Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Update and Another Collection

July has been a quiet month at Group, with people coming and going on their holidays and grandchildren duties.

Carol took our  Monthly project - Box Making - and most of the ladies joined in with this.

We had purchased Pre-Cut Card kits from Pinflair and we had a Sewing Caddy or Rectangular box with Lid on offer. Most of the ladies had decided on the caddy 

Fabrics had been decided on and so the gluing commenced
 With pegs to hold in place
 And despite being told not to only use a thin layer of glue
 Some people needed extra supervision......

 Refreshments were consumed

 Instructions were followed

 Rebels were kept in check
 And the day resulted in a lovely array of boxes and caddies
Carol's Demos

Before the class had ended a list of more pre-cut kits had been made and more caddies ordered to work on at home. A sign of a good workshop   A great day Carol!Thank-you

Many other things are being worked on including this lovely wool cushion by June

A new bauble design from Jo - All out of her head !

Clever girl
Some of our ladies are in a Flickr group - Mini Mania Challenge and New York Beauty was thier challenge for June - here are some of the results.

 And the Collection?

Ellen saw a post on Facebook regarding an organisation that collects new and gently worn bras that are sent out to African villages to improve hygiene and help prevent the rape of young girls, as wearing a bra in some villages is a sign of wealth, status and power.

If the bras are a bit tatty the metal and fabrics are recycled to raise money to but panties. Some of the girls have only one pair  or non whatsoever.


We have made a "discreet" donation box  (some of you may be shy regarding size or lack of 😜 ...) for you to pop any unwanted Bras into and we will send them off in the next month or so.  

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

And the Heat Goes On...

But it hasn't stopped the wok that the ladies are producing

Beverley had been showing us some different bird designs 

Jackie Rachel and Sue all went with the Seagull design

 Not quite completed but a nice evening well spent.

Johanne was showing her Jelly Roll quilt too

Then Linda showed us how to make some of the transfer crayon cards





 A big thank you to Beverley and Linda for taking these workshops for us to enjoy!

Jackie has been working on her own bird, this time a bit bigger scale! 
 I just love this cute chicken!

 Sally has been tweaking her stumpwork card and here is the finished product
 Carol is still producing many of the pairs of Pyjamas that are sent off to hospitals via the
 Wrap Pyjama Fairies charity

 These are headed off to Neptune Ward at Southend hospital
Well done Carol !  They are lovely and will cheer up any sick child.

Don't forget that next week we will be making the Fabric Covered boxes that you have ordered the card kit for.

You will need a minimum of 30cm of outer fabric and the same for lining, 
If you have a glue spreader, bring that with you, We have ordered the glue.
Please Note That a Fat 1/4 will not work!!! 
No sewing required but you will need scissors

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Flaming June!

It's been a while, but lots going on at group

Jan has finished another cute Applique baby quilt

 Kathy is still joining her stock of EPP's
 Liz added some little flowers to one of the blocks from the Be Attitudes book
 Val is working on her Pear Shaped project
 We are having a box makig day next month so Kay felt she must finish the box she started ...... many years ago
 Brenda is making progress on another Project Linus quilt
 Janis had layered her Hexagon quilt top and was deciding how to quilt it
 Mrs Beal's apprentice Pauline was patiently unpicking some machine embroidery for Pat  - what a star!
nearly there
 Therese is still hooking away on her waistcoat, she was hoping to finish so she could wear this home.  After all, it is only 30deg !!!  💦💦💦
 Lynda was making up a smocked romper suit
very pretty
And Fran was candlewicking another panel for her Grand daughters quilt.
Fran was actually taking it easy after hosting a Quilt Exhibition at her local church at the weekend.

Did you get over and see it? A Wonderful display of quilts and flowers - Well done Fran and Jane and their helpers

Lynda took a workshop yesterday, showing us how to use Transfer Crayons to make a sweet little card.

We used the crayons on a  a paper doily
 Ironed it onto our fabric and began stitching
 A bit of embellishment
 And popped into a card apperture

Annette made two cards

 June couldn't decide how many sparkles to use

 We will see that next week!

Wednesday evening sees Beverly showing us how to make her selection of fabric birds.

These would make a lovely baby mobile

Next Wednesday Lynda will be repeating the card class so if you missed it come along and try this simple technique