This is where you will find information and notes from previous meetings.
November Notes from GtP meeting 10 November
October Notes from GtP meeting 13 October
We had a very productive day sewing quilts for care leavers. Thank you to everyone who came and sewed, donated fabric, made blocks etc We have many brilliant quilt tops being made and I’m sure they will be very popular.
Notices from the meeting:
Christmas lunch this year will cost £6 and a sign-up sheet is already available, please bring cash with you. We also need some volunteers to make desserts please.
Thank you to Jackie for organising a very enjoyable Knitting & Stitching show trip.
Morsbag charity, https://morsbags.com/make-a-morsbag
This Friday (27th October) is our last coffee morning of the season at Cedar Barn from 10.00 to 12.30 pm. I will bring along the next part of the medallion quilt but we also hope to see other things that you are making. Come and join us if you can.
Gloria is planning some fun things for us to do on zoom over the winter months.
September Notes from GtP meeting 8 September
A very interesting talk from our Speaker Jan Allston who has travelled all over the world and quilted whilst doing so,
A quiz based on one of her quilts, had us all searching our minds during lunch.
August Notes from GtP Meeting 11 August
A very enjoyable Summer Social with a lot of cake!
Pictures are on our Instagram account
July Notes from GtP Meeting 14 July
We enjoyed a warm, entertaining and informative talk from our speaker, Sarah Hibbert, who took us through the process of turning her small collages into finished quilts and how that became the beautiful book From Collage to Quilt, via Andy Warhol and Rod Stewart!
Our next meeting with be our Summer Social on 11 August at Cedar Barn, Barn Lane, Hazelmere, HP15 7BQ. More info to follow in due course.
Dates for our diaries: London Quilters have an exhibition at Swiss Cottage Library (88 Avenue Road, London NW3 3HA from 28 June – 26 July (Mon–Thur 10am-8pm, Fri- Sat 10am-5pm) and Steph Hudson’s exhibition at the Elgiva in Chesham runs until 29 July.
There are 10 places left for the trip to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace on Sunday 8 October. Payment is necessary to secure your booking, and if you have already booked but not paid, please do so as soon as possible. Booking and payment details were in my last email.
Sally showed us the quilt top assembled from the house blocks that we made in preparation for our 30th anniversary. Pam and Kath have volunteered to complete it and there was discussion about entering it into FOQ or Malvern next year.
Our next coffee morning will be on Friday 28 July at Little Kingshill Village Hall, Windsor Lane, HP16 0DZ from 10am – 12.30. All welcome to sit and sew, chat, have tea, coffee and, of course, cake! For those who have started, or are thinking about starting, a medallion quilt for our challenge there will be the opportunity to get help and advice.
Our speaker for September is a change from that published in our programme. We will now be treated to “Cruising and Quilting” from Jan Allston.
June Notes from GtP Meeting
t was so hot outside but wonderfully cool in the hall at Coleshill. Thank you to Steph, Mary and Joan for sharing your quilts with us, we enjoyed hearing your stories. Thank you, Coralie, for hosting so well.
We had a lovely display of rope bowls that had been made at our recent workshop.
CETG trip to Alexandra Palace for the Knitting & Stitching show on Sunday, 8th October from Gt Missenden and Amersham, £30 all inclusive, please email Jackie Connors if you are interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry’s block of the month is due back by August meeting at the latest.
Raffle, please give us feedback on what you want from the raffle.
Jill Packer is featured in the latest The Quilter (magazine from the Quilters Guild) with some beautiful pieces using curved piecing.
London Quilters will be having an exhibition at Swiss Cottage Library from 28th June.
May Notes from GtP Meeting 12 May
We had a very entertaining talk from Moira who is very generous with sharing her quilty techniques. Don’t forget to be careful with any empty tomato paste tubes, they are very sharp!
Next month we will be starting a new mystery quilt. We hope you will want to make this frame quilt with us. We will also be arranging mid-month coffee mornings to support this. The aim is to enjoy doing something together and to make some nice quilts for our exhibition next year.
Malvern – 20th May
There are still spaces for the coach (but you will need to purchase your own ticket for the show). The satnav code for the Council car park is HP6 5AW. This is not the new leisure centre car park, so check you are in the right one.
