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May 2016 Newsletter

posted May 16, 2016, 9:39 AM by Loddon Quilters   [ updated May 16, 2016, 9:41 AM ]
 Thursday 19th. May 

It was a busy meeting last month, including celebrating the Queen’s birthday.

It was most interesting to hear from Lilian King about the workings of Project Linus – what a

comfort they bring to so many young people. Thank you to everyone who contributed to blocks

and/or quilts for such a worthwhile cause. You can still donate spare blocks and we will arrange

Diana demonstrated how to make an iron caddy, surprisingly simple to make and so useful

for carrying your iron to meetings, and on holidays! If you have made one bring it along for

Chris has started her machine quilting demonstrations, they are very interesting and

inspiring. There was so much useful information on getting started, needles and threads – no

excuse not to have a go now! The rota for the next 2 months is on the notice board – see Chris or

another member of the committee if you want to change your ‘slot’. Have a notebook with you as

Chris has some useful hints and tips to get you started. This is a demonstration for you to see how

to set about machine quilting, then you can go home and practise.

Barnyarns – is an excellent website for information on needles and threads, and they are

competitively priced.

This month Barbara will be demonstrating the attic window block and how to use it to make a

simple tote bag. Attic window is a useful block if you want to learn how to mitre corners, but

don’t worry if you don’t like mitre corners there are other ways of doing attic windows. If you

have made any items using attic window please bring them along for Show and Tell.

 Notes for your Diary

National Quilt Championships, Sandown, Esher

Sandown Exhibition Centre, Sandown Park Racecourse,

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June 2016

10:00am - 4:30pm (4:00pm on Sunday)

Open Competitive Quilt Show:

Theme Category for 2016: ‘Up, Up and

Loddon Quilters June meeting – Thursday 16 th . June 2016 11.30 – 4.00p.m.