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Our 7th year Begins

posted Sep 14, 2013, 5:50 AM by Loddon Quilters   [ updated Sep 14, 2013, 6:16 AM ]

September 2013 Newsletter Meeting Thursday 19th.September

We welcomed some visitors last month who enjoyed their visit enough to want to join us, which we were delighted about; we know you will look out for them and make them welcome. It was another busy meeting even though it was hot and holidays, we had a bumper Show and Tell – have a look in the photo gallery on the website if you missed it.

We are now beginning our seventh year of Loddon Quilters – can you believe it?! Many of those members who started then are still with us – and hopefully will be for many more years. Jacky will be collecting subscriptions for the coming year at the meeting (£18 this year).

There will be a lot going on at this meeting-

Bring and Buy

Items for sale (fabric, notions, books etc.) should be clearly marked with a price and your name, secured to the item with a stitch or a safety pin, no ordinary pins please.

Diana will be organising the sale and will be paying out at the October meeting. 10% of the proceeds will go to Loddon Quilters funds.

Quilting demonstrations

We have had requests for some help with quilting, quilting patterns etc. We will have some demonstrations during the course of the meeting which we are sure will be helpful and inspiring.

Library – Jan Murray is organising the library and has joined the committee.  We hope to start lending in October. If anyone has books they would like to donate to the library please bring them along to the meeting and let Jan have them.

If you would like to loan a book to the library please put your name on the inside cover and let Jan have it. Loan books will be clearly marked as 'on loan'. Jan will keep a catalogue of all books in the library.

Last, but not least, this is our AGM meeting – established members will know that this is a low key event, but hopefully an interesting one. There will be a very brief report on last year .and a look forward to plans for the coming year, which we hope will excite and inspire you. We look forward to your comments.

Dates for your diaries:

Quilters Table Top Sale & Coffee Morning,

Saturday 28 September 10am – 2pm

In aid of McMillan Cancer Support

Candover Valley Club, Brown Candover, Alresford, SO24 9TT

Free entrance, everyone welcome

Sale of new and pre-loved quilting fabrics, books, magazines and notions 

Tea, coffee, scrummy cakes, bacon butties and light lunches available

Want to hire a table to sell your surplus fabrics, pattern, books and notions?Contact Mandy Parks for details on 01256 389053 or email at

The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition

Thursday 12 September – Thursday 10 October  10-4

The Old Textile Centre

Main St. Greenham Business Park, Newbury. RG19 6HW.

Check out the website -

Quilters Guild Regional Day – Region 3

Saturday 5th. October 10 – 4

Titchfield Community Centre, Mill St. Titchfield. PO14 4AB

Speakers – Gail Lowther and Jane Bolton

Guild members £10, non members £15

see Southern Star for details

Loddon Quilters October  meeting.  – Thursday 17th. October 11.30a.m. - 4p.m