Monday, 6 September 2021

September Meeting

For the first time in 18 months Cosby Quilters were able to meet on Wednesday 1st September.  In fact we met twice: afternoon and evening and we are pleased to report very good support for each meeting.

We observed "covid awareness restrictions" but it was good to meet with everyone again and catch up with news.  It was also inspiring to see many of the varied items people had made - some had tried new techniques and crafts.

The Cosby Village Yarn Bombing was also discussed and greatly admired, a special mention being made of our own "Harry Potter" display and the members who had put so much time and effort into it.

Future meetings were discussed and tentatively planned.  October will probably be afternoon and evening again but after that we will have to be guided by the situation nearer the time and possible changing events.

All in all we were glad to be back and cross our fingers for future meetings!

Kathy Francis

We took photographs in the evening meeting of the show and tell.  My apologies to the members who brought items in the afternoon as I didn't at that time think to take photos.  A selection is below.

The first one is of the flower blocks that have been made for the new Cosby Quilters 

Jo is still waiting for some more blocks to come in.  If you have completed one or are currently making one, please let a committee member have it or bring it to the next meeting.

Gina  reminded us about the 6" square in your favourite colours.  This can be in any medium, knitted, painted, embroidered etc.  Eventually they will be used for display purposes.  So far we have received two.

Gina's Projects

Elaine's Crocheted blanket using a variety of crochet stitches.

Sue's Knitted Blankets

Elaine's Blanket

Jo's 12 days of Christmas felt hangings

Marie's Christmas Wreath

Therese's bag back and front

Kathy's Quilts

Pat's Quilts and Yarn Bomb T Shirt

Pam's Lockdown Projects

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Members Projects 11th April 2021

 This is a recent card made for Gina's sister's birthday.

She used a seed head stamp on the fabric, then machine stitched over the shape to give it definition using 2 different colours of thread.  The detail was added with both machine & hand sewing.  

Sunday, 21 March 2021

Saturday, 13 March 2021

Members Projects 13th March

 A selection of Pat Screaton's incubator quilts and some made by Sue Skelton


Friday, 12 March 2021

Members projects 12th March 2021

Jacquie Durber has sent some pictures of some charity quilts made with scrap stuff Chris Ingram has given her. They will be going back to Chris for the Children Hospital.

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

 Jan Gamble has completed the shorter piece for the Yarn Bombing in Cosby at the Community Church. From left to right

Sue Wilson has started on the Quidditch Match, this is the first tower.

AGM Minutes


Minutes of Cosby Quilters AGM  on Wednesday  17th February 2021

Gina welcomed everyone to this our first AGM by zoom.  As requested by the Quilters Guild who we are insured with, she  proceeded to go through the  relevant health and safety issues.

Apologies were received from Sue Kerridge,  Janice Cook, Jean Waterfield and Shirley Smith.

Jan read the minutes of the AGM  of   the 5th  February 2020 that had been put on the blog. There being no matters arising  she  proposed that the minutes should be accepted as read and this was  proposed  by Vicky Cooper and seconded by Sue Wilson.

Treasurers Report

Gina referred to the fact that the accounts had been put on the blog and asked if anyone had any questions. There being none she  explained  that the group was  in a strong financial position with a balance of £3,591.00  at the end of 31.12. 20 with our spend for the year being only £646 and this included payment for the hall which had been carried  forward to 21/22 year as has the insurance.

Income for the year was £1,770 mostly from  members subscriptions  and a donation of £500  from  our late President Joan Smith. The subscriptions will also be carried forward to the  21/22 year

A  further contribution of £250 in memory of Joan Smith has been sent to “Rainbows”.

. As there were no matters arising, Jacquie Durber proposed that the accounts be accepted and this was  seconded by Brenda Garner.

Nominations for committee.

It was decided that as we have a full committee it was not necessary to ask for nominations this year. Gina thanked all the committee for their support during the last year, in particular Sue Skelton for her work on the blog, Jan and Sue for their involvement in coordinating the yarn bomb, Jo for the work she had undertaken with regard to the banner and Pat for  all her  work in booking, cancellation and rebooking of all speakers  during this uncertain year.  Viv also thanked Gina for all her enthusiasm and her support in keeping things going throughout the past year.

Chairmans Closing Remarks

Gina  remarked that this our 32nd year of Cosby Quilters, had promised great things with superb speakers and workshops  but that Covid had put paid to that. However with the vaccinations came the hope that we may be able to resume in the Autumn with our first speaker booked for September.

 Plans to date are

Yarn Bomb participation with our project being “Harry Potter.”

The Flower Banner being coordinated by Jo

The Blog. There have been various “show and tells “on the blog which Gina hopes will continue.


Joan Smith Bursary.

Joan was a founder member of Cosby Quilters and it was decided to use her £500 donation to enable members to expand their craft skills. To  this end members who wished to participate  would be included in a prize draw with the chance for two  members  each year  to win  a bursary of £50 which they would put towards a training course of their choice   with the proviso that they would come and tell the group about their experience .


Gina closed the meeting at 7.40pm thanking everyone for their continued support during what has been a most difficult year.