Coffee morning this Friday, 19th May at 10.00 am to 12.30 pm, at Cedar Barn, Hazlemere. Cost is £1 per person to cover coffee and cake.
Project Linus. Unfortunately our Project Linus rep has had to give up helping the charity for personal reasons. Mary Mills has volunteered to collect quilts for Project Linus and deliver them to Sue Monroe in Aylesbury.
Care Leavers charity (October meeting this year). MP for Chesham & Amersham, Sarah Green has been invited to attend as she likes to sew and is interested in seeing what we do.
Bring and Buy, sadly we said goodbye to Liz Harris at the meeting but fortunately Jacqui has agreed to take over the Bring and Buy. Thanks for all your help Liz, please keep in touch.
Help needed. We are very grateful for any help you can give us in running this group. We haven’t had much response to our requests for tea/coffee making. We depend on the help our lovely members give us, it also makes the meeting more fun for everyone, so please do what you can.
April Notes from GtP Meeting 14 April
It was great to see so many braving the pouring rain to come to our four corners meeting.and many enjoyed having time to chat and get to know people while sewing. It is also inspirational to see what people are making.
Check out the photographs of our 4 corners workshops and the block of the month on our Instagram page
On Sunday, 23rd April there is a fabric sale at Great Kingshill Village Hall, HP15 6DW. The proceeds go to Parkinsons UK and Cancer Research so it is a really good cause. These sales offer absolute bargains and homemade cakes too. From 10 am to 12.30 pm.
If you are planning to come with us to Malvern, please let us know by 1st May, as that is the last date to order the entry tickets.
The block of the month is due back in May or June. (Thank you Gloria for preparing the kits for us - contact her if you would like one.)
March Notes from GtP Meeting 10 March
Our speaker, Megan Mainwaring, treated us to a display of the most beautiful applique quilts and talked us through her process for choosing fabrics for her projects, considering contrast and the colour palette as well as the value of the fabrics. One of her tips is to use a colour wheel when choosing colours, and another is to take black and white photos of fabrics to determine their value.
CHAIRMAN’S CHALLENGE – Sally set her challenge for 2023. Members should make a travel sewing kit. It should be pretty, small and compact but sufficient size to hold threads, needles, buttons etc. The deadline is the Christmas meeting.
The coach trip to the Malvern Quilt Show on Saturday 20 May- seats are available. The coach departs at 8am from the Council car park on George V Road in Amersham (up the hill) Please contact Jackie Connors is you want a seat. The cost is £30 i payable by BACS to the Gone to Pieces bank account. (Details were in the Membership pack given out in December.)
Steph has organised a workshop on Saturday 15 April 10am to 4pm at Little Kingshill Village Hall. "Crazy Houses", taught by Ann Stonehouse. Please contact Steph if you want a place. Cost is £35 paid by BACS to the GtP account. You will need to bring your sewing machine with a quarter inch foot, an extension lead, rotary cutter, cutting mat, 12” x 6” (minimum size) ruler, sharp scissors, small scissors, sewing thread in cream or grey to blend, fabric in a variety of colours, tones and values, and paper and pencil for notes.
Terry Stevenson told us about the quilt morning on Sunday 23 April from 10-12.30 in memory of Cathi Grainger at the Great Kingshill Village Hall. Tea, coffee and cakes available, fabric for sale and many of Cathi’s quilts will be on display. No cost to enter.
Liz alerted us to the Liberty remnant room now open on the top floor of the store, cotton lawn from £10 pm and the sale continues until July. Fabric must be bought by the metre, (no FQs!)
DIARY DATES -
Lady Sew and Sew Linus day – 25 April
The Stitch Festival at Business Design Centre, London – 23 – 26 March 2023
And please note our next meeting is 14 APRIL (not the 7th as it says in the programme). This will be a 4 Corners meeting but there will also be a sit and stich table for anyone who isn’t involved in a 4 Corner session. (If you missed the sign-ups today and would like more information contact Steph.)
(Show and Tell photos will appear on our Instagram page later this week.)
Notes from GtP Meeting 14 February
Notes from GtP Meeting 17th April
Notes from GtP Meeting 15th May
Notes from GtP Meeting 12th June