I can’t believe that it’s now almost 4 months since lockdown started, I sincerely hope that this newsletter finds you all safe and well. I am beginning to think about when we may be able to start meeting again. Clearly there are a lot of factors to think about, but our primary focus will be ensuring the safety and well being of our members. The Methodist Hall has advised me that they are aiming to reopen toward the end of September so that might mean that we can look to have our first post lockdown meeting early October. I will keep you informed of the possible date and the Covid19 precautions that we will need to adhere to for those of you that would like to meet up; watch this space.
As you can see, the new website is all up and running. There are a number of layout refinements as well as a host of new pictures in the galleries as well as some really useful links to other sites. I’m really excited by the links to free quilting patterns, you will find these under the ‘Contact Us’ tab ‘Links’. You will also see under the 'Programme', ‘Current Programme’ tab that Jean has been busy (sadly) postponing a number of guest speakers, Jean has been in communication with them regarding rearranging for next year. Our own HQ Quilting show was scheduled 10th/11th October which we will also be postponing to next year.
John Harris (Lindy’s husband), who continues to do amazing work on all the technical side, and I, are pleased with all of the positive feedback that we’ve received about this site.
Since the last newsletter, Karen has had a special birthday and the cake that her daughter had made to celebrate was very special and very apt for a member of Hathaway Quilters. Just take a look at the photos. Karen shared the photo with us on the Whatsapp group but I thought you may all want to see it, lemon drizzle. At the time, Karen said that she had a great deal of difficulty cutting into it… I am sure, as it's a masterpiece. Half has been eaten with the remainder going into the freezer, as Karen said she would like to share it with us girls..fingers crossed that with the days ticking by that she hasn't been too tempted and its still there… just joking Karen we couldn't blame you if the temptation was too much!!
I’m sure that most of you have been busy quilting and sewing during lockdown and we would love to see what you’ve been doing, so if you haven’t sent in any photos of your pieces and would like to share them with our members then please send your photos to me using email@example.com or the group Whatsapp.
Just as a reminder our WhatsApp chat group is still going strong if you would like to join this group then just WhatsApp or email your request to me and I’ll add you to our group.
Please send me any feedback, comments or items that you would like to see included in the website or newsletter; I’ll see what I can do with all suggestions received.
Stay safe and happy quilting.