Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January 2011 meeting

January newsletter.

A Very Happy New Year To you all.

· I believe that there is much activity at HQ and will let you know after my next NW committee meeting. The move is imminent

· Thank you to those braving the awful weather for our Dec meeting and congratulations to Jackie for her winning postcard. There were fewer entries than normal but I am sure that you will now be wearing your new badge whilst clutching your bonnet brim.

· Have you planned your Lights Fantastic piece? No rules, anything goes. They will be taken to the NW Regional meeting in St Anne’s. Later that year, the Embroidery Persee . We also have postcards of Bulgaria to complete

· Pauline tells me that there is a new book available. See for details.

· Are you coming to the Jacobs Feast? Sat 29th Jan 11.30 till 3.30. We will make birds, bonnets and have a quiz. Usual sewing stuff and a pen please.

· Ann has requested more greetings cards and I would like information for this newsletter.

· Quaker Tapestry exhibition at Blackburn Cathedral, all of Feb, Mon to Sat, 10 till 4.30 Free

· Macclesfield Branch till Feb 18th. “Sampling”. Details on main NW web pages

· Help needed to restore some Victorian vestments.

· There are some places left for Summer School.

· Marilyn has details about NW Regional Day in St  Annes and all competition entries

Pauline Ann and I stepped in at the last minute to lead the January meeting. At Harrogate, last year, Ann and I joined a metal work shop so decided to demonstrate. Pauline put together an inspiration board and we  finished our samples.


Ann made her sample into a picture  and I made a book cover. We both played around with the idea of making brooches . Finally this was the challenge for the night. We put together a hand made felt backing and piece of tomato tube. Members picked, at random a kit and began.009

We made coils and curls, jewels and punched pieces. Brooch backs were distributed and hopefully we will see the finished results at our next meeting. Many members said that they both enjoyed the activity and the chance to catch up and chat after the Christmas holiday.


Ann had been very busy. She brought along four pieces for our Show and Tell. Here she proudly shows us her first ever quilt, made for Phoebe her granddaughter. Please bring along any work  that you have completed, to our  next meeting. We love to see what you have been doing.



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