Archive | December, 2017

Celebrating Christmas!

18 Dec

We ended the year with a festive theme and in spite of the frost and snow, many members braved the weather to bring delicious foody offerings to share. The tables were decorated, Christmas songs played in the background and Salinder organised the christmas raffle with her usual beautifully wrapped prizes. Thank you Salinder!


Our entertainment group was struck down by the winter sickness bug and unable to come, poor things. So we enjoyed an array of beautiful show and tell items that members had luckily brought along instead. IMG_7311-COLLAGE

Marj showed off her 80th birthday present from all her quilting friends that was lovingly put together by Julia. Each person made a seaside block to reflect the work Marj has done in raising money for the RNLI over many years. A beautiful tribute, well done everyone and Happy Birthday Marj!


Helen brought along this work of art that she has almost finished.


Gayney and Margaret brought along their first and most recent quilts to show us how they have moved on. What a great idea, to be continued I think!



It has been another busy year and we meet again on 13th January 2018 to share more of those wonderful quilting ideas!

Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year everyone!




Getting in the Mood!

3 Dec

Our trip to Midsummer Quilting was a delight. A lovely place to visit in a rural setting the shop is out in the country in old farm buildings in Chilcompton 10 miles from Bath and 16 from Bristol.  Before, during or after your shopping you are invited to relax in easy chairs, and enjoy a cup of  tea, coffee and a biscuit. They have over 3000 fabrics to chose from with a large haberdashery and a book section. It’s well worth a visit.

IMG_7205 There is even a shopping trolley if you can fill it, which Keris and Salinder enjoyed doing!


Long Arm Quilting Service


American Museum Bath

Our next port of call was to the American Museum. We went on a journey through the history of America from early settlers to the twentieth century. The quilt display is amazing.


Redwork Quilt


This quilt is made from silk cigar ribbons.


This stunning dazzling Christmas tree is seen from above in the Central Hall with decorations inspired by the Jazz Age.


In the Folk Art room we were all inspired by this different Christmas tree, with all of it’s decorations hand made by the volunteers who help in the museum. From knitted chains and strings of pom poms to tapestry and patchwork, it shows that you don’t have to buy decorations. It was lovely!



A lovely trip to put us in the mood for christmas!

Thank you Salinder for your great organisation as usual.