It is with heavy hearts that we have decided to cancel tomorrows meeting. Yesterday, when the rain turned the snow to slush, we were hoping the bad weather had moved on, but no. This morning is a fresh snowfall, and freezing temperatures are forecast for tonight. A call from the speaker expressing concerns settled the matter, and so the decision was made. Sod’s Law suggests that tomorrow the weather will be clear and delightful, but it’s not worth the risk. Have a warm sewing day and we’ll see you in May.
Sunday 5 February 2023
Our February meeting was very popular and we had over 90 people attend it! Luckily the hall can hold 130 people if seated round tables, so there was enough room for all.
The morning was spent chatting, sewing, browsing the sales table and admiring the gorgeous cushions which had been brought along for our competition.
Saturday 10 September 2022
We were slightly concerned that people wouldn’t come to our September meeting, as it was only a couple of days after Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll had died. In the event the attendance was very good and at lunchtime we had a minute’s silence in respect. This month’s competition was patchwork or quilted wearables, and we had an interesting set of entries.
Wednesday 7 September 2022
I can’t believe I have been so lax as to fail to post our Rocheberie activities for so long! (Tough year for me, but that’s no excuse!) We’ll, here is a round up of the last three meetings!
In March we had a jeans bag competition, which went down very well. As you can see, we had plenty of entries, and we decided the winner by giving everyone a slip to vote for their favourite. Hard decision.
Sunday 6 February 2022
Rocheberie Schoolhouse Quilters was started early in 2001 by a group of quilters, including Laura, Gaynor, Muriel and Cherry. They met at Crescent School because Cherry worked there and it proved to be a popular venue, with a spacious room, good car parking and kitchen facilities. Initially meetings were four times a year, but due to popular demand, there are now six meetings each year of this friendly and sociable group. Due to the Covid pandemic and other considerations, the group has relocated to Dunchurch Village Hall, where we have been made very welcome.
Our 21st celebration was well attended, and people thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed timetable.
This beauty unfortunately hasn’t photographed well. It is a quilt made from Sandy Lush candlewicking designs and is exquisite with. It was made quilt as you go, which makes the back of the quilt very colourful.
Our next meeting, on March 12th will be of the usual format, with Michelle Moody as our afternoon speaker. Continuing to celebrate our anniversary, we will be holding a competition to make a jeans bag. This can be a tote, a handbag, cross body or messenger as you wish. Join in the fun and win a prize!
Tuesday 1 February 2022
We are all geared up for our next meeting on 5th February, when we will be celebrating our 21st birthday! We will have two workshops with free kits, two quizzes with prizes, bunting, chocolate and all the usual attractions! You will need to bring a hand sewing kit with needles, pins, scissors and threads including some black, if you have it. Bring your sense of humour too, as it will be a blast!
In other news, we are even more delighted with our new venue, as they have someone who is happy to put out the tables and chairs, and put them away again! A small fee is involved, but that is nothing compared to the relief we feel at not having to wrestle with furniture before and after each meeting!
Saturday 13 November 2021
We were sad to have to leave our old venue of Crescent School, but we are delighted to have found another venue in Dunchurch Village Hall. It’s quite easy to find on the main Rugby Road through Dunchurch and has great parking. Phil was very friendly and helpful to us, and made us very welcome. The main room was perfect and the whole place was clean, modern and well set up.
We had a great turnout of about 70 people, but although it looks busy in this photo, we only had six chairs per table, and provided plenty of ventilation.