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November 2014

posted Nov 14, 2014, 12:23 PM by Loddon Quilters   [ updated Nov 14, 2014, 12:25 PM ]

    Meeting 20th. November

The Show –Thursday 21st. May 2015


Our next Loddon Quilters show is now booked for Thursday 21st. May 2015. We have a show committee and they met for the first time last month. Everything seems to be in hand, we will keep you informed.


The Quilt – we have now ‘done’ all the blocks. We had a good Show and Tell, check out the websit for photos. Everyone is at a different stage, finishing blocks, catching up on blocks or assembling their quilt. Remember you don’t have to do all 9 blocks, you can just do one/ some and make it/them into a small quilt, cushion, bag etc. We love to see all your ideas, large or small, bring them along to Show and Tell.


Last month’s Bring and Buy was very successful, books, fabric etc. found new owners and 10% of profits went to Loddon Quilters. Thanks to everyone who took part and especially to Diana for organising it.


This month there will be a demonstration of quilt as you go if anyone wants a reminder of this method. After Christmas we will have a demonstration of layering up your quilt ready for quilting if you want to use the whole quilt method. The Garden Room can be used for spreading out quilts for layering.


We need to choose a charity for our show to support. At the meeting this month you will all have the opportunity to nominate a charity, please think about it, there are so many deserving causes. You can nominate any charity, preferably one with a local presence and not one we have already supported (the main ones have been Air Ambulance, Alzheimer’s, and Sue Ryder).


Baby quilts. Bring your finished quilts along for a bumper Show and Tell.


It’s nearly Christmas! Next month is our Christmas celebration. Traditionally everyone brings a secret Santa, this year the theme is a heart. You can make anything with a heart on or in it with a maximum size of 6″. There is a template of a 6″ heart and plenty more on the internet.


There will be some templates and ideas set out for you to see in books and magazines.


Dates for your diaries:



How to visit three quilt shops in one day!

Quilters Trail on July 2nd for a fun day of shopping, demos, goodie bags and door prizes! (and food and cakes!)

Get on a coach (at about 9am) at one of the three participating shops (Quilters Dream, Village Fabrics and Creative Quilting) and be taken on a lovely journey to the other shops. You will have plenty of time for shopping and enjoy free demos at each venue.

Breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments will be organised for you, so you just have to sit back and enjoy!

The first Quilters Trail is planned for Thursday, July 2nd 2015.

Early Bird price is £50.00 per person (£55.00 after March 1st).


For more details, call your nearest shop:

Creative Quilting (Hampton Court Village) on 020 8941 7075, online booking through this link:

Quilters Dream (Andover) on 01264 324420

Village Fabrics (Wallingford) on 01491 204100



Loddon Quilters December meeting.  – Thursday 18th. December 2014

11.30a.m. - 4p.m