Thursday, 25 November 2010

The Tent Makers of Cairo

We had a fascinating evening with Barbara Chainey last night when she talked about the Tent Makers of Cairo. She has wonderful examples of their work and to think it is all done by men! All very family orientated with the trade being passed down through the generations father to son. The boys start learning the trade as early as eight years old.

It was very evident Barbara's love of these textiles and as she seems to return to Egypt yearly she has amassed a huge amount of wonderful treasure that she shared with us.

Thank you Barbara for an extremely interesting talk . I am sure at lot of members will be adding The Tent Makers of Egypt to their Bucket Lists after seeing your textiles.

Friday, 5 November 2010

To Tempt You


We have recently had a show and tell of what is going into the Exhibition next April- What a feast for the eyes with lots of fabulous quilts for you to enjoy.

Not sure who's quilt this is but a few in the group have been doing this one. Isnt it gorgeous. It is called Pieceful Nights designed by Lori Smith.

Happy Stitching.
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Thursday, 7 October 2010



We are delighted to announce we shall be celebrating our 11th Exhibition at
Rendcomb College on Saturday 16th April 2011- 10.00am to 5.00pm and
Sunday 17th April 2011- 10.00am to 4.00pm

Admission fee 3.00- children under 16 free
Demonstrations-Sales Table- Traders
Coffee- Lunches- Teas available

Further details from 01242 890302

How to find us

Rendcomb College, Rendcomb, Nr Cirencester, Gloucestershire. GL7 7HA
Rendcomb is situated off the A435 Cirencester to Cheltenham Road

Sunday, 3 October 2010


With grateful thanks to FATFLYERS for donating our flyers.

Our flyer advertising the Exhibition has arrived and I think it looks really good. I hope everyone agrees.

The next challenge is to distribute them to Quilt Shows, Quilt shops and anywhere where that might give the best exposure to - A our 2011 Exhibition and - B for promoting the raffle of this fantastic charity quilt for HELP THE HEROES. Their website is here.

The flyer's will be available for you to collect at our next meeting on the 13th October.
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Wednesday, 22 September 2010


Tonight was a show and tell of all the items that are going to be on display at our next Exhibition in April 2011.

Seeing all the quilts was a feast for the eyes and I can tell you it is going to be another great exhibition .

We have chosen HELP FOR HEROES as out charity for this exhibition and everyone in the group has contributed to making this fabulous quilt. It is such a worthy cause so we do hope people will dig deep and buy raffle tickets to show their personal support for this fantastic charity.Visit their site here.
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Saturday, 4 September 2010

Re- start after Summer Break

The group starts back on Wednesday the 8th September with a talk from Joan Nuttall entitled My Life and My Quilts.

Another reason to come is that the Help For Heroes quilt is complete and will be on show for you all to admire what you have done. It is looking fab.
Plus your subs are due so please bring your cheque books.

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Monday, 26 July 2010

The Reading Room

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Shipton Quilters meet here at the Reading Room in Shipton Oliffe twice a month.