Those Poor Husbands .. Brenda’s poem from February

Those Poor Husbands

I’ve quilted on my husband’s shirts
I’ve quilted on his vest
I’ve quilted down his trousers
But he says I am a pest

‘Cause the other day I heard him scream
He was making such a din,
I’d quilted on his underpants
And left a few pins in!

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Linus project and change of plans for March 5

Linus project
Picture of a top I have started and the fleece ready to hand over to project Linus.

In January we learnt about the Linus project and quite a number of us wanted to start making quilts. We have now booked Rookley hall to have a meeting on Friday 26th February between 10.00am and 1.00pm to discuss how we might run a group on the Island. Everyone interested is very welcome to come.

On Saturday 5th March e are having a Sit and Sew Day where everyone is welcome to come. Bring along those UFO’s and any problems – you are bound to find some good advice there if you are struggling.

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February meeting – great fun

What a fun filled fantastic evening we had this month with Brenda Smith entertaining us with funny ditties about quilting and show and tell with Pat Ayles, Dot Atkins, Pat Horne and Marion Morgan showing us some of their beautiful work. We saw a huge variety of quilts from art quilts to applique and hand quilting and embellishing. Sorry to say I have no pictures to show you but I am hoping to post one or two of Brenda’s poems later.

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Website up to date!! the programme and workshop info –

Hi Everyone the website is now up to date for 2016 – what some fabulous speakers and workshops are winging their way to us this year. Next month sees a fun evening with Brenda Smith introducing some of our other Vectis quilters. Brenda is quite a whizz with funny poems so it will be very entertaining!

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Books, books, books – quilting books!

Finally managed to put a list of the library books on the site with a few details of what they are about to help you choose which ones you might like to hire at 50p for the month!  We will even try to reserve one for you if it is out on loan at the moment.

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Gloria De Menenzes

photo (8)photo (11)photo (12)A full house enjoyed an inspiring talk last Thursday evening when Gloria De Menenzes spoke on the theme ‘From Adversity to Prosperity’

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What a fantastic evening with Yasmin Duggan!

When Yasmin visited us on Thursday 10th September we were in for a real treat with some of Yasmin’s quilting history and a selection of her quilts to see and look at in more detail at the end of her talk. photo (5)


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Another winner! Nava Young wins competition in Europe!

As a member of the Quilters Guild Nava Young was asked to make a quilt for the Prague Show in April 2015. She was given fabric from Kazakhstan to use in her fabulous quilt called ‘Gold Rush’ and it won first prize. The quilt is now travlling to Germany, Slovakia, Kazakhstan and Russia.

Gold Rush

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