Well what a summer PHEW! I like the sunshine but that got a bit much. Since my last report we have had the a Kantha day at Swaffham, very popular and Angela Daymond a great tutor. I made my kit into a book cover. Next was the picnic at Garvestone which coincided with 100 years of suffragette so we were making blocks of suffragette ladies and different ways of using half square triangles. We are planning to make the quilt up and use for educational purposes. Thank you to all those who took part. Although we didn't eat outside the shared plates of food were amazing!
I volunteered to help on the a guild stand at FOQ and to my surprise was put on the front desk! My first time, wow it was fun to be watching the public waiting to be let in at precisely 10am, like waiting for the Harrods sale when everyone rushes in incase there is nothing left!
We are now in the process of planning our next events, so look out for those. We want to introduce coffee mornings at locations across our region. One in St. Ives, one in Peterborough and one near Cambridge so I hope you will be able to come and sit and sew. They will be open to all not only guild members. Dawn Cameron-Dick has been booked for April next year and we hope to get Sarah Payne back, as unfortunately we had to cancel her day this July due to lack of support. I spoke to her at FOQ and she says her version of EPP will be Mount Everest, which sounds interesting.
At the Makit NQL fair next May in Peterborough we hope there will be many entries to our competition to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Quilters Guild. Information and entry forms will be enclosed (hopefully) in the next Kaleidoscope and will be available from myself.
Our two remaining events this year are Alan Heath talking about his grandmother’s quilts with a workshop in the afternoon. This will be on October 20th at West Walton Village Hall and the Christmas Party on December 1st (venue and content to be confirmed). I hope to see as many of you as possible at our events and don't forget if a friend or family member wishes to attend they can do.
I mentioned above that we had to cancel a speaker due to lack of support although I did meet people at another event who wanted to come but had not booked. It is essential that if you see an event you would like to attend please, please book as unfortunately we cannot rely on you arriving on the day. In this day and age we need to know numbers before the event.
Because we are such a large region finding halls to hold events can be difficult, we have, as a committee, decided to use only 4 venues for our area and regional days. These will be Mundford Village Hall, for the Norfolk area, Milton Community Centre, for the Cambridge area, Brampton Memorial Hall, for the Huntingdon area and The Fleet Community Centre, for the Peterborough area. We hope that by just using these venues in turn we can be in your area and so save too much travelling. But that doesn't stop you from travelling across the area to an event which may interest you!
Well enough from me for now. Take care and see you soon.