Like-minded women and a member of the Embroiderers’ Guild founded ‘Saltway Quilters’ in 1985. Starting with only 7 members it has over the years expanded to more than 30.
Saltway Quilters meet every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm and offer:
- ‘Sit and Sew’ sessions
- ‘Speakers (Regional and National)’
- ‘Workshops’ and ‘Do Your Own Thing’ days
- of course there is always a mandatory cup of tea or coffee on offer … and a cake or two…
Members have a wide range of abilities; from novices to those who have teaching qualifications. Many past and current members have exhibited quilts in regional and national exhibitions and have won a variety of awards.
In June 2015, members celebrated their Pearl anniversary and invited past members to join their reunion. Those who attended enjoyed a summer buffet and entertainment.
To commemorate this milestone the quilting members have created a ‘Friendship Quilt’ which will be raffled at their Exhibition to be held at Chawson Barn, Community Hall, DROITWICH on Friday, 18th and Saturday 19th September 2015.
Fiona DAVIES (Chair) says “We are a friendly group of ladies with a wide range of knowledge, ability and talent. We would like to invite you to our exhibition and welcome anyone who may be interested in starting to learn the basics of patchwork and quilting and / or to learn new quilting techniques”.
The next ‘Back to Basics’ session will be on Wednesday, 14th October 2015.
For further information about the exhibition or ‘Back to Basic’ sessions please contact Fiona Davies (Chair) on 01905 621176 or Shirley Price (Secretary) on 01905 776786 or via the ‘Contact Us’ link on www.saltwayquilters.weebly.com where further information can be found.