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.

AOB.

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.

Saturday, 20 February 2021

Members' Posts - 20.2.2021

 Pam Morris Says

Some of the items were for a monthly challenge Pam Brittain and I set each other.

It has help us continue to keep in touch & stay sane.
1. Log Cabin pelmet for kitchen


2. Birthday card


3. Seat cover, blue & white blocks from a Todays Quilter booklet


4. Hand of Friendship,  Tree of Life, challenge 


5. Christmas panel, photographed for Christmas cards


6. Sheep by stone wall picture


7. Autumn leaves, challenge


8. Hexagon tablet cover


9. Sir Terrace Conran chair, Habitat challenge when he died


Members Projects 20.2.2021

 Slow Sewing Tags by Pam Morris


After talking about our seeing & crafting at the AGM I realised the next day how many things I had been doing in the last year. Attached  are some photos of the 'Slow Sewing' tags my Yarn Bombing buddy Pam Brittain have been doing, some of the ladies were interested.  We just do what we feel like doing and sometimes we give each other theme ideas. We create one per week. The tags are a bit smaller than those Anne Brooke uses but I happen to have 2 x 50 tags from a magazine years ago.

Pam Morris's Tags




Pam Brittain's Tags




 


Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Members Projects 9th February 2021

 Gina has just finished a birthday card for her niece who will be 6 next week.  Made with bondawebbed fabric pieces and machine top stitch detail.   It was rather fiddly with so many small pieces, but she is quite pleased with the result & hopes her niece is too!





Sunday, 31 January 2021

AGM

 AGM Minutes and Treasurers report for the AGM 2021.










Treasurer’s Report for year ended 31/12/20

The summary shows the financial position for 2020 plus the previous 2 years’ figures for comparison purposes. I felt this would be helpful as the 2020 results are quite unusual.

The key points to highlight are as follows:

 The Group is in a strong financial position, with a balance of £3,591 at the year end 31/12/20, although both income and expenditure are significantly down this year for reasons we are all well aware of.

Our spend for the year was just £646, this includes payment of the hall for the full year, which will be carried forward and used when we resume. There is no insurance cost for 2020, which we usually renew in November, as the cover was extended free of charge by the Quilter’s Guild. It now runs to 28/02/21, and we expect to be updated on the situation regarding renewal at around that time.

Total income was £1770, the major items here are subscriptions which held up well at £1,160 for the year. Funds were boosted as we received a generous bequest of £500 left to us by our founder Joan Smith. Details of our plans for this will be covered in AOB.



Saturday, 30 January 2021