LATEST DEVELOPMENTS WITH INTER CARE
The Committee have agreed with the Chairman's request to re-instate the Chairman's Charity.
Most of you will have realised that Inter Care is very close to my heart, since I feel that the work they have been doing since 1974 has been so valuable, but maybe unknown to so many people.
Therefore I have nominated Inter Care to be our charity, and hopefully I will have the support of the members of Cosby Quilters.
The response to the quilt appeal has been phenomenal....the quilts are still appearing, as if by magic.
So, it has been all the more rewarding to hear of the latest developments from Inter Care.
A member of their staff is visiting Malawi in three weeks time and taking some of our quilts.
Not only that, but the camera crew from the BBC programme Inside Out, are accompanying her (also with a stash of quilts) - and they are all packed up and ready to go.
Diane Hardy of Inter Care is hoping that the handing over of our quilts will be televised, but of course they have no control over this. At the moment we do not have a date for this programme, but I will try to get more precise information.
Well, what do you think?
Its all down to you industrious ladies of Cosby Quilters, Village Quilters, Countesthorpe Piecemakers, and many people who don't belong to any of the above groups.
A BIG THANK YOU FROM ME AND YOUR COMMITTEE
A BIG THANK YOU FROM INTER CARE
THE MANY RECIPIENTS IN REMOTE PARTS OF AFRICA
PS I have heard tell that some ladies have made as many as 15 quilts. Can this be true?
Who are they, please reveal yourselves.....
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
I NEED HELP WITH THIS…
You may recall at our last meeting, we asked if members needed help or assistance with different techniques. There were quite a few requests, and to that end we hope to arrange a day in February 2013, to have this self help day. It will be on a Saturday, and hopefully at Ashby Magna Village Hall. More details later..
POST CHRISTMAS MEAL
By way of a change, we are planning a lunch on January 16th 2013. This will be at Ashfields in Earl Shilton. More information later.
2013 - YEAR OF CELEBRATIONS
Next year the village of Cosby will have their Open Gardens Weekend – 6 & 7 July.
Also, in September Cosby Quilters will celebrate 25 years of sewing, quilting and friendship.
We could not let this pass without a celebration, and so, we hope to participate in the Open Garden weekend by holding a quilting exhibition in the Cosby Community Church.
We also plan to mark the 25 years of Cosby Quilting in some form.
So, we will be asking for help…
VACANCY FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Sadly we have lost one of our committee members, Theresa Swann is now unable to work with us due to other commitments. We are grateful for her help in the past, and hope to see her at our meetings in the future when she has more free time.
The Committee feel we need more help with the running of the group. We have quite a few forthcoming events in place, and this takes time and energy to organise.
Is there anyone who can spare some time working with us, as a group?
Ideally we would like two extra committee members, and usually meet once a month to discuss future plans, etc.
If you would just like to discuss this, please speak to me, or any of the committee members here.