Monday, July 15, 2024

Full line-up of local makers for our JQ Makers’ Market

The church is holding a JQ Makers’ Market on the evening of Thursday 9th December 5pm-9pm. The aim is to showcase local businesses, their talents, and their products. Admission to the market is free and everyone is welcome to browse and shop. There are sure to be purchases that will make unique and locally made Christmas presents.
The event is the church’s latest fundraiser in a series which will raise money for the major repairs and renovation needed. The church will raise money from the event by holding three Auctions – Silent, Dutch, and Competitive. Donations of auction lots have been received – now all that is needed is a lively and generous audience willing to bid high to benefit the church.
Reverend David Tomlinson says: “We are grateful to the local makers who will be stallholders, with an attractive display of items on show and for sale – a terrific opportunity to buy local and unique presents for Xmas.
“There will also be a local provider running a refreshment bar (tea, coffee, mulled wine and snacks) during the evening.
“We are also grateful to the many donors of auction lots, which I very much hope will raise much-needed funds for our project to make the church watertight. With a new roof in place, the interior can be developed to strengthen its role in fostering and celebrating community life. Thank you for playing your part in raising £250,000 by your church’s 250th birthday in 2029
“Finally, we are most grateful to Moda Living for sponsoring this event very generously.”

Meet the JQ Makers:

Alleway’s Confectionary: Vegan confectionary (pick ‘n’ mix sweets, liquorice, chocolates, and popcorn)
Atypique Arts: Handcrafted magical jewellery, the author uses various techniques to bring to life unique pieces that define the wearer
B18 Leather: Small leather goods made in the JQ. Pieces include purses, wallets, books, and key rings
BCU School of Jewellery: Original and unique jewellery
Birmingham Stationery: Notebooks, Sketchbooks, List-books, Bookmarks, Cards, Refillable Journals, Planners and Prints
Birmingham Walking Tours: Photography and Birmingham design prints, tickets for walking tours
Blue Mojo: Bright and bold earrings made from polymer clay, great for any occasion. Polymer clay is lightweight, and the earrings sit comfortably
Brumbotanicum: Festive fresh wreaths
Kaleidyescope Yarns: Hand dyed yarn, a young indie dyer’s business, offering unique hand dyed yarn using food colourings, ideal for making winter warmers like hats, scarves, and socks
Soda Bread Cafe: Festive refreshments including mince pies and mulled wine
Solv and Kopper: Handmade silver jewellery, all created in Matina’s JQ studio, range from silver earrings studs, necklaces, and rings
The Borrow Shop: Range of gifts and homewares, candles, mugs, DIY gift sets, prints, cards, wrapping paper, produce bags and vegan cookies
Tom Woolley Illustration: llustrated map prints and postcards of Birmingham and beyond

Silent auction lots:
Boxed pair of whisky glasses & set of whisky stones by David & Jane
Birmingham Walking Tour tickets (2) by Kevin
Bright and bold earrings handmade from polymer clay by Jo of Blue Mojo by Jo
Carols & Capers concert Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band – two tickets – Town Hall Wed 22nd December 2021 at 7.30pm by David & Jane
Enamelled brooch, small, petal design handmade in JQ School of Jewellery by Jivan
Finger weight Skein hand dyed finger weight yarn project kit by Neri
Luggage scales by David & Jane
Notebook and card holder by Deborette
Pendant on a chain, copper electroformed by Camelia
Selection of limited confectionary by Joshua
Silver earrings by Camelia
Silver stud earrings by Martina
Vase (large) by Dorothy
Wooden toy (antique!) by Dorothy
Zero waste gift kit by Sophie

Dutch auction lots:
Magnum of wine by Conan
Royal Doulton Xmas figurine 2020 by David & Jane
Wedgwood decorated plates 1980 (pair) by Dorothy

Competitive auction lots:
Duvet set by David & Jane
Food hamper and shopping vouchers by Co-op Store, Newhall St
Free room hire, the Golden Room, Assay Studios by Assay Studios
Glynn Purnell’s children’s books (2) signed and with a hand-written note from the author by Glynn Purnell
JQ Chamberlain clock model by Birmingham Stationery
Original art, drawing of St Paul’s Church by Tom
Three pictures of Birmingham and a bottle of whisky by Elisabeth

About the Fundraising Campaign
St Paul’s Church – its fabric and its infrastructure – is costly to run and to develop.
It needs costly repair, maintenance, and management. Its facilities need upgrading. Approaching the 250th birthday of St Paul’s Church (in 2029), the best birthday present we can give it is a new lease of life. Restoring and renewing St Paul’s Church in the Jewellery Quarter, renewing its valuable community space for this generation and future generations to celebrate its 250th year.
Anyone can now contribute to the fundraising by donating online at:

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