Thursday 16 May 2013


This is being held  in conjunction with Cosby Open Gardens, which is being held to raise funds for the C of E Church in Cosby.
It will commence on Saturday at 10 am, and run through until 5pm
Sunday it will commence at 12 midday and end at 4pm.
Price £3 per adult, children 11 and under FOC. 

This price will give you entrance to all gardens participating in the scheme, and they are very varied, and of a very high standard.
We suggest you come early, as the last time an Open Garden Scheme was in operation, it was advertised in The Telegraph and folk came from miles around.

There are many gardens to be viewed, refreshments from various places, a band will play on Sunday afternoon.  It will be a family fun day out in Cosby.

We are holding our quilt exhibition in the Cosby Community Church, Croft Rd., Cosby, LE9 1RE.
Apart from the exhibition, we will have a stalls selling crafts, cakes, a raffle for a cancer charity, a raffle for bags and cushions. We also have some 'pickled people', and it's not every day you get to see one of these.  (You will have to come along and see what it's all about)

For members and friends of Cosby Quilters, may I remind you that we will need your quilts, or completed work from workshops, or any item you have made, well in advance of this weekend.  This will enable us to plan the displays.  All items should have your name on please.

Goods being donated for the craft stall, can be given to Sue and Viv (or any committee member well in advance of the event).

Contributions of cakes, we would like to receive these on Friday, and our committee will be at the Community Church that day setting up the exhibition, so can receive them.  Can we ask that they be labelled, whether they contain nuts, and whether they are suitable for freezing.
Cakes can also be received on Saturday.

We would ask that you come along to support Cosby Quilters, and in turn the local parish church.

Wednesday 15 May 2013


For anyone who did not could not make the last meeting, I would like to send out a reminder about some of our courses.
Full information along with websites can be found further back in the blog, just look in the January information, entitled Workshops for Cosby Quilters.

Sat 25 May - Viv Denscombe's course entitled 'A Book of Bits or a Bit of a Book'. This is to be held at Ashby Magna, and I think the title is enough to get you along there and see what it's all about.
There are a few places left, and this would be a great chance to learn from Viv, who is a very enthusiastic teacher.

Sat. 8 June - Linda Rudkin - Flower Pounding and Flower Trapping.  Something very different.  Venue - Ashby Magna

Wed 12  to Saturday 15 June - Ruth Jarman.  Four seperate courses with Ruth, who will take you through everything you would ever need to know about machines and stitches.  Look back through the  blog, and find the relevant info.  Venue - Frolesworth

As I am likely to keep telling you, these courses are at a very reasonable price.  Our group are not looking to make a profit, we just want to offer our members, and friends, a variety of topics, and make quilting more interesting and fun.

Please contact Pat Screaton 0116 2867581  if you would like to join any of these classes

Please Note
The speaker planned for 2nd October, and workshop for 3rd October, has had to be cancelled.  Maggie Davies is now unable to make these dates.
In her place, we have arranged for Greta Fitchett to come along to talk to us

Saturday 4 May 2013


I have just had a look at the number of people who are reading this blog.....

UK      66
USA    37
Germany 1

Interesting to see we have some interest from across the pond,
but slight disappointing that we are not getting more numbers from home


Has not had a mention for some time, but it has not been forgotten
I know two of our members have continued to support them, taking along quilts, medicines, and other items which are so very useful to Intercare.
Not forgetting 150 knitted Teddies (collected from Kisko), plus another
large quantity awaiting collection.

Thank you Elaine and Janice 

(Does anyone know what a quantity of Teddies is called???????)

At our monthly meeting last Wednesday, we were given a 'mountain' of quilts, from various places;-
Village Quilters, Chris Ingham and her Ladies, Janice Cook and other people.
(forgive me if I have not mentioned your  name, but I was so amazed and so overwhelmed at the quantity and quality of the donations).
This came from a mere 'mention' a month earlier, when we were told about  Ward 28 in our local hospital.
It is for babies and children, and young people who are sadly in hospital for long periods.
Emma Green, the Ward Sister, felt it would be good for the patients to have bright cheerful quilts on their beds, she mentioned it to her friend Natasha, who mentioned it to Chris Ingham, and Cosby Quilters.
Lo and behold, no sooner said than Done!!!!!
A total of 34 quilts were brought to the Wednesday meeting, and handed to Emma.
Needless to say, she was absolutely delighted.
I know there are many more quilts 'in progress'.
Once again, this is testimony to the generous and kind hearted ladies who quilt.
Word gets around, and miracles happen!!

Well, what a fabulous talk by Gail, so full of facts and information .... Does she work for the New Zealand Tourist Board I wonder.???  It certainly made me want to book another trip.
Her work is truly amazing and inspirational, and the workshop  was brilliant.  Even I got to grips with it - eventually.
Her teaching is clear and concise, and she was always on hand to give advice on colour schemes etc when needed.
Here are some pictures of the work at the end of the day.

Watch this space, and you  may see some finished articles....
I was so enthusiastic that I continued to sew til nearly midnight!!  But still a long way to go


I have been asked to mention the Open Day,as below.
I'm sure it will be of interest to many of you.

Leicestershire Branch
Embroiderers’ Guild
Open Day
22 June 2013
11.00am – 4.00pm
Braunstone West Social Centre
St Mary’s Avenue, Leicester LE3 3FT
Open Day of Members Embroidery
Demonstrations, Stalls, Information, Refreshments
Entrance: Free
                                                                                                                     Not Yet Stitchers, Are Very Welcome

Meetings and workshops are held monthly.
For details visit
(East Midlands Region)
Or contact Deborah Phillpott on
 01455 612261