Newsletter 29th June 2022

Hello Everyone

Thank you to all who contributed to the success of our Founders Day meeting earlier this month.  Special thanks to Dallas, Barbara, Joy, Julia and Diane for their wonderful Show and Tell presentations. A lot of you were interested in Julia’s tea towels and may have missed her talk last year so she has provided a link that may be of interest to you.

Congratulations to our Chairman’s Challenge winners, Susan, Karin and Dallas. All the entries were amazing and your voting pennies totalling £5.71, will be donated to the St Francis Hospice.

We also celebrated our 30th anniversary in style with a beautifully decorated and delicious cake made by Joy. The sewing fairy that presided over the cake can be seen here but there are lots more photos from the afternoon on our web page. Click here. Thank you to Pat for taking the photos.

Also, many of you enjoyed a Shibori dyeing workshop with Anne Griffiths last Saturday.  We hope that you will bring along your samples to our next meeting and share some photos from the session too please.

Our Library

Plans are afoot to keep our library going but with an up-to-date app to help with ordering and record keeping. We will keep you posted as to its progress.

Sales Table. Linda sends her apologies as there will not be a sales table at the July meeting.

During a recent phone call with June Capel she asked me to pass on her thanks for all the cards and messages that you have sent her as they have been a huge comfort to her after the passing of her husband. She is going to spend some time with her daughter but hopes to be able to catch up with us later in the year. She sends you all her best wishes.


Coming up: –

July 6th  A group of us are going to The William Morris Gallery to view the Althea McNish exhibition.

You are welcome to join us. We plan to meet there at 10.30 am but can arrange to meet enroute if you prefer. It is a 34-minute bus journey on the 123 from Ilford Station.

July 9th 2pm.  Diana Springall “Embroidery as a Way of Life”

 We have been given permission to record this presentation so keep your fingers crossed that the sound works ok.


15th to 17th July our long awaited Residential at High Leigh. Tutor Michele Caragher

We hope that you have all been able to sort lifts, if not please speak to Carol or myself.


It has been proposed that we reintroduce the Stitch and Chat Zoom sessions once a month. Members who were unable to attend meetings found these very useful for keeping up to date with each other.

The best time for me would be the first Tuesday of the month from 10 am to 12. However, if a few of you would prefer another time slot that could be arranged. I am happy to demonstrate how to use the Zoom account if you need training. Let me know if you are interested.


Well, that’s it for now.  Enjoy the sunshine and hope to see you all soon.

Happy stitching