Shop News – July 2017

Our new workshops and weekly classes schedule is now available online. Please call to book your place in a class or workshop first before sending off your payment (although obviously you can do both over the phone once your placement has been confirmed).

At the time of going to press we are preparing for our quilt show in Emmanuel Hall which we hope will be very spectacular and attract the many people that have “promised” to attend. Admission is £2.00 with accompanying children free. We have an amazing Raffle quilt  from which tickets will be drawn on December 2nd at Sew and So’s by Lynne Edwards who will then be teaching in the shop. There are raffles, sales tables, demonstrations and of course delicious cakes!  As you know all the funds raised go to St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Southern Thailand.

As some of you may already know one of our tutors, Linda Hancock (Mrs Wonderous!) is retiring after what seems a lifetime with us. The sun, sea and sand of Spain have beckoned and reluctantly Linda is leaving us. Thankfully she is returning occasionally to do the odd workshop  and trade show with Rob which will be lovely. We send her and Steve every good wish for their “retirement” and thank you on behalf of all those who have been blessed to have known them.

We are delighted to welcome Sally Gagen who has joined us in the shop to help  spread the load now that Susan is disappearing upstairs to teach 2 days a week as a result of Linda’s retirement. Sally has been with us before and knows the shop very well and also has an amazing knowledge of dressmaking which is a wonderful asset.

Pleased to announce too that we managed to collect, sort, pack and deliver 63 boxes of clothes for Syria. Thank you to all those who helped in any way. We will be doing the same again in October so if you have any clean clothes,bedding, towels or shoes we will be collecting in late  September to have everything ready to take up to Nuneaton which is our distribution point. Clothes can be either summer or winter as they now have managed to sort out storage areas close to the borders. They are looking for mens, womens,boys,girls and baby clothes so if you could help it would be greatly appreciated. It would also help us timewise if clothes were buttoned up and folded too! (that’s Rob having a grizzle!!).

We hope you like the workshops we have arranged for you this term although it does seem a little strange to be talking of Christmas projects with Wimbledon in full swing. Enjoy the rest of the summer and we look forward to seeing you very soon. Thanks again for all your support.

God Bless

Verona and Rob