white strip on the pic above is actually a shaft of sunlight! and Barbara is STILL getting to grips with her new camera ..)

There was a studio clearout table which received a lot of quiet and determined attention and support -as a result we raised more than £70 for the local hospice in donations.

Tracey’s Make & Take table was busy throughout the day – make a simple wrist pincushion from the kits she had carefully prepared earlier.  Very handsome they looked too!

Chris was able to show some of the finer points of the Electric Quilt design programme and print out results – there were several deep discussions at this table during the day!

In the middle of the room it was all action, machines, cutters and fabric.  The handstitching brigade shared some of the smaller tables as well as some laughs –

So, as you can see, there was lots going on and it was great fun.  The 60s music was sometimes audible over the hum of machines and general chatter, we found some real 60s fabric and a piece of 60s patchwork

There were sufficient enquiries as to when the next sewing day was that it may even become an annual event!

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Soup, Sew & Sixties – reminder

Everything is gearing up for our Soup, Sew & Sixties Day on Saturday 29th September – our Chairman is knee-deep in lists and large, labelled bags, floor plans have been made and handed out – it should be a really good day.  If you haven’t already booked you can come along on the day, £6 on the door will include a soup, bread & cheese lunch plus the demos and practical sessions.  You’ll find the full details in earlier posts and on the Programme page.

September meeting report

A great evening was had by all!  Our thanks to Christine Porter who kept us royally entertained while showing us some of her wonderful quilts.

There was quite a flurry of activity around the tables for the Chairman’s Challenge and the Block of the Month display – so much so that Barbara’s quick snap looks rather blurred …

Now it’s time to start putting things together for our Soup, Sewing & Sixties day at the end of this month – details are on the Programme/workshop page.  It promises to be a lot of fun – bring a friend along!

Meeting on Thursday

Just a reminder that our September meeting is this Thursday September 6th.  The President’s Hall at Walton Community Centre will be buzzing with activity from 6.45pm – we have a great speaker, Christine Porter, plus our own raffle, plus a Newsletter with our Block of the Month to collect and read, plus the Chairman’s Challenge, plus the chance to sign up for our Soup Sew and Sixties day on Saturday 29th September, and a little light retail therapy from Pollyanna Patchwork too!    Remember to bring your own mug for tea/coffee and that there is no membership fee, just pay on the door (£4).

See you there!