This group meets every Monday evening on the ground floor from 7.30pm, except for bank holidays and the occasional ‘night out’. Anyone bringing a craft is welcome; individual projects have included cross-stitch and tapestry pictures, patchwork quilts, knitting, even mending. If you want to try a new craft but don’t know how to go about it there will surely be one of us who can put you on the right path. We have even given a Turkish au pair an evening’s instant tuition in patchwork. Teamwork in the past has produced quilts for national exhibition, a group of kneelers for the Naomi House children’s hospice and a quilt for the Phyllis Tuckwell hospice, as well as felt stockings for the High Cross Christmas offerings.
Patchers is fun, productive friendship and you’ll meet people from inside and outside High Cross. There is no pressure to come every week, in fact it is a great joy to welcome old friends as well as delight in getting to know new folk. If you don’t feel like ‘working’, then just come and chat. Follow the noise of laughter to the group who meet where there is no closed door.