Haddenham

Haddenham Stitchers' Exhibition

Home » News » Haddenham Stitchers' Exhibition
Stitchers 11
Stitchers 07
Stitchers 09
Quilt Raffle 03
Quilt Raffle 05

An exhibition of completed work by Haddenham Stitchers was held in Haddenham Village Hall on Saturday 28th September, illustrating the wonderful range of skills and talents enjoyed by local residents of the Haddenham and Thame area.

'Haddenham Quilters' came into being in 1990, and later combined forces with 'Haddenham in X Stiches' to become 'Haddenham Stitchers' in 1996 — a very sociable group of creative folk led by Val Young.

The items on display at the weekend included patchwork, appliqué, embroidery and creative needlework of all kinds, and represented the culmination of many years' work.

As Val Young explains: "Every item of completed work is unique, owing to the variation of fabrics used in the design and the fact that many are created as a result of our members attending practical workshops, so the uniqueness of each piece reflects the personal and individual interpretations of the challenges presented at those workshops."

Two particularly impressive and desirable quilts were offered at the Haddenham exhibition, as main prizes in separate charity raffles. One, created by Janet Robinson, with assistance from some fellow stitchers, was offered on behalf of Cancer Research UK. The draw was made by Jacky Green, a local fundraiser raiser for the charity since 1972. The raffle raised almost £2,000 and the lucky winner of the beautiful quilt was Sian Armitage.

A second and equally delightful quilt was made and donated by Pam Crokett, in aid of Helen & Douglas House, the charity providing specialist hospice care for children and young adults in Oxford. This second raffle was drawn by Anne Jenkins, a long-term volunteer of the charity and the lucky winner was Sally Johnston. Together with a sewing related tombola, a sale of books and an odds-and-ends table, a total of £500 was raised for the hospice.

Click on any image to see an enlarged version.

To see more photographs, please visit our GALLERIES

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Bucks Election Results 2022
Haddenham Webteam: Tue 05 Jul 9:00am

In case you missed the outcome of the recent local elections for a Buckinghamshire Councillor to represent the Bernwood contituency (of which Haddenham is a part), Sue Lewin (LibDem) was duly elected. LibDem 1158 39% Green 1030 34% Conservative 723 24% Labour 85 3% (Click on the graphic to view an enlarged...

Summerfest 2022
Haddenham Webteam: Sun 03 Jul 10:15am

Summerfest — what a fantastic event! Superbly organised by a very dedicated team of volunteers. Thank you to everyone involved. There are lots of photos to enjoy on the Haddenham dotNet Flickr site. (Please don't be put off if you see an overly complicated 'cookies' message — just scroll down to the bottom and click 'Accept All'). Here's the link:...

Doreen Carwithen
Haddenham Webteam: Sun 03 Jul 9:00am

As part of the Carwithen Music Festival, there is a fascinating exhibition of the life and times of Doreen Cartwithen (born in Haddenham 100 years ago) in the studio of photographer Paul Wilkinson in High Street. It's open TODAY, Sunday 3rd July: 10.30am — 12noon and 3pm — 4.30pm. A steward will be present to act as a helpful guide to the fascinating displays. A "must...