Moving on to March

Thursday 6th March will see our AGM. Where ever has the last year gone?
All of the Committee were new in place last year, which was perhaps not the best of situations as there was no experienced hand to guide us BUT on the other hand it has meant that new ideas have been tried with no-one to say “we don’t do it like that”.
Remember that SPQ is your group. We need you to take part in aspects, from running it to volunteering, attending and passing on ideas.
On to our AGM. Admission will be half price, the raffle will be free and there will be a mystery project to get on with when all the formalities are out of the way. If every one can bring a small bag of scraps it will help everything along. I have been asked how small the pieces need to be? I should think that perhaps the smallest pieces may be about 2 1/2 inches suare. If you have a favourite pair of scissors, then bring those as well. Everything else will be provided.
I know that Margaret Spate will have information for anyone who wishes to be a Quilt Angel at the Uttoxeter show at the end of April. She will be able to give you all the information about the what, the when and the how after the AGM, so if you are intending to help in this way you can see her and sign up during our “mystery activity”.
See you all at the AGM
Val

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2014 begins

Our 2014 programme opened with a change.  Jane Lockley was unfortunately poorly and, despite her best efforts, she was unable to be with us.  Let’s hope that she will soon be better and perhaps we can fit her in at a later date.

Heather Russell valiantly stood in at the last minute and told us all about her journey from hand-sewn hexagons in curtain fabric to Co-ordinator for Project Linus.  She brought in a range of quilts using different techniques from patchwork piecing to applique and stained glass.  Heather showed us many lovely applique wall hangings – one had very cute owls and another had two fabulous seahorses.  Heather – if ever you decide that you don’t want the seahorses any more then it will be gratefully received over at my house!  I think it is gorgeous.

I’m afraid there are no photos this time as I did my usual trick.  I had my camera with me BUT it never came out of my bag again.

Did anyone leave an umbrella behind? After everybody had gone a purple, turquoise and black umbrella with a turquoise handle was found.  If this is yours then Marlene is keeping it safe until our March meeting.

An early warning for the AGM in March.  We hope to get all the formalities out of the way as quickly as possible and then we can start the mystery project.  Can everyone bring with them a small bag of scraps?  Slightly more information will be forthcoming later

Val