Members News

Challenge 2018

Following her winning the 2017 Challenge, Gill Cannon has selected the theme for the 2018 Challenge; it is ‘Borderline’.  Congratulations to all members who participated.

Winnner – Sue Maudling – Map of the Forecast Areas


Second – Liz Coleman’s Circles

Swans by Victoria Scott took third place


Black & White by Daisy Rudnick 

The Pink One by Trudy Smethurst 

Stitching by Pat Hume



Gill Cannon’ Celtic Cross

Head by Fiona Jeffries 


AGM 2018 Minutes 



Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of Oast Quilters, held on 8th December 2018 at Simon Langton School for Boys, Canterbury, beginning at 2.30pm.

1.   Apologies for Absence

There were no apologies for absence from officers.  Apologies from members were too numerous to record.  

  1. Minutes of the 2017 AGM

The minutes of the meeting held on 2nd December 2017 were agreed to be a true record and signed by the Chairman.

3.   Matters Arising


4.  Chairman’s Report

Cheques were awarded, and the winners will make presentations on how their Bursary was used at the March 2019 meeting.


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Festival of Quilts 2018 Exhibits from Oast Members



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



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.


The next Oast Showcase will be in 2020


Oast Showcase 3 – 5 June 2016


Winner of Visitors Choice

The winner of both the Best Quilt in the Show and the Quilted Item that Most People Wanted to Take Home, is Elizabeth Melville, with her beautiful quilt. ‘Blues’ which includes blocks with a wide variety of interpretation on the theme, ‘blue’.  A very worthy winner.

Elizabeth Melvilee

Elizabeth Melville standing beside her winning quilt. Elizabeth is a member of Canterbury Quilters.

Winners of the Visitors’ Choice

Best in show:

First                             No. 66              Elizabeth Melville:        ‘Blues’

Joint Second               No. 3                Beverley Brawn:          ‘Flower Garden’

Joint Second               No. 11              Chaucer Quilters:       ‘Magnum Opus’

Third                            No. 19              Rosemary Marozzi:    ‘The Flowers Appear on the Earth


The Quilt I would most like to go home with:

First                             No. 66              Elizabeth Melville:        ‘Blues’

Second                        No. 72              Tracy Aplin:                 ‘Are We There Yet?’

Third                            No. 74              Ann Wood:                  ’40 for 40 (Enigma for Emma)



Here are some photographs of the Oast 2016 Showcase held today 3rd June and visited by the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Canterbury. An absolutely super day and a stunning array of quilts and other items.


……………..more to follow


There were a large number of entries in this year`s Challenge.  From 24 entries the results of the members vote was :


First prize – Lyn Browne


Second Prize – Maggie Breakspear



Third prize – Sylvie Plested

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