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Subscribe to the St Mary's, Eaton Bray feedMothers’ Union, Eaton Bray With Edlesborough

Mothers' UnionAt our meeting on Wednesday, 14th February, we were pleased to welcome, as our speaker, Jenny Duke assisted by her friend Elka.

Prayers were said by Christine after which Jenny proceeded to show us her lifetime of work in quilts and patchwork. Jenny had worked hard to obtain her City & Guilds of which she showed us her set pieces of work. She has been teaching at Barnfield College for seven years and still takes private work shops. She designs all of her own work including patterns, colours and materials. Her first handwork quilt depicting 'Grandmothers' Flower Garden' was exquisite. Various types of patchwork, boxwork, quilt and applique work were passed around and the work in each piece amazed us all. She is a remarkable lady. She previously visited us with Ruth Deacon who spoke about her work in China. They had just heard that seven people they had met had become Christians. Jenny spent two years in America where patchwork and quilting is more fashionable than here. Quilts are made in Church and distributed to distressed children.

It was a very pleasant afternoon enjoyed by fourteen members. We were pleased to welcome Muriel and would welcome any other ladies who care to join our very informal gathering.

Jenny was thanked by us all and refreshments were served and we ended with Grace at 4pm.

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