Saturday, 30 July 2011

Summer Supper 2011

Last Wednesday evening saw us at Sue H's house for our annual summer super.

It always surprises me that we all agree to bring either a sweet or savoury dish and we end up with a fantastic array of food. Wednesday was no exception and we all tucked in to great food and drink - Well you do have to have Pimms on a summer evening don't you?  Sue M made a lovely lemonade drink which was thankfully non alcoholic for all the drivers.

We are losing a very long standing member of our group this summer. For the past 25 something years Hilary has opened up the Shipton Reading Room hall and laid out chairs and in the winter put the heating on so it is nice and warn for us.
She has been an unsung hero over the years so as a token of esteem we made friendship blocks and she was given flowers and a garden voucher to buy something for her new garden.
We wish Hilary all the very best in this new phase of her life.
Hilary opening her friendship blocks

It was a lovely relaxed evening and now we are on holiday until September when we will be welcoming back old and some new members.

A very big thank you for Sue H for hosting a lovely evening and to Clive her DH who went fishing to get out of our way- I hope he did arrive back home as when we left it was pitch dark he was not back-  CLIVE. Its safe to come back we have gone. LOL.

Happy holiday ladies.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Cheque Presentation


Anne Norman being presented with the cheque from Jenny


It was with such great pleasure that Anne Norman came to Shipton Quilters last Wednesday to be presented with a cheque for £2880.11 for  HELP THE HEROES.

Anne spoke about how out money would be used to rehabilitate wounded soldiers not just in body but in mind also.

We were all honoured to be involved in making this quilt that made such a lot of money for this worthy cause.

Great job ladies and BIG THANKS to all our boys out there who are fighting the cause for us.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Shipton Quilters # 5

These little grouping which was set up by Sue and Helen in the reception area of the college and is our STRIP ROBIN QUILTS Challenge.
How this worked- You started off by being given the first row instruction which was Star's. This row was worked in your own fabric. You then passed the bag on with or without fabric in.
The other thing is you wrote a little notebook with what sort of colours and fabrics you liked to use and was asked when working on another person's quilt to write down notable things that were going in the world.

In my book on Row 4 the quilter who then had my bag wrote lots of interesting facts over the month like- Feb 14th 25 years ago Torvill and Dean won Olympic Gold with their dance 'Bolero'- Feb 23rd 8 OSCARS for 'Slum Dog Millionaire'- Feb 25th David Cameron's (our present prime minister) son Ivan dies at the age of 6. March 3rd Gordon Brown ( Our previous Prime Minister) to meet Barrack Obama the new President of the U.S.A.

It was a fun project but found it a bit of a challenge as I was forced to work out of my comfort zone.


Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Shipton Quilters # 3




Margaret M

Helen's from a jelly roll

More quilts these quilts were in the refectory.
Don't forget to double click for a closer look.

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Shipton Quilters # 2

The Orangery

Table about the American Civil War

Sue W's Civil War Stars

Sue M's Solider block quilt
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We have 4 areas to fill at Rendcomb College and these photos are from The Orangery This little grouping is all about the history of the American Civil War.

Double click on the photo's to get up closer. 

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