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Oast 2024 Theme Challenge:

The challenge for this year is ‘Song Title’

Let your imagination run wild! This challenge will be open to all members of Oast Quilters and must have been made by Oast members. There is no size limit, but the entry must have been made specifically for this challenge.

There will be 2 categories members can vote for:

  1. The quilt which best fits the brief.
  2. The quilt you’d like to take home.

The winner of the first category will get to choose the fabric for the next challenge. The winners of both categories will get £30 each and the runners up will get £20 each.

The closing date for the entry forms will be 1st November 2024 and the quilt must be delivered to the school for display by 1pm on Saturday 23rd November 2024. 

Oast Workshop with Kerry Keeble January 24

Well what an amazing workshop we had with the delightful Kerry Keeble demonstrating fussy cutting & EPP. We will never look at fabric in the same way again!

Oast Sewing Bee December 23

A really lovely day at Oast Sewing. We looked at Colour Theory and Disappearing 4 Patch.

Oast Sewing Bee October 23

Look at this beautiful log cabin block made by Sarah Littlewood at the Oast Sewing Bee in October

 

Oast Showcase 2022 Charity Raffle – Donation to Kent MS Therapy Centre, Canterbury:

On Friday 27 January, Tansy, Richard, Liz and Lynne went to The Kent MS Therapy Centre to present the cheque for £1000. We were shown around the facility, it has a hydro pool, several rooms for different activities such as a choir and two large oxygen therapy chambers. There is also a café and a charity shop. The lady on the right is one of their long standing volunteers and was delighted to receive our Showcase Raffle money on behalf of the Centre.

2022 Challenge Results and Entries:

The winner: Marcia Longley

2nd place – Liz Coleman with her Sunset at the Beach Shack

3rd place – Jill Moorcroft – Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside!

See image gallery for other showcase images.

2021 Challenge Results and Entries:

1st place – Linda Wilkin: Birds & Flowers

2nd place – a group quilt by Pogles Wood: Esmerelda’s Garden

3rd place – Lynne Newell: Floral Dance

Other entries:

  • Sylvie Plested: Gnomes
  • Gill Cannon: Kaffe’s Wrench
  • Jayne Whiting: Cathedral Windows
  • Lynne Newell: Let the Sunshine In

Raising money to support local charities

Oast Quilters were very proud to have raised a significant sum at the 2016 Oast Showcase which allowed us to present cheques to three local Charities.  

Headway, a charity that supports those with an aquired head injury, CLAPA (Hair Lip and Cleft Palate Assocation) and EKUBS, a breast screening support charity. Presentations were made at Oast Open Meeting on 24th September, 2016.

Images:

  • Liz Coleman presenting the Charity cheque for £2000 to CLAPA representatives
  • Liz Coleman presenting the Charity Cheque for £2000 to the EKUBS representative
  • Liz Coleman presenting the Charity Cheque for £2000 to the Headway Representative

Project Linus

Thank you for making beautiful quilts for Project Linus. They are always much appreciated. Quilts can be dropped of at the Oast meetings where we have a table or alternatively you can contact the Project Linus Coordinators:

Lou Matthews, Kent, and Medway, 07938537375 or louisematthews5@icloud.com 

Michelle Hogben, Ashford and surrounding area, 07706 582662 or shellhogben2004@hotmail.com 

Christine Gainsford, North Kent area, 07931 294836 or Christine.carey61@gmail.com

If you have the time to make us a quilt, we would be pleased to hear from you.  We welcome quilts in the following sizes. 

  • Baby quilts: up to 36” square.
  • Child size (under 5 years): 36” square up to 40” x 50”
  • Child size (6 to 10 years): from 40” x 50” to 40” x 60”
  • Teenager quilts: approximately 50” x 70”

Larger quilts and those that are gender neutral or suitable for boys are always in high demand. Since the Covid-19 we are no longer able accept crocheted or knitted blankets, it’s has been hard to find homes for them due to infection prevention control requirements.

Please do not add embellishments such as ribbons and buttons which could come off and be swallowed. All quilts must be machine washable.

    Get in touch

    If you would like to find out more about how you can join us then click here.

    Venue: St Anselm’s Catholic School, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3EN 

    Email: hello@oastquilters.co.uk