Dear members and friends,
A couple of members have suggested that
in these difficult times we might think about doing a quilt and Sue Hall, our
lovely Art Block volunteer and honorary member has agreed to pull it together
at the end.
Sue and I have had a conversation about
this, and the following is what we have agreed:
- The quilt
to be made by edan members and friends, with the addition of anyone that they
would like to invite personally. (Don’t do a public call on Facebook!
- We need to
be able to manage it).
- The theme
is SPRING. You might also like to include a little rainbow
somewhere on your square as this seems to be the sign of hope that is being
adopted. The rainbow is not essential though.
square should be 9 inches worked space plus a 2-inch
border. So, your base piece should be cut 11 inches by 11
use cotton as your base material. An old pillow case is
- Consider recycling/upcycling in
the materials you use. We would prefer that to new materials.
- Any medium is
acceptable so long as it works on cotton. Obviously applique and embroidery
will work. However, you don’t have to be a stitcher to do this. For instance, I
have found that lino printing inks can work and I’m sure eco-dyeing would be great.
- We will
need buttons to fix it. So please find at least 8 buttons to
accompany your square. Again, we would prefer that the buttons are recycled and
meaningful to you in some way. They do not have to match!
If you want to take part in this project
while we are locked away from each other, please send an email and
let us know. If you have friends that want to do it, ask them to tell us
To begin with, one square each will do.
We can assess the situation later if people want to do more.
Sue has sent me info on how to do
‘rapunta’ quilting. If anybody wants to learn this process, let me know and
I’ll forward to you.
We have a promise from the people who
made the Grenfell Tower remembrance quilt that we can borrow that to display in
the Art Block at some point. We can organise an exhibition of some kind that
would include both these quilts. Not sure yet what it would be but let’s see
how it pans out.
I think that’s all for now.
Looking forward to hearing from some of
And for those of you who haven’t
submitted sea images, don’t forget – Rochelle is putting a picture a day on our
FB page and they seem to be appreciated!
Best wishes and keep up your spirits!
Jean S. x
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There was unanimous agreement that all U3A activity should be suspended
Consequently, there will be no committee meeting this month and the
regular monthly meeting for
April is cancelled. Mabel has informed our guest speaker.
At the moment it looks likely that we will have to cancel the April
committee meeting to and probably the May
Monthly meeting. A decision on that will be taken later.
U3A nationally has postponed the open day in June and it will now take
place on 1st October.
I don’t have contact details for the majority of members. Please feel
free to forward this message to anyone you
Know or phone them if you can.
The majority of interest groups have already been cancelled. Friday
morning’s discussion group will not take place.
Please take care and God bless