Programme

The challenge for 2017/18 will be to use a piece of "Ugly" fabric in a quilt or item of your choice. The fabric will be provided by OTQ and all of the fabric should be used.
DateItemTime
2017
January 12thStitch and Natter2:00 - 4:30
January 26thTalk - Miriam Edwards - "Who Am I?"2:00 - 4:30
February 9thAGM and afternoon tea. Reveal of the "3D Challenge"2:00 - 4:30
February 23rdTalk - Sue Daniel - Doll's House Quilts (1/12th scale)2:00 - 4:30
March 9thStitch and Natter2:00 - 4:30
March 23rdStitch and Natter2:00 - 4:30
April 13thStitch and Natter2:00 - 4:30
April 27thWorkshop - Gail Bourcier - "Rag Rugs". Gail will bring examples of her rugs to show everyone. She will discuss the various materials you can use and provide the hessian backing and rug hooks. You will need to bring scissors.
This workshop has now been reprogrammed for March 22, 2018.
This meeting will now be a stitch and natter, bring along anything you are currently working on.
12.30 - 4.30
May 11thStitch and Natter2:00 - 4:30
May 25thDabble Day2:00 - 4:30
June 8thTalk - Caroline Harris, The History of Sewing Machines
Unfortunately Caroline has had to postpone this talk.
Talk will now take place on February 8th, 2018
2:00 - 4:30
June 22ndSummer Afternoon Tea2:00 - 4:30
July 13thStitch and Natter2:00 - 4:30
July 27thWorkshop - Sue Rhodes - "A Contemporary Cushion". You will make a contemporary cushion using thermofax screen printing, the cushion will be embellished with free pieced vases, hand and machine embroidery. A requirements list will be available when booking the workshop.10.00 - 4.30
August 10thStitch and Natter2.00 - 4.30
August 24thCharity Day. We will be making Sensory/Fidget Quilts for people living with dementia and Alzheimers, they will also be suitable for people with Autism, ADHD or those recovering from a stroke. These quilts have proved to be a valuable and therapeutic aid in settling restless hands and agitated minds – alleviating stress for both patients and carers.10.00 - 5.30
September 14thStitch and Natter2.00 - 4.30
September 28thWorkshop - Miriam Edwards - "Felted Penny Rugs, Decorative Mats". Those of you who were at Miriam's talk in January will remember the examples Miriam showed us of "Penny Rugs". Penny Rugs are made by decorating larger pieces of felt with coin shaped felt pieces. Miriam will bring felt and thread with her. If you have suitable materials you can also bring them along.12.30 - 4.30
October 12thStitch and Natter2.00 - 4.30
October 26thWorkshop - Jan Hassard. "Twisted Ribbon Quilt". This is a new class in Jan's popular series of illusional designs. Using quick piecing techniques with sparkling colours spriralling against a black background to creat an exciting art quilt or wall hanging.10.00 - 4.30
November 9thStitch and Natter2.00 - 4.30
November 23rdStitch and Natter/Workshop - Christmas Theme2.00 - 4.30
December 14thChristmas Lunch and AGM12:30 - 5:30
2018
January 11th
Stitch and Natter2.00 - 4.30
January 25th
Stitch and Natter with a "Technique/Brainstorming Session"
During this meeting we will share our knowledge of quilting techniques with each other.
2.00 - 4.30
February 8thCaroline Harris, "The History of Sewing Machines"
This is a rescheduling of Caroline's talk which had to be postponed last year. Caroline will talk about the development of sewing machines and bring some examples along with her.
2.00 - 4.30
February 22ndWorkshop - Tutor to be announcedTime to be advised
March 8thStitch and Natter2.00 - 4.30
March 22ndGail Bourcier - "Rag Rugs". Gail will bring examples of her rugs to show everyone. She will discuss the various materials you can use and provide the hessian backing and rug hooks. You will need to bring scissors.
This workshop was previously scheduled for April 27th, 2017
2.00 - 4.30