PROGRAMME FOR 2020

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We meet on the first Thursday of each month, except January and August,  at 7.15pm at Walton Community Centre ST15 0QE

We have a local Trader each month (except March) so remember to bring a little extra money with you! We also hold a Raffle at each meeting to help with funds.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are available before the meetings but as no one likes washing up, please could you bring your own mug (or be prepared to put up with a disposable one).

 As with all things that are planned in advance the following Programme is subject to change. Keep up to date with the monthly blog posts.

Thursday, 6th February

Richard Cook

His talk is about Patchwork and Quilting from a male’s perspective.

Thursday,5th March

Annual General Meeting. As Chair has completed her 2 years we need to elect a new Chair.

Also speaker for tonight is Karen Parry whose talk is about “Needles &Pins know how”.

Thursday, 2nd April

Jean Brailsford

Jean is a local quilters who will talk about her involvement in an international quilt group and exhibiting overseas.

Thursday, 7th May

Sue Turner

Sue will talk about what is involved in hanging Exhibition Quilts. Hopefully, this will be an interactive talk.

N.B. The venue may change if local elections take place.

2019

Thursday Feb. 7th

Maggie Palmer – My Quilts.

Maggie has a selection of very lovely quilts. You are in for a treat when she shares them.

Thursday, March 7th

Annual General Meeting

As our Treasurer and Programme Secretary have completed their 2 years we require to vote for new ones.

Thursday, April 4th

Lucy Brennan – a talk about her journey into quilting and other crafts.

Lucy is a quilter and blogger at “Charm About You”. She is a pattern designer and regularly teaches quilting classes as well as doing demonstrations on the Sewing Quarter.

Thursday, May 2nd

Please note change of venue because of local elections.

Christ Church Hall, Christchurch Way, Stone

Dawn Cameron-Dick – ‘Needles and Thread’

Dawn is a self-taught quilter and is also an author of several books. She came to U.K. from America in 1995. Dawn is well known to many of us.

Thursday, June 6th

Angela Madden – My Work

After many years as an Occupational Therapist, Angela changed direction and became interested in patchwork and Quilting. She is well-known for her beautiful Celtic designs.

Thursday, July 4th

Hannah’s Room – The Beauty of Batiks

Hannah’s Room specialises in the best Indonesian Batik fabrics and is U.K’s leading batik stockist.

Thursday, 5th September

Lis Binns – What to do when it all goes wrong.

Lis has been a sewer for most of her life and started patchwork and quilting in 2006. She started teaching in 2013.

Thursday, 3rd October

Ann Jeremy – ‘From then to Now’

Ann is a respected quilter and is known for her long-arm quilting. She is well-known to S.P.Q. members. Always a delight to hear her talk to us.

Thursday, 7th November

Top Tips

A good opportunity to learn some new techniques from fellow members or for you to share some of your favourite techniques.

Thursday, 5th December

Joyce Hardy – Puff Quilts

Joyce will demonstrate this technique with a view to you trying it for yourselves.

WORKSHOPS

Saturday, 27th April – Walton Community Centre – 10.00 – 4.00pm

Carolyn Gibbs – Provençal Sampler

Learn how to make perfect points.

Saturday, 14th September- Walton Community Centre 10.00am – 4.00pm

Anja Townrow – Embellished Book Covers

2018

Thursday Feb.1st

Jane Alcock – How it all began.

Thursday March 1st

AGM and Members’ Sales Tables

Saturday March 17th

Soup and Sew Day 10 am – 4pm (Booking essential). Come and spend a day working on your own projects, chatting to friends old and new, away from the distractions of home. Lunch is provided!

Thursday April 5th

Ruth Singer – Criminal Quilts

Saturday April 28th

Workshop – Happy Scrappy Patchwork with Christine Green. Booking essential.

Thursday May 3rd

Catherine Brierley – Talking about Colour

Thursday June 7th

John James Needles – an educational talk by Karen Perry

Thursday July 5th

Anja Townrow – Private Collection

Thursday Sept 6th

Kathleen Laurel Sage – Extrav-organza

Saturday September 15th

Soup and Sew Day (Booking essential). Come and spend a day working on your own projects, chatting to friends old and new, away from the distractions of home. Lunch is provided!

Thursday October 4th

Carolyn Gibbs – Quick! Piece It!

Saturday October 13th

Workshop – Twitch, Twiddle and Tweak with Jennie Rayment. Booking essential.

Thursday Nov 1st

Karen Johnson – Celestial Convergence

Thursday Dec 7th

Paula Hulme – Hawaiian Patchwork – a demonstration