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Coordinators Letter January 2018

Looking forward, looking back! 

First, I must wish you a Happy New Year 2018 and hope that the festive season has been kind to you and yours, although at the time of writing preparations are still un-der way! 

Then, most importantly I must thank Sue Hammond for the excellent job she has done for us in Region 6 as Newsletter Editor, for the last 3 years. Thank you, Sue! We will miss you, although I think you are going to be too busy to miss us, the Com-mittee! We hope to see you at future events and wish you well with your continuing studies. 

Thanks must be given to Diana Brangywn for allowing me to twist her arm to take up the Newsletter Editor Role. We are also reverting to a predominantly paper based newsletter, and trying a new printer who can post out for us. Thank you to Joe Ben-nison for ably helping me with envelope labelling and stuffing over the past year. 

Thank you to you our membership for continuing to pay your subs and for attending our events over the past year. We have another action packed year of events planned alongside our usual Regional Days and Social occasions. We also have a venue in Ox-fordshire booked for June 2019 for our own Regional Quilt show so please start thinking about what you could contribute. 

Also in 2019, we have been asked to provide the tombola goodies at Festival of Quilts. We have chosen to make fabric boxes, these can be as simple or as complicat-ed as you wish and I have included two possible links. There are many different imag-es available with a google search Fabric boxes and for those of you who do not ac-cess the internet we will be providing a tutorial at a later date. 

This is really easy and can be personalised in many ways (Also a great way to practise your FMQ!) 

http://seaside-stitches.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/fabric-box-tutorial.html 

This looks fun but I haven't tried it 

http://quiltingdigest.com/sew-it-yourself-stacking-fabric-boxes-are-so-handy 

Please, please let us know what you would like to see offered re activities. It is really hard for the committee to decide what is going to interest you. 

Also, please feel free to contact Diana should you have anything you would like to submit for publication in the newsletter. Got some free time and think you could help us or even do better? Please contact me for a no obligation chat about joining the committee, we need you! 

Happy Quilting! 

Susan Brown quilting@mindblown.co.uk 


Berkshire Xmas Coffee Morning 

Thank you once again to Melyn Robinson for hosting this year’s event. 

Show and Tell was, as always, very entertaining with lots of lovely pieces to see. 

It was interesting to hear Lillian’s stories about the generosity of people she meets in her role as a Linus coordinator. 

Here’s a photo of a quilt made by Janet Scotton with donated Kaffe Fassett fabric. 

It was a very enjoyable and successful morning. 

18 members and 4 non members were there to support the Guild and raise funds for our region. The Raffle raised £42 and the Bring and Buy stall £120.25 Combined with a small ticket price the event raised £202.25. 

Well done ladies! 


Oxfordshire Xmas Coffee Morning 

Another very enjoyable coffee morning hosted by Henriette Kerr in Witney. Lots of chatting and cake ! in a nice and friendly atmosphere. 

The Show and Tell included a great variety of techniques used in fun and creative ways. 

Amongst the many pieces on show, Mary Foster showed her completed miniature from a Charlotte Haenlein workshop. 

16 people attended. 1 YQ, 3 non members and 12 members. 

The raffle made £33 and the bring and buy £93.10. 

A total of £162.10 was raised. 

Well Done Ladies! 


If you have any success stories or news that you'd like to see on our Region's pages please contact Joe Bennison