March AGM report

This year’s  AGM was well-attended and the Members’ Market proved a great hit with many taking the opportunity for a clear-out and others finding that elusive fabric they’d been needing for months.

Jenny Latham was unanimously voted in as Treasurer and Irene McGranachan unanimously as Secretary. We will be needing a new Chairman next year when Maggie Palmer comes to the end of her tenure.

Many of you attend meetings but we find (in common with so many groups and societies) that very few are willing to volunteer to help with running the group, or even the meetings. We desperately need you to volunteer to help make the tea and coffee each month. If everyone who attended the AGM volunteered to make tea you would only need to do it once every three years! Both Irene and Jenny have served on the Committee before but neither wanted to see the group fold, which it will without its Committee; they were voted in unanimously because no one else was prepared to put their name forward.

The quilts below are from Show and Tell (no further information came with them I’m afraid – ed.).

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Our next meeting is on April 6th and is a talk by Liz Brooke-Ward entitled ‘Whatever Floats Your Boat’ and our Trader for the month will be Quilters Trading Post from Buerton.

Don’t forget the British Quilt and Stitch Village at Uttoxeter is April 7th – 9th.

Quilt Show at Uttoxeter

The British Quilt and Stitch Village show is now on at Uttoxeter Racecourse. Today was a busy day, lots to see, lots to buy and a great many people to talk to.

Staffs Ps and Qs have an exhibition stand, which was kept busy all day.

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Jane from The Corner Patch

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and Diana from Castle Court Quilters

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both have stands at the show – they are two of our local traders – and were kept busy all day (although Jane lost her patterns – they were free with two fat quarters but it seems some people only saw the ‘free’ and helped themselves).

The quilts are on display upstairs – Chris took a quick snapshot while there weren’t too many people about –

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And finally among all the other things to marvel at was a 3D printer –

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The possibilities have been swirling . . .  its going on the Christmas wishlist.

The show is open tomorrow and Sunday – do go if you get a chance and come and say hello to whoever is working on our stand.

Otherwise, we will see you on Thursday May 5th at Stone Station (not our usual venue).

Quilt show – Uttoxeter

Are you doing anything important on 22nd to 24th March if you have spare time then an addition could be added to your diary.  The British Quilt and Stitch Village is being held at Uttoxeter Race Course with suppliers from all over the country, together with a good display of quilts.  Staffordshire Patchwork and Quilters will be manning a stand for the three days and we would love to meet anyone who is either experienced or a beginner at quilting. Come and find out about our group and about the talks we have arranged for 2016.