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Co-ordinator's Chat

Well Christmas is well and truly over for another year and I for one have resolved to do more patchwork and quilting along with keeping on top of the washing and keeping the house clean and tidy. Surely I can manage at least one of these?

We have arranged 5 Regional Days across the Region and hope there is something for everyone to enjoy. They range from Antique Quilts (March) to a Christmas get together (November) featuring sheep making by Sheepythings through Needles2Pins (May) and an insight into Melanie Missin-Keating’s trips to India (July). We are also very lucky to be able to see some of the Norwich Castle Project Tapestries and the journey and history behind their creation plus experiencing the stitch used so we can create part of our very own tapestry (September). Details of the March, May and  July events are later in the Newsletter, others will follow nearer the time. 

The other event is of course Doughty’s Roadshow at Brampton in April. Be spoilt for choice with good quality cottons, wadding and their fabulous batiks. We will have traders and a raffle – prizes will include a bed quilt and sewing machine. Please note that Doughty’s will open at 12 noon and stay until 4 pm – later than usual. 

I shall be off to the Quilters Guild AGM in Sterling in April and if you have any queries or issues you want raised, please let me know. Due to rising costs and a boost to the environment, we are going to consider sending Kaleidoscope out by email after a consultation period and I hope you will embrace this new way of receiving your copy of the newsletter. 

One last thing, we now have a Facebook page for Region 9 and Brenda has been busy setting it up and Bridget has been busy posting pictures so do give it a visit.

Coffee mornings will continue into 2020 so you are very welcome to come along to these and bring friends or family with you. You don’t need to be a member of the guild to attend. So you can see we have a busy year ahead and I look forward to seeing many of you at our events.

Chris Powell