Thursday, 22 September 2011

Lots of upcoming activities!

Wombourne Quilters have constructed an Olympic Quilt as part of a bigger project nationally.  The project is part of the Cultural Olympiad and is called 'A gift of quilts'.  Five hundred quilts have already been received, and there will be a display at the Stitch and Craft Show at Olympia in March 2012. This year is the first time that the Paralympic athletes are included.  In 1996 Steve Redgrave and the UK Chef de Mission received a quilt each.  There is a good article in the Sept issue of P&Q magazine.  
 For our quilt local photos were contributed from the group and were printed on to fabric. Complimentary coloured log cabin blocks were constructed around each picture and a busy Saturday was spent putting together the blocks using a "quilt as you go" method. Thank you so much to everyone concerned.

Janet Leeper will be leading a session on October 19th at 7.30.
It's a workshop to make a new fabric (as if we don't have enough already!) to stitch or print on from found ephemera, little bits of cloth etc etc.
This is a fun and creative evening!!

If you'd like to come please bring the following:

 Decide what colour/(s) you want your finished fabric to be.

Bring thin papers and fabrics eg tissue paper, paper