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April 2011 Newsletter

posted Apr 16, 2011, 6:01 AM by Loddon Quilters   [ updated Apr 16, 2011, 6:05 AM ]

The newsletter is early this month because we wanted to say -

A big thank you to everyone

for a making the first Loddon Show a huge success.

The day started early and we had a brigade of husbands who erected the stands and then helped to hang the quilts. If your husband was there please give him a big thank you  from Loddon Quilters, their help was invaluable.

The sun shone and over 200 visitors came to see our quilts. We had over 80 quilts on show and a selection of small items. The comments were so complimentary, everyone should have had burning ears!

The Angel quilt was greatly admired and the quality and extent of the prizes drew the punters so we had to find more books of raffle tickets. Did you buy a dark yellow ticket, number 11, with the numbers AB 588156 in small print – if you did there is a prize waiting for you at the next meeting.

The tombola was another great success; visitors loved the cat items, so much so that by lunch time it had sold out!

Then there was the café – Jamie Oliver eat your heart out! The Garden Room was transformed and the waitresses served out the delicious home made cakes, sandwiches and cream teas.

With the donations on the door and the takings from everywhere we took over £1100, a truly amazing achievement. We have to take out expenses, but will be able to donate at least £450 to each of our chosen charities.

It was a real team effort from everyone and the best thing was that we enjoyed it. When the last quilt was down and the money was counted we could relax and look forward to our next meeting and maybe even our next show!

Thank you everybody!

There are a few members who do not have email, if you know someone please tell them the news and pass on our thanks.

Diary Dates
Loddon Quilters May meeting – Thursday 19th. May  11.30 – 4.15
There will be a trader at this meeting.
Any concerns feel free to contact  Priscilla – 01256 881839     or Barbara - 01256 768674