Christmas party – an Italian meal catered for by Amazing Cakes, Mere
Painting on Fabric Workshop February 2018
Creative Mere 2017
We showed our members’ quilting creativity at ‘Creative Mere’ in the Grove Building:
Folded Patchwork workshop 2017
Here are some results from the Folded Patchwork workshop held in May 2017:
All Kinds of Applique workshop 2017
Some members of the group spent a Saturday in January 2017 learning a variety of applique techniques. Here is a small slide show to give you a flavour of the day and to show the results:
New Years Lunch 2017
We don’t just quilt but also enjoy each other’s company. On January 5, 24 of us enjoyed a three-course meal together, thanks to the hard work of members of the Committee. Here are some pictures of the table decorations and the members enjoying their meal.
Christmas 2016 Projects
Below are some pictures of our 2016 Christmas projects
Summer 2016 Projects
Here are some pictures of our summer 2016 projects: flower hammering and some of our Christmas blocks for a centrepiece table runner:
Flower Hammering 2016
Here are some results from the Flower Hammering workshop held in July 2016 at Ann Mitchell’s garden.
Below is a yachts frieze done by one of our members, Dawn Anley.
Painting for the Petrified 2016
Painting for the Petrified is a 2016 project in which some of our members learned the techniques of painting on fabric so that they could turn the results into pictures or cushions or inserts into other projects. Below are some pictures of project participants.
Visit to Andover and Whitchurch 2015
We had a lovely sunny day for our trip to Whitchurch Silk Mill on 3rd July. We stopped in Andover for a visit to New Threads, followed by a lovely lunch at the
Chalk Hill Blue pub nearby. We then went onto the Silk Mill, where we
had a private tour and looked at some of the machines in action. It
was an enjoyable and interesting day for many of the members. Here are a few photos of the trip:
Talk on batik and a cream tea 2015
For our last meeting before our summer break on July 2, 2015, we had a talk on batik by Maryke Phillips:
….. and then we enjoyed a cream tea together:
Making Linus quilts during 2015
The Linus Project is an international group that gives a sense of security and comfort to sick and traumatised babies, children and teenagers by providing new home made patchwork quilts and knitted/crocheted blankets. We regularly make quilts for local care institutions.
Below are some photos of a selection of completed linus quilts given to Ann Pike, the co-ordinator for the Linus project in our area on May 26th, plus one in the making.
2012 Diamond Jubilee quilt for Tedworth House
Below is a quilt made by members of Castle Hill Quilters to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of H M Queen Elizabeth II and given to Tedworth House Recovery Centre, Tidworth, Wilts,, which supports wounded, injured and sick Service people, veterans and their families. The quilt is shown in the library of the Centre.
Other quilting projects and work
Below are some other photos showing examples of the kinds of quilting done by members of the group.
Below: Gill Grout and Jenny Jeapes stretch Gill’s Linus quilt
Below: Beads of Courage bags we made for the charity ‘Be Child Cancer Aware’
Below: Some block of the month quilts: Christmas cones:
Left: Boxes made in a workshop led by Herta White (with some Linus quilts behind them)
Below and right: Kimekomi balls made by members:
Right: the centre section of the sampler quilt made by June Holdom
Below: Sampler quilt made by Jean Eyles
Left and below: Members show off some of their recently-completed quilts
Left: Nancy Rankin’s quilt for her new grandson
Above: Our first batch of activity cushions, made for residents of Fives Court, Mere