Diary Dates

  • 26 June – Wholecloth Quilting talk by Sandie Lush
  • 24 July – Mini Workshop
  • 28 August – Summer Social
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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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May Meeting

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 22 May, at the Baptist Hall, 7.30-9.30.

The meeting is a talk by Fiona Law, the owner of The Cotton Reel quilting shop in Worcester.  Fiona will be talking about and demonstrating the use of the new style acrylic rulers used for free motion quilting.  This will be a good opportunity to see the rulers and ask questions about their use.

Future Events
Thursday 23 May – Trip to Tredegar House, near Newport, South Wales
We will arrange at the meeting next week exactly who will be driving and who would prefer to be a passenger.  A £5 fuel contribution is suggested, to be arranged with the driver.  It is planned to leave about 9.30, although this will be for each car sharing group to decide.  The house is National Trust, there are grounds, a cafe and not forgetting Busy Bees Patchwork Shop.  
If you want to go on the trip but can’t make the meeting next week, please let me know.
 
Saturday 1 June
We are invited to join Newent Quilters at their workshop on 1 June with Katherine Guerrier – see earlier email for details or contact newentquilters1@gmail.com 
 
Saturday 8 June – Ledbury Community Day
We have enough volunteers, but would welcome items to display.  Please either bring them to the May meeting, or alternatively they can be delivered to Weavers Gallery.
 
Friday 14 June Workshop
Churchdown Quilters – Machine Embroidery with Kathleen Laurel Sage.  See earlier email for details or contact  mosie3@gmail.com
 
Saturday 15 June Workshop – Wellington Heath.
We have Mary Taylor tutoring “Spring Hedgerows”.  The panel is approx 25 cm x 50 cm. Requirements above and there will a a copy at the meeting.  However, if you are like me and not very good with colours, Mary will have kits for sale, with all the fabric, including background, for £15.  There will be a sign up sheet, with a box to tick for a kit, at the meeting.  If you would like to know anything more about the workshop before you sign up, please ask one of the committee.
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April Meeting

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

Rose and Gill will be in charge of refreshments for the evening. 

The meeting is a talk by Trease Lane entitled “How I came to be here tonight”.  Trease is an experienced City and Guilds textiles tutor who also designs and creates new pieces of patchwork.  She tutors at the Patchwork Basket in Newent. 

Quilts UK entries 

If your quilt is ready (with hanging sleeve and label attached) you can bring it to the April meeting and we will take them to and bring them back from, the show ground.  If your quilt isn’t quite ready, you can take it to Margaret’s house by 4 pm on Sunday 12 May.   Please ring her beforehand to arrange a time, her number is 01531 637223.  Please be aware she has Call Guardian on her phone.

Judi Mendelsshon Workshop

Many of us had an enjoyable day with Judi at Tarrington, making a table runner or cushion – or at least learning a new technique or 2 to take to other projects.  Please bring what you have made to the meeting to show everyone.

Future Events

Thursday 23 May – Trip to Tredegar House, near Newport, South Wales

We will arrange at the meeting next week exactly who will be driving and who would prefer to be a passenger.    The house is National Trust, there are grounds, a cafe and not forgetting Busy Bees Patchwork Shop.

Saturday 8 June – Ledbury Community Day

There will be a sign up sheet at the meeting for volunteers.

Saturday 15 June Workshop – Wellington Heath.

hedgerowWe have Mary Taylor tutoring “Spring Hedgerows”.  The panel is approx 25 cm x 50 cm. 

There will a requirements list at the meeting.  However, if you are like me and not very good with colours, Mary will have kits for sale, with all the fabric, including background.  There will be a sign up sheet, with a box to tick for a kit, at the meeting.  If you would like to know anything more about the workshop before you sign up, please ask one of the committee.

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March Newsletter

The next meeting of Ledbury Quilters will be held on Wednesday 27th March 2019 at the Baptist Church Hall beginning at the usual time of 7.30pm.
Please bring anything from the Sit and Sew workshop to show everyone, doesn’t matter whether or not it is finished.  I know those of us who enjoyed Bobbie’s Stack and Whack were amazed at the range of results.
Jenny and Elspeth will be in charge of refreshments for the evening.
The March meeting is a talk by Liz Brooke-Ward entitled “Whatever floats your boat”.  Liz is a contemporary stitched textile artist whose work is informed by the natural world and the landscape.  She has exhibited work at Weavers Gallery.
I hope a lot of you were able to enter a quilt into Quilts UK, Malvern.  At the time of this newsletter, I am not aware that anyone has received an acknowledgement.
Remember that you can reclaim a £5 contribution to the entry from Margaret (Treasurer).
The committee will arrange to take and collect all the quilts to/from  Malvern, so there is no need to pay for postage.  Details nearer the time, although the quilts must be finished by the 10 May so we can organise to have them ready to take over on the 13 May.
Future Events
6 April 2019 Judi Mendelsshon Workshop £20

There are still places available, why not ask a friend to come along?We will be making a table runner called ‘Sylvia’s Lily’.  This is an unusual block with rotary cutting, a small amount of foundation piecing and even smaller amount of bias strip appliqué.  It is so called because Judi saw something similar in a shop called The Quilted Lily in New England.  The techniques could be applied to other items.

