We meet between 10.00 am and 12 am on Second Wednesday of the month in a different members home each month.
As we meet at members' houses and sit round a table we probably don't have room for more than one or two more members at the moment.
We are a fairly new group and share our experiences. So far, we have dabbled in rubber stamping, quilling, teabag folding, Japanese folded patchwork and Japanese decorative balls.
There is space for 3 or 4 new members for this group please contact the coordinator for more details
The Group is again making items for the charity Samaritan Purses. They sends boxes to children in countries who wouldn't normally not get any presents. The boxes will contain hats, scarves, pencil cases, bracelets and many other items.
For more information please telephone 01676 530422
Craft Exhibition displayed at the core meeting on 18th April 2011
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Quilt of Valour
During 2011 the Craft Group decided to make a quilt as a group project having explored a lot of different crafts over the previous 18 months since the group started. The Group asked the U3A committee for a contribution of £50 to cover costs. The committee agreed to this and they were able to buy good fabric and wadding. Over a period of about five months, each of the group members made several squares (blocks) to a set design and these were put together with a border and quilted with buttons. None of the group had made a quilt before so it was a slightly scary but ultimately satisfying project. They looked at various charity websites and chose 'Quilts of Valour' (website www.qovf.org/content/uk-qovf.html) as it seemed a personal way of supporting a serviceman.
The Craft Group members from left to right: Wendy Crawford, Hanne Briggs, Margaret Cutler, Anne Watts, Sue Anderton and Lidy Woods.
Jane Cooper is also a member but was not available when the photograph was taken