Diary Dates

  • 22 January 2020 – Suitcase Collection
  • 26 February 2020 – Talk by Jenny Hall on being a Quilt Judge
  • Saturday 24 March – Sit and Sew
  • 25 March – Talk on Modern Quilts by Eleanor Marsden
  • 22 April – Mini Workshop

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December Meeting

The next meeting of Ledbury Quilters will be held on Wednesday 11th December 2019 at the Baptist Church Hall beginning at the usual time of 7.30pm.  

All the food/drink will be provided by the committee and Anne L and Marion will be assisting for the evening. 

One of the evening activities will be a ‘Chinese Raffle’.  This is being brought back from last year as it was so popular!

If you want to take part, please bring a quirky gift, so well wrapped that it hides its identity!  No boring smellies or chocolates please!  The gift should cost no more than £5 and does not have to be sewing related.

There will also be a Show and Tell, of your favourite quilting item that you would take to your ‘Desert Island’, with a brief explanation as to why it is so special to you.

The meeting will conclude with some festive refreshments and an extended social time.

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November Meeting

 

The next meeting of Ledbury Quilters will be held on Wednesday 27 November 2019 at the Baptist Church Hall beginning at the usual time of 7.30pm.

Catherine and Sîan are in charge of refreshments.

The meeting will consist of “4 corners” – Four members will be demonstrating how to make some Christmas Decorations.  You will see them being made and there will be instructions to take away with you.

Those of you who went to the workshop on Saturday with Anja Townrow, please remember to bring your work, even if its not finished (- yet -) to show the rest of the group. (see below)

Please bring any completed pin cushions, needle cases and book covers to the meeting for the Tombola.  

We would also like items for the sales table, any unwanted sewing related items e.g. books, magazine, notions or fabric that you wish to donate, you can bring them to this and all future meetings.  If the items are heavy or bulky, please don’t bring them but talk to one of the committee and we will arrange for them to be collected or delivered to Bobbie who is kindly storing everything.

Some work from Saturday’s workshop, hopefully you will get to see of them for real on Wednesday!

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October Meeting

The next meeting of Ledbury Quilters will be held on Wednesday 23 October 2019 at the Baptist Church Hall beginning at the usual time of 7.30pm.  

Cheryl and Liz are in charge of refreshments. 

The speaker at the meeting is Sally Stevens who loves to design and quilt!  Once the editor of two multinational patchwork and quilting magazines, Sally is also a long-standing member of “The Quilters Guild” and spent five years as the editor of their Region 11 newsletter.  Sally regularly writes patterns for “Today’s Quilter” and “Love Patchwork and Quilting” and you can watch her on Sewing Quarter on Sky 678, Freeview 73, online at sewingquarter.com or on YouTube.  She will also be bringing some items to have a look at.  We will have a question and answer session so please come with some prepared questions to ask.  If you don’t want to ask them yourself, please send them to me and one of the committee will ask on your behalf.

Membership subscriptions are due this month – the annual fee remains at £12.  As a member you benefit from reduced rates for meetings and workshops.

Just a reminder that at our Exhibition (- 11/12 July 2020 -) there will be sales table, so if you have any unwanted sewing related items e.g. books, magazine, notions or fabric that you wish to donate, you can bring them to this and all future meetings.  

If the items are heavy or bulky, please don’t bring them but talk to one of the committee and we will arrange for them to be collected or delivered to Bobbie who is kindly storing everything.

If you were wondering why we have moved the date and venue of our exhibition it is because the hall at Tarrington wasn’t really big enough.  Having chosen the Rugby Club, the date then had to avoid their playing season as well as the main holiday month of August – hence we chose July.  It has the added advantage of coinciding with the Poetry Festival, so we could have even more visitors!

Future Events

18 – 20 October 

Autumn Quilt Show, Malvern Three Counties Showground

21 -27 October – Daily 10.00 – 4.00

Stitch in the Middle presents ‘Sacred Spaces’, an exhibition of Contemporary Quilts at Weavers Gallery, Church Lane, Ledbury.

Tuesday 12 November

Torrington Craft Group Open Day, 11 am – 3 pm at Lady Emily Community Hall, Torrington, HR1 4EX

There will be an exhibition of members work (some of whom are Ledbury Quilters) and small items for sale, Tom-bola, refreshments and demonstrations.  All proceeds to St Michael’s Hospice.

Saturday 16 November – Anja Townrow Workshop – the workshop is now full, so if you know you can’t now come, please let me know.  If you don’t attend on the day without letting me know, you will still need to pay your £10 deposit.  Also, let me know if you would like to go on the waiting list.

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September Meeting

The next meeting of Ledbury Quilters will be held on 25 Wednesday 2019 at the Baptist Church Hall beginning at the usual time of 7.30pm.  

