At the invitation of Hilda Burden, the day after the country was given some lockdown freedom more than 20 of the group met in her delightful garden for coffee and cakes. Apologies were received from three other members.
It gave us the opportunity to rekindle friendships and to welcome five new members to the group. We talked about life in lockdown and how we were able to keep the group spirit alive through Zoom meetings, emails and phone calls. Discussions then centred around our future and meeting in the Brockham Pavilion after our final Zoom talk on 1 June about the Franco-Prussian War.
All members were keen to extend a welcome to D&D u3a members – 50 of whom had viewed our Zoom talks as ‘guests’ of the Military History Group – to attend our future face-to-face meetings in the Pavilion.
There was interest in arranging a visit to a local site of military interest when appropriate.
During lockdown Quilting 2 group member Elizabeth Shaw finished making this beautiful quilt (above) from ‘log cabin blocks’ using fabric left over from previous projects. She says: “As you can see there is a lot of purple, which is left over from the bed runner I made for my sister.” She is pictured (right) with group leader Juliet Eberle, who was also busy quilting through the lockdown and produced this colourful piece of work (below).
Inga Sorensen, too, has taken on a large quilting project (below). “It is going to be a bedspread, a present for some friends. It has not yet been sewn together – at the moment it is just pinned to the wall. It will have a light grey border. It is a very big project, and it has been a lot of fun putting it together. It has made Covid easier to cope with!” says Inga.
During the previous lockdown quilter Deanne Rhodes produced these colourful Christmassy decorations to give to her family.
We have over 150 jigsaws for you to choose from. Most are 1,000 pieces but we also have lots of smaller jigsaws. The subjects range from country scenes and animals to historical subjects and comical pictures.
The exchange is in Brockham in a room at the back of my garage so there is no need to come into my house. Hand sanitiser is provided and all jigsaws are quarantined for a week when returned. If you are interested please ring me on 01737 842516.
Our members include many talented artists, writers and photographers whose work can be enjoyed on this site.
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