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Craft and Haberdashery Stall - Quilt show

posted 6 Oct 2017, 10:56 by Jo McArdle   [ updated 6 Oct 2017, 10:56 by Edd McArdle ]

February 16th, 17th and 18th February 2018

We are beginning to think about the Quilt Show for 2018, which may seem a long way off,  but actually it is now we should be thinking about turning out our sewing cupboards. It’s good to have a tidy up in the sewing room to see what you don’t need any more or maybe find that piece of fabric which could be turned into something to sell. You could make and sell something crafty or simply sell haberdashery that you no longer use.

Be aware that items sold on your behalf will have 20% commission deducted for our charities and 80% will be returned to you. However there are a few simple rules to follow:

· You must be a member of Cotton Club Quilters

· All items must be individually labelled with a swing tag that is easy to detach from the item when sold.

· The swing tag must have your name and telephone number on the reverse of the tag and the item details and price to be charged on the front.

· Only items priced £3 and over can be sold on this basis

We are hoping that you will consider donating some of your unwanted items to the stall to be sold 100% for the charities. So have a good clear out now and pass on good, clean items such as; fabric, threads, buttons, beads, patterns, tools, wool, books, magazines etc, etc. (Magazines will only be accepted as a donation to the show). Don’t forget to save all your scrap bits of cotton patchwork fabrics that can make up a ‘scrap bag’. These are very popular, attract people to the stall and raise a lot of money.

If you are donating all of the money from the sale of your items but would like the items returned to you after the event if they remain unsold then please –

· label items with a swing ticket with your name, phone number and the capital letter ‘R’ on one side

· on the other side write ‘QS’ and leave a space for the price (we will then know that all the money from the sale of the item is to go to the Quilt Show charities).

· DO NOT write ‘donation’ on the ticket as this makes the customer think they can offer a next to nothing donation i.e. 50p for the item and walk off with a bargain!!

If you wish to donate items (and don’t want them back if unsold) just hand them over to us to package and price.

Items can be given to Christine Norman, Mollie Smith or Sue Guppy from now onwards, please don’t leave it until the week before as we will have lots to do leading up to the show and don’t want to have to start sorting and packaging things at the last minute.

So get sorting…..

Any queries contact


posted 13 Sep 2017, 08:58 by Jo McArdle   [ updated 6 Oct 2017, 10:49 by Edd McArdle ]

The following Dates have been booked for Charsfield Village Hall

Tuesday 17th October ( Note : This had been previously cancelled)

Tuesday 31st October

The Sewing Days at Charsfield Village on the Following Days have been cancelled

Tuesday 28th November 2017

Presentation of Lighthouse Refuge Quilts

posted 27 Apr 2017, 04:56 by Jo McArdle   [ updated 27 Apr 2017, 05:05 by Edd McArdle ]

32 Quilts made by members of the Cotton Club Quilters were presented to Deborah Johnson at the Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 19th April 2017
Deborah gave a talk about the refuge work and the families who will benefit from the donation of the Quilts

The members present nominated the Lighthouse Refuge as one of the Charities that the Quilt Show will raise money for and donate to
The other Charity selected was the Riding for the Disabled at Hollesley Bay, Suffolk

Both are local charities 

Speakers for 2017

posted 27 Apr 2017, 04:55 by Jo McArdle   [ updated 13 Sep 2017, 08:50 by Edd McArdle ]

20 September       Sew Spiritual - Exhibit quilts based on Christian themes

18 October            Stuart Hillard - Appeared on the Great British Sewing Bee 

19 October            Stuart Hillard Workshop 

15 November        Tina - Needles & Sparkles - An Embroider's Tale

20 December        Xmas Meeting

Quilt Show 2018

posted 27 Apr 2017, 04:49 by Jo McArdle   [ updated 27 Apr 2017, 04:49 by Edd McArdle ]

Dates for the Diary

Friday 16th to Sunday 18th February 2018 @ the Community Hall, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Wadding for Members

posted 27 Apr 2017, 04:46 by Jo McArdle   [ updated 27 Apr 2017, 08:14 by Edd McArdle ]

The wadding is for members only and is sold at cost price

EACH Quilts

posted 10 Jun 2015, 05:51 by Jo McArdle   [ updated 10 Jun 2015, 05:51 by Edd McArdle ]

38 Quilts were presented to the East Anglian Children's Hospice in Ipswich at the Cotton Club Quilters Annual General Meeting held in May 2015.
The quilts were made by the members from fabric donated to the group from past members and those who had sadly passed away.
It was wonderful to see so many different patterns and fabrics used in the making of the Quilts.
Pictures are in the Gallery section

HERON'S PICTORIAL QUILT (a picture is on the Gallery page)

posted 10 Jun 2015, 02:45 by Jo McArdle   [ updated 26 Oct 2015, 07:00 by Edd McArdle ]

HERON'S PICTORIAL QUILT (a picture is on the Gallery page)
This pictorial quilt was started by one of the Cotton Club Quilters of Bredfield, Valerie Winchester.
Valerie died in 2014 and this quilt was found in an unfinished state. She 
was a long standing member and chairman of the group for several years.
It was handed to me by one of Valerie,s friends.
On close examination and realising how much work Valerie had already put into it,I felt that it should definitely be completed, in memory of her.
Valerie had obviously spent many hours on the project as she had pieced all the Herons together with her usual flair of style and colour and her love of nature.

I had to decide how to make the background and appliqué all the Heron,s onto it.
A border was added to reflect a picture frame and some quilting added to reflect the watery and marshy atmosphere of the picture.

I am sure Valerie would be pleased to know that it may give some people pleasure to view it.

Jean Minns. Cotton Club Quilters Bredfield, Woodbridge, 
Post Note - October 2015

This Quilt is to be hung in Ipswich Hospital
Where and when we will let you know


posted 16 Dec 2012, 09:38 by Jo McArdle   [ updated 2 Dec 2016, 08:13 by Edd McArdle ]

The Cotton Club quilters have Wadding for sale @ £6.60 a metre
We have it available at both Bredfield and Charsfield on Sewing Days

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