Deryn and Janet Taylor are in charge of refreshments.  Please could you sign up on the rota sheet to do the refreshments if you haven’t already done so.  As a reminder to any newer members, all the coffee, tea, milk, biscuits are provided – all you need to do is make the tea and coffee and wash up afterwards.

It will be our AGM where there will be the normal business of the club, including election of officers and reports from the Chairman and the Treasurer.  If you have any matters arising or Any Other Business, please let me know.

As always, you have your chance to put forward any suggestions to the committee.  Please remember that Ledbury Quilters is your club and the committee is always keen to hear your ideas to make the club what you want it to be.

The business of the AGM does not normally take long and we hope as many members as possible will come along to support the committee.

After the AGM business, Cheryl will be talking about and showing us some ‘Contemporary Quilts’.  

Just a reminder that at our Exhibition (- 11/12 July 2020 -) there will be sales table, so if you have any unwanted sewing related items e.g. books, magazine, notions or fabric that you wish to donate, you can bring them to this and all future meetings.

Future Events

5 October 2019

Quilters Guild Regional Day, Trinity Centre, Mill Street, Sutton Coldfield B72 1TF.  The speaker, Judith Dursley, will be talking about Miniature Quilts and there will be the usual selection of traders, raffle and refreshments.

Wednesday 16 October

Quilters Guild Region 11 Lunch, Britannia Hotel, Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove B61 0JB.  The speaker is Moira Neal – “Latinoides Stupids”

18 – 20 October 

Autumn Quilt Show, Malvern Three Counties Showground

Saturday 16 November – Anja Townrow Worksop – learning how to do machine appliqué.  There are four designs to chose from, please tick on the sign up sheet which one you want to do.


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Anja Townrow Workshop

Here is a picture of the patterns you can produce at the workshop on 16 November. You will be able to chose one to make, the finished panel could be a wall hanging, bag, cushion or anything else. You will learn all the techniques needed, including appliqué. The requirements are listed below.

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August Meeting

The next meeting of Ledbury Quilters will be held on Wednesday 28th August 2019 at the Baptist Church Hall beginning at the usual time of 7.30pm.  

Sheila Molesworth and Margaret will be in charge of organising the refreshments that you bring for the evening, see below. 

The meeting is our Summer Social, a chance to show others what you have been working on recently.  We have also invited local groups and you are welcome to bring friends and potential new members.  

After the Show and Tell there will be refreshments from the members and a chance to chat.  If you didn’t indicate at the last meeting whether you would be bringing a sweet or savoury plate, the indications are pretty even, so bring what you like – enough for about 3 people.

Please also bring any completed pin cushions from the last meeting that you are donating to the tombola for our exhibition next year.

Exhibition and Raffle Quilt

All the blocks are being worked on, please make sure that you bring your completed block to the August meeting, or arrange for it to be brought by a friend if you can’t attend next week.  Also, if you are not able to have your block completed, please bring the compete pack to the meeting so that it can be reallocated to someone else.

At our Exhibition – 11/12 July 2020 – there will be sales table, so if you have any unwanted sewing related items e.g. books, magazine, notions or fabric that you wish to donate, you can bring them to this and all future meetings.

Creative Hands Shop

You may be interested in the fact that Creative Hands in Worcester will be moving from their present shop to new premises at 223 Northwick Road, Worcester, WR3 7EJ on 14th September 2019.  Their telephone number will be 01905 24940. 

Future Events

31st August -1st September  Ross Quilters Exhibition of Quilts

Upton Bishop Millennium Hall HR9 7UD, 10.00 am – 4 pm, £3 entry.  There will be a Tombola, home-made cakes and refreshments.

Friday 6 September – Sunday 15 September

H.Art at Weavers Gallery – Textile artists Lesley Brankin, Jill Exell, Cheryl Kirby and Amanda Wright will showcase recent work, including quilts, textiles and mixed media. Daily 10-5.

9th September– Our member Sheila Jones would like to borrow quilts to show a group of workshop attendees.  If you can help, please make sure you put your name on the back of the quilt and contact her on 01989770281 or 07976244416. Quilts can be brought to the August meeting

Saturday 14 September- Sit and Sew, Wellington Heath

There will be a sign up sheet at the meeting.  On the day we will have the Acuquilt cutting machine available and there will be a demonstration on making a patchwork block using the machine to quickly and accurately cut the fabric.  Alternatively you can bring any piece that you are working on.

18 -20 October 

Autumn Quilt Show, Malvern Three Counties Showground

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July Meeting

Ledbury Quilters Meeting – 24th July 2019

Hi Ladies

The next meeting of Ledbury Quilters will be held on Wednesday 24th July 2019 at the Baptist Church Hall beginning at the usual time of 7.30pm.  

Jill Exell and Julia will be in charge of refreshments for the evening. 

The meeting is a mini workshop by Sheila and Amanda, making pin cushions.  We hope that once you have made them for yourself, you will then make them for the tombola at our exhibition next year.  There are 2 styles to chose from – Biscornu or Cathedral Window.  (if you don’t know what Biscornu is, you will have to come and find out!)

Requirements for Biscornu shape Pin Cushion

2 x 4″ squares of fabric (contrast looks good), Thread to match, 8 x Safety Pins, Hand Sewing kit. We will supply topstitch threads / wadding / iron / pattern

Requirements for Cathedral Window Pin Cushion

2 x 8″ squares fabric and 2 x 2 ½” squares contrasting fabric for windows. Thread to match main fabric and Hand Sewing kit.

Exhibition and Raffle Quilt

There are still blocks available for making up, please come and choose one.

If you already have a finished block they can be brought to the July meeting.  All blocks must be competed by the August meeting.

At our Exhibition – 11/12 July 2020 – there will be sales table, so if you have any unwanted sewing related items e.g. books, magazine, notions or fabric that you wish to donate, you can bring them to this and all future meetings.

Future Events

1st -4th August Festival of Quilts at the NEC

The show is getting closer and for those members who do not wish to drive to Birmingham, Buchanans Coaches are running a day trip on Saturday 3rd August to the event – picking up at Hereford, Ledbury and Malvern.  You can contact them for further details on 01432 761999.  The price for the day includes a ticket into the show and the coach drops off and collects passengers immediately outside the door to the show.

Wednesday 28 August – Summer Social Meeting.  There will be a sheet at the July meeting for you to indicate whether you will be bringing sweet or savoury refreshments, the committee will be providing the drink.

Saturday 14 September- Sit and Sew, Wellington Heath.  There will be a sign up sheet and on the day we will have the Acuquilt cutting machine available and there will be a demonstration on making a patchwork block using the machine to quickly and accurately cut the fabric.  Alternatively you can bring any piece that you are working on.

Wednesday 25 September – AGM – In accordance with the constitution I am writing to let you know that the AGM will be on the 25 September and that nominations for officers need to be sent to me a month before the meeting.

Advance notice – 16 November – Anja Townrow Worksop – learning how to do machine appliqué.  We will have a sample of her work for you to see at the August meeting.  Keep the date in your diary, sign up sheets nearer the time

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June Meeting


The next meeting of Ledbury Quilters will be held on Wednesday 26th June 2019 at the Baptist Church Hall beginning at the usual time of 7.30pm.  


Anne Abbotts and Bobbie will be in charge of refreshments for the evening.

 
Our speaker is Sandie Lush.  Sandie is renowned throughout the UK and abroad for her wonderful wholecloth quilting.  She has received many accolades and awards and we are very fortunate to have her visit Ledbury Quilters and to have the opportunity to hear about her journey in the quilting world and see examples of her superb work.  Please try to come along to meet and hear her speak.


Another reason why you should try to come along to the meeting is that we will be unveiling the details of the Group quilt to be raffled at our Exhibition next year (11th and 12th July 2020).  Individual packs of patterns and fabrics will be available for members and we have ensured that all levels of expertise are covered – there will be very easy blocks for our beginners and a range of other blocks to cater for those members with a little more experience.  Don’t miss the unveiling and the opportunity to choose your block, so come and collect your pack!

Saturday 14th June

I hope everyone who goes tomorrow to the workshop with Mary Taylor has a lovely time, learns some new techniques and of course eats plenty of cake!  Don’t forget your extension leads along with everything else.
Please bring what you have made to the June meeting to show others.


Monday 17th June
We are invited to join Malvern Quilters at their meeting on 17th June, a talk by Georgia Jacobs on Geological quilts.
The meeting is at the Ascension Church Hall, Somers Park Avenue, Malvern Link, WR14 1XA.  Doors open at 7pm for tea and coffee ready for a 7.30pm start.
All are very welcome. Entrance fee for non-members is £4.


Wednesday 19th June
Leominster Quilters will be having an open meeting on June 19th 2019 which will be a talk by Gloria Loughman and we have been invited to join them. They meet in Monkland Village Hall (HR6 0DD) and meetings start at 7pm.Charge for visitors £3.


1st – 4th August Festival of Quilts at the NEC
The show is getting closer and for those members who do not wish to drive to Birmingham, Buchanans Coaches are running a day trip on Saturday 3rd August to the event – picking up at Hereford, Ledbury and Malvern.  You can contact them for further details on 01432 761999.  The price for the day includes a ticket into the show and the coach drops off and collects passengers immediately outside the door to the show.

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