The workshop will be at Lady Emily Hall, Tarrington on 6 April 2019, 10.00 – 4.00.
There will be a signing-on sheet and copies of the requirements list at the meeting.  The requirements list is also available on the right
Quilter Guild Region 11 – Ruby Anniversary Exhibition
6/7 April – Refreshments, Traders, Tombola and Sales Table
Admission £3
Colwall Village Hall, Mill Lane, Colwall, WR13 6EQ
Passage to Patchwork in Pershore
April 13th 10-4pm and 14th 10-3pm – £1.50
The Courtyard Room Number 8 High Street Pershore WR10 3HB
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February Newsletter

Ledbury Quilters Meeting – 27th February 2019

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

Janet Taylor and Audrey will be in charge of refreshments for the evening. 

Quilts UK entry forms have to be with the organisers by 1 March – that’s next Friday!  They can be downloaded from our website.

The entry form needs careful completion, making sure that you are clear on which category you are entering, that your quilt meets the size requirements and that you have ticked all the boxes relevant to your quilt.  As for naming the quilt, it can be quite a simple, obvious title – e.g. Green Triangles Quilts. 

 The quilt you are entering can have been entered elsewhere.

In the description section, we would like you to put a sentence along the lines of ‘this quilt is the result of the Ledbury Quilters challenge to its members to enter this local exhibition’.

The entry fee is £10.50 and you need to pay this first and then you can reclaim a £5 contribution from Margaret (Treasurer).  Each entry gets a free ticket to the show.

The committee will arrange to take and collect all the quilts to/from  Malvern, so there is no need to pay for postage.  Details nearer the time, although the quilts must be finished by the 10 May so we can organise to have them ready to take over on the 13 May.

The February meeting is for you to bring either quilts you are entering to Malvern or any quilt project that needs help and suggestions from the members.  The meeting will include help on finishing quilts, including how to attaching a hanging sleeve.  Also remember that the quilting frame is available for free motion quilting, just ask if you want to borrow it.  There is no charge.

Future Events

Jill Exell’s Winter Warmer on Friday 22 February, 10.30am – 3.30pm,

Refreshments on arrival, soup lunch, Sit & Sew, Show & Tell, raffle. There will also be a Bring and Buy (and you take home with you anything that didn’t sell). You are welcome to bring any work in progress.

Guild members £4.00 Non members £5.00.

Contact with numbers Jill Exell, 1 Saxon Way, Ledbury, HR8 2QY,  01531632131,

Sit-n-Sew at Wellington Heath

The first sit and sew of the year will be on Saturday 16th March.  The day is fully booked, so if you know that you can’t come, please let me know so that someone else can have your place.

6 April 2019 Judi Mendelsshon Workshop £20

 The next workshop will be Judi Mendelsshon showing us how to do a table runner called ‘Sylvia’s Lily’.  This is an unusual block with rotary cutting, a small amount of foundation piecing and even smaller amount of bias strip appliqué.  It is so called because Judi saw something similar in a shop called The Quilted Lily in New England.  The techniques could be applied to other items.

The workshop will be at Lady Emily Hall, Tarrington on 6 April 2019, 10.00 – 4.00.

There will be a signing-on sheet and copies of the requirements list at the meeting.  The requirements list is also available on the left of this page.

Passage to Patchwork in Pershore

April 13th 10-4pm and 14th 10-3pm – £1.50.  Display of quilts, demonstrations, traders and cushion raffle

Contact Joan Shiner 01684 563269 or Judi Mendelssohn judimendelssohn@gmail.com

The Courtyard Room Number 8 High Street Pershore WR10 3HB with refreshments in the Foyer Coffee Bar

 

 

 

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January Newsletter

Ledbury Quilters Meeting – 23rd January 2019

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

The evening will be an opportunity to look at and discuss one of the Quilters Guild Suitcase collection.  This comprises approximately 60 A3 quilts!

Cheryl and Marion will be in charge of refreshments for the evening. 

Future Events

Jill Exell’s Winter Warmer on Friday 22 February, 10.30am – 3.30pm,

Refreshments on arrival, soup lunch, Sit & Sew, Show & Tell, raffle. You are welcome to bring any work in progress.  Guild members £4.00 Non members £5.00. Please contact  Jill Exell, 1 Saxon Way, Ledbury, HR8 2QY if you will be attending. 01531632131, djexell@btinternet.com.

Sit-n-Sew at Wellington Heath

The first sit and sew of the year will be on Saturday 16th March. There will be a signing on sheet for this at the meeting.  The day costs £5 and you can come for all or part of the day.

6 April 2019 Judi Mendelsshon Workshop £20

The next workshop will be Judi Mendelsshon showing us how to do a table runner called ‘Sylvia’s Lily’.  This is an unusual  block with rotary cutting, a small amount of foundation piecing and even smaller amount of bias strip appliqué.  It is so called because Judi saw something similar in a shop called The Quilted Lily in New England.  The techniques could be applied to other items.

The workshop will be at Lady Emily Hall, Tarrington on 6 April 2019, 10.00 – 4.00.

There will be a signing-on sheet and copies of the requirements list at the meeting. 

The requirements list is also available on the right.

 

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19 December Meeting

The next meeting of Ledbury Quilters will be held on Wednesday 19th December 2018 at the Baptist Church Hall beginning at the usual time of 7.30pm.  
All the food/drink will be provided by the committee and Catherine Campbell-Hyde and Anne Lucas will be assisting for the evening. 
One of the evening activities will be a ‘Chinese Raffle’.  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 items made at workshops (day and evening ones) this year – starting with Judy Mendelssohn, including Bobbie’s Iron Caddy and Churn Dash, Gail Lawther, Sadie Yeoman’s Red Work, Yvonne Brown, Amanda’s strip pieced landscape and Edwina McKinnon.
The meeting will conclude with some festive refreshments and an extended social time.
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