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March News and Questions for Members

REQUESTS FOR FABRIC & RESOURCES:
  • Jane McG recently visited "Works of Love" in Richmond based with the Vineyard charity. They have a small studio and offer classes/ sessions for sewers and those learning, and have a small loft to store donated fabrics and other craft related stuff. They are poorly represented on the internet and are not in the same location as the Vineyard but the leader is Susie at wolsewing@vineyardcommunity.org address: Dickson House, Studio 1, 3 Grove Road,Richmond Tw10 6sp .

  • Also in their latest newsletter Richmond museum are also asking for scrap materials or unused haberdashery for their craft workshops. The contact there is Vicky Mcgarth who has attended our recent meetings as a guest and is our speaker for March. Her details are 020 8332 1141 learning@museumofrichmond.com

DAY TRIP We are looking at places we could plan to visit for a day trip. Please have a look at the following suggestions and let us know either at the March meeting or by email to Benta which you would be interested in.

  • 15 - 17 July: Lullingstone Quilt & Craft Festival : https://region-2.quiltersguild.org.uk/events/view/lullingstone-quilt-craft-festival-2022

  • 11 June: Farnham Maltings https://farnhammaltings.com/events/thread-2022 "Join us for a sociable and inspiring day with fellow textile enthusiasts at our tenth annual thread festival."

  • American museum in Bath "https://americanmuseum.org/about/permanent-collection/quilts-textiles/"

  • Royal School of Needlework (Hampton Court https://royal-needlework.org.uk/) and Sunbury Gallery (using own / shared transport) https://www.sunburygallery.org/about

  • 4-29 May: Parham houses the finest and most important collection of 16th and 17th century embroidery in the United Kingdom. Enjoy this enhanced opportunity to discover our needlework collection, including items that are not normally on display. https://www.parhaminsussex.co.uk/house/

  • OTHER INTERESTING EVENTS Please do let us know if you hear of anything else Friday 18 – Sunday 20 March 2022 - The Contemporary Textiles Fair, at the Landmark centre in Teddington https://www.landmarkartscentre.org/about-fairs/contemporary-textiles-fair.php

  • Saturday 13th March Quilters fair at Farnham Maltings https://farnhammaltings.com/events/quilters-fair-2022


THE R&KQ WEBSITE

  • Plum is looking at overhauling our website (thank you Plum) If you visit any websites that are easy to navigate and have good sections that we could use for inspiration please do send us the links so Plum can have a look.

  • Do you run a website? Could you consider being a Website Deputy Editor???

  • Do you have any photos of a R&KQ group quilt that we could use for the home page? And do you know whose quilt is currently on the home page? We'd like to credit the makers of all the photos we have on the site


SPEAKERS AND WORKSHOPS

  • Do you have any recommendations for people we could approach to be a speaker and / or lead a one day workshop? If you've really enjoyed a patchwork or quilting class or book do give us their name and website so we can contact them


GROUP EQUIPMENT

We own quilt stands suitable for hanging quilts at an exhibition: Hilary has looked after these for us for some years but her circumstances have changed - does anyone have a garage loft or barn or outbuilding or similar that they could be stored in?


Thanks

Benta

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