On Tuesday 5th March Christine Davidson and Ruth Garner introduced the group to a collection of small quilts entitled ” The Handbag Collection“. These miniature quilts were laid out on table for everyone to peruse, and comment on aspects of technique, contrast, finishing, favourite and least favourite. All were amazing and promoted lively discussion.

The meeting on 19th March was led by Chris Flatman who instructed members on the making of a beautiful applique butterfly block

On Tuesday 9th April Jean Bell led a meeting which focused on Members’ charitable connections. Personal perspectives were given about charities that members support. Some of these mentioned were –
Quilts for Careleavers – Beartown have currently made more than 80 quilts and donated them to young people coming out of Care and living independently.
Linus Quilts – smaller quilts made for children and babies who are sick or in hospital.
Quilts for stillborn premature babies.
Cushions for cancer patients – heart shaped cushions made to support the arm when receiving treatments.
Quilts of Valour – made for members of the armed forces.
Non sewing related projects were also mentioned.
Smalls for All – these are pre- loved bras sent to overseas countries.
Congleton Communicare – a service which provides transport for local people to hospital and other medical related appointments. Some members currently offer their services as drivers but more drivers are urgently needed as is another coordinator.

The next meeting on 23rd April is a talk by Maggie Pearson and features Eco dying. https://www.bymaggienaturally.co.uk/about


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