What’s Occurrin’

Fund raising at Hever - Thanks Vivien

Please, if you win a pennant, will you send a photograph of it in use in your home- we’d love to see them, or else we may get withdrawal symptoms.

A huge thank you to all the quilters who have written. e-mailed or contacted us with words of encouragement. Be assured they have helped to keep our noses to the grindstone and have been greatly appreciated.

The work which has arrived  has been outstanding and we shall have a problem choosing which ones to call specials. Thank you all for donating such beautiful work,   Judith

Judith proudly unvailing our pennant posterMonday 16th August the great pennant count begins.


Dian's cat Pause picked his favourite, his sister Meno was outside with hot flushes...

After lunch Judith gave us pennant tombola training, so 3 & 7's win, but if you win a princess pick it will be special because Frances wrapped them and you could end up winning a special, or even a set....easy peasy!


Please e-mail us about whats occurin’ pennant- wise in your region, and we’ll let the rest of U.K. know….

 We have tried to email our thanks to all of you who supplied email addresses,  for those with snail mail addresses, alas time and postage prevents us writting to you all, so thank you, thank you, thank you, for your time effort and all the beautiful, surprising and inspirational pennants you have given us. 

Mary Lowe, Chairman of Crystal Quilters has sent us lots of pennants – they come with their own history:   The pennants were made by members of Crystal Quilters in Stowbridge for display at their Summer Garden Party.  They then went on to a display in Stowbridge Town Centre for Stowbridge in Bloom (their entry in Britain in Bloom).  So the pennants all have a flower theme.  One member of Forest quilters was so inspired by these pennants also made three.  So these pennants have already worked hard!  Thank you Crystal Quilters.  If you want to view these pennants together click on Crystal quilters under groups on the home page. 

Below picture of the results of our labours
over the Bank Holiday weekend at Woburn.  We came away with a total of
68 completed, many of them the scissor cases.
When I got home on Monday evening there was an envelope through my door
with another 2 pennants, so now we are up to 70.
Regards Jill

Region 12 ladies on a pennant making day we took home 35 with lots more to come in
  Picture of Stitch by Stitch girls, Port Talbot 

Thanks to Walsall Quilters for their sterling contribution to the cause. See main page

Judith worked herself into a blur at the Q.G.  A.G.M. in Southport

Just some of your beautiful pennants

Some very happy miniature members helping spread the word on the pennants stand.

The Tuesday girls from ‘stitch by stitch’  Port Talbot held a pennant making day, and here they are busy stitching.   They had a theme of christmas, see their work under ‘Stitch by stitch’ in groups.

Co-ordinator’s Diary  11 April 2010    Yesterday , I was fortunate enough to be in Region 7 giving a talk. Thank you to Joan for your hospitality,(her husband’s a brilliant cook) and to all the ladies who gave in their pennants.As well as handing in 9 pennants, Renate brought two kits for me to make up- many thanks. Also to YQ’s who were brilliant at making pennants, and being the “glovelies” during my talk. Please continue your good work, and take any more offerings to your next Regional Day- Thank You all     Judith

Pennant scissor cases are favourite at present. I showed them around in Malvern yesterday  and they were well received. If you’d like to make some, have a look on our Patterns/Temlates page for easy instructions. 


4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Karen  |  3 June 2010 at 8:29 am

    I love all the small triangles showing a lot of ideas and your skills.

  • 2. Myra Autherson  |  8 June 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I tried to send you photos of the two pennants I am sending but my e-mail was returned. The server couldn’t find
    pennants4patchworkers@google mail.com
    Give me a different address and I’ll send you the photos – if that doesn’t work you will get the pennants anyway.
    Sincerely, Myra

  • 3. Wendy Arend  |  15 July 2010 at 10:18 pm

    I am coming to the show from the United States and would love to contribute a pennant (or 2, or more). Is the size 6-8″ from the top to the point? Are “outsiders” ok to participate even if I am not a ‘world class” quilter?

    • 4. pennants4patchworkers  |  15 July 2010 at 11:03 pm

      Hi, Wendy – thank you so much for offering to make pennants! We will be delighted to receive pennants made by everyone who wants to make them. You don’t have to be an expert, you don’t have to live in the UK, and you don’t have to belong to the Quilters’ Guild – everyone is welcome to join in! The size is described as no bigger than a UK paper size – A4 – and all that means is that the pennant should be less than eight and a half inches across the top, and less than eleven and a half inches from the top to the point. If you can send a photo of your pennant when it’s made, I’ll put the picture on the website. And do come and say hello when you’re at the show – we’ll be on the Miniature Quilt Group stand, and also on the Tombola – and we’d love to meet you. See you there, Margery.


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