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June Newsletter

posted Jun 26, 2011, 3:34 AM by Loddon Quilters

June 2011 Newsletter

We were pleased to welcome Becky Hay to our May meeting with her lovely Moda fabrics.
Many of us were tempted by her great selection of fabrics, jelly rolls and layer cakes – now we
have to decide how to use them!

We have had grateful thanks from the charities we supported with our Show. Their letters of
appreciation are on the notice board. We still have a green glass plate belonging to a cake maker,
it will be at the next meeting.

Our appliqué show and tell was a great success and showed what a variety of methods there
are for appliqué. See the website for photos. Barbara demonstrated Bondaweb and Pris how to
appliqué the petals she had demonstrated to make a super wall hanging or quilt. Pris has made
hers into a fire screen, which is a real winner.
Have you seen the June issue of Popular Patchwork?
The fun flower picnic quilt is just like Pris' – remember you saw it first at Loddon Quilters!

This month we are thinking about borders and edgings, something we tend to think about
after we have made our quilts. If you have something with an interesting border or edging bring
it along for Show and Tell, let's see how many different ones we can find. We will demonstrate
continuous binding with mitred corners. There is lots of help on the web – try these for starters - – this site has lots of free
patterns and helpful diagrams – there are so many quilting
videos on YouTube you can always find help there, if you have time – and don't get side tracked
watching 'how to...' instead of getting on and doing!!

The Quilters Guild is asking you for your vote.

Our Heritage Lottery-funded project ‘Unfolding the Quilts’, based at the Quilt Museum
and Gallery in York, has reached the semi-finals of the National Lottery Awards, the
annual search to find Britain’s favourite Lottery-funded projects. The Lottery funding has
enabled the Quilt Museum and Gallery to work with over 180 volunteers and reach 7,000
children and adults with our Education and Outreach programme since we opened in 2008.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are competing against nine other projects to be voted
the ‘Best Heritage Project’ and if we reach the final, our project – and the Quilt Museum
and Gallery – will be featured in the televised finals on BBC 1. This would be tremendous
publicity for quilting and for the Quilt Museum and Gallery.

Please help us reach the finals by voting for “Unfolding the Quilts”. Go to to cast your vote now.

If you haven't voted yet please do it now – this is your chance to help quilting and the Quilters
Guild reach a wider audience.

Meeting Thursday 16th. June

Diary Dates

still time for:-

The National Quilt Championships

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th JUNE 2011

10.00am - 5.00pm (4.30pm Sunday)

Presentation of Awards Sunday at 2.30pm

Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ

Quilts & Roses

Saturday 25 June 10.30 – 5.30

Sunday 26 June 10.30 – 4.30

Squires Garden Centre, Badshot Lea, GU9 9JX

Entry £1


Open day and display of students' work from City and Guilds
Patchwork and Quilting at Odiham Bridewell

The Bury, Odiham, RG29 1NB

Wednesday 6th July 10am - 2pm


Romsey Quilters’ Exhibition

2 -16 July 2011, 10.00 – 17.00

Romsey Abbey and King John House

Full details from

Loddon Quilters July meeting – Thursday 21st. July 11.30 – 4.15
Any concerns feel free to contact Priscilla – 01256 881839 or Barbara - 01256 768674