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Quilter Liz had ladies in stitches

Contributed by editor on Jun 06, 2008 - 02:00 PM












A truly smashing afternoon was enjoyed by all at the June meeting.









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The feel good factor was palpable and attendance was
again very high.



After a rousing rendition of Jerusalem our president, Carole Seabrook,
accorded birthday greetings to Mesdames Moore, Wethered and Banks, who
were invited to join her at the birthday table later in the proceedings;
Jean Brisley and I were lucky enough to be included (our birthdays being
in July) alongside Doris Bailey who was unable to be with us last month;
I say lucky because I had seen the cake baked by Margaret Charlton –
ladies, it tasted as good as it looked! Thank you Margaret!



Once business was concluded, during which Carole had brought our
attention to the many and various outings and events being arranged by
the East Kent Federation and perhaps more importantly our own
forthcoming trip, planned for Wednesday 13th August, to visit Shoreham
WI - have you got your name on the list? – she introduced Liz Holt our
speaker.



Some eight years ago Liz attended a course on patchwork/quilt making and
has not stopped since. She is a natural in communication (she says she
likes talking and certainly her asides had us in stitches – forgive the
pun) and her quilts certainly have the real “WOW” factor. They were such
a pleasure to see and sigh over.



However, she did say that they can take over your
home and most of the time her dining room table is covered by a “work in
progress” - for up to a year at a time! Ably assisted by her friend
Anne, who is also a quilter, she raised our spirits and thoroughly
entertained us.



The monthly competition, in keeping with the speaker’s theme, was for a
piece of handicraft and attracted some twenty entries – they made a
lovely display and it was hard to decide who to vote for. Avis Readman
was the winner with a beautiful piece of framed embroidery.



Well done everyone who entered and especially Avis.
In fact the hall looked splendid with Liz’s beautiful handicraft on one
side and the members equally beautiful work on the other – a really
lovely sight.



In July we have the annual Garden Party, this year being held in
Christine Allard’s delightful garden. For those requiring transport
please be at the Village Hall car park by 1.30pm, Tuesday 1st July.



Should the weather be inclement the meeting will take place in the hall.
I have mentioned this before but will say it “more than once” our WI is
celebrating its 80th year and so to mark this special anniversary the
members have been asked to wear hats for the occasion.



Should you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact either
Carole Seabrook on 01303 891420 or Christine Allard on 01303 863146.


Linda Barnes

Committee Member


HAWKINGE, ACRISE & PADDLESWORTH WI











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