Briefing and Links

Chair's Briefing including What's On (scroll down)


Dear Members


I look forward to seeing you at our September meeting on 15th September, when we have an interesting speaker and workshop lined up, with Mandy Patullo. Mandy recycles old textiles in her work and will bring lots of examples of what she does, so it should be an enjoyable talk.



Please note that the AGM, for existing members only, starts at 9.30 and in our true efficient style, we aim to have that wrapped up ready for a start to the full meeting at 10.00 where everyone is welcome.


We also have a scissor sharpener attending the September meeting, so if you would like to have your scissors sharpened, please clearly label them and bring them along. You will pay Mike directly (cash), costs are


Large cast iron: £10 Cutting out: £5 Small scissors : £2 Pinking : £7.50


Regards Brenda



























What's On



Quilters Guild Regional Day at Hampden Park Glasgow G42 9BA

Saturday September 29th 2018

£20 for QG members to include refreshments on arrival and lunch.

Speakers Joanna O Neill and Judi Mendelssohn

Details in Newspatch. Non-QG members welcome, contact Deborah Pearce (Edinburgh QG Rep) through the email contact on the Home page




Doughty's Roadshow coming to Musselburgh at the end of October - lots of lovely fabrics at very reasonable prices. Watch for further details.



Quilters Guild Area Day - Edinburgh and Lothians Saturday 24th November more details soon. Non-members welcome.









Shop selling quilting, dress and curtain fabrics + haberdashery. Classes


Quilt shop. Classes.



Shop selling quilting, dress and curtain fabrics + haberdashery.



Shop selling quilting and dress fabrics + haberdashery.



Quilt shop. Classes. Long Arm Quilting.



Quilt shop. Classes.



International Quilt Artist and Teacher. Classes.


Shop selling quilting fabrics, haberdashery and books


Quilt shop. Classes.


Quilt shop, haberdashery and craft materials, sewing machines. Cafe.



















Materials List for Thistle Quilters Social Sewing Workshop 21 October 2017


The October meeting will be an opportunity to work on a number of member- led initiatives, themed around our 2018 exhibition, but not exclusively so. Please bring any of your own wip if you would prefer to spend time on that.


Please bring a packed lunch.


Topic: Fusing Organza with Heat

Leaders: Fiona Sutherland and Deborah Pearce

Requirements: There are no specific requirements as materials will be provided, but if you have a fine tipped soldering iron please bring that along with you


Topic: Card making

Leaders: Frea Webster and Carol Lenagan

This topic will be split into two. In the moring, Frea will work with oyu on card makingusing scraps and embellishments. In the afternoon, Carol will focus on painting on bondaweb

Requirements: Materials will be provided, but please bring some scissors, needle and threads.


Topic: Needleturn applique

Leader: Gillian Sandilands

This session will focus on the ‘goose’ block from the 1718 coverlet

Requirements: 4-6 pieces of background fabric or a piece of background 13x13 inches silk or cotton

A piece of silk or cotton about 10x10 inches for the bird body

A piece of wadding 13x13 inches

A piece of backing fabric 13x13 inches

Sewing kit, scissors, threads suitable for appliqué and any hand quilting

Sewing machine if you want to do a pieced background


Topic: raw edge applique

Leaders: Gillian Harrison and Lindsay Tilston

This session will focus on the ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ blocks from the 1718 coverlet


Sewing kit, including needles, scissors, pins

Paper scissors

Fabric scraps will be provided, but embellishments such as beads, ribbons etc would be useful

Sewing machine, and monofilament thread if preferred


Topic: your own project

Please feel free to bring a work-in-progress of your own if you want to focus on that.