Bring and buy

For the last few years (about 15 to be precise!) I’ve been a member of Hexagon Quilters. While not a charity as such, it is a non-profit group aimed at bringing Quilters together and promoting the art. January is always AGM month and the committee have come up with a great formula of “An evening of a little business and much pleasure”. As last night’s was the 25th AGM they must be doing something right!

One of the highlights is the annual Bring and Buy table where members bring quilting and sewing items they no longer need and sell them. The group takes a small percentage of the profits so to me it’s a kind of pop-up charity shop! There’s always a wide range of items on sale, reflecting the diverse backgrounds, tastes and interests of the roughly 150 group members.

I didn’t pick up too much last night, but I did pick up a couple of retro style Moda fat quarters, some bag handles (always handy!), a larger piece of vintage floral fabric and a fab 1960s apron pattern! I just love these old dressmaking patterns! I have a few now and I hardly ever actually use them, but I love looking at the pictures!!

Charity Supported


  • 1960s dress pattern, cost 60p, value approx £10 on ebay
  • 3m fabric, cost £3.40, value about £15
  • Bag handles, cost £2, value £15 (John Lewis)
  • Total haul cost £6, value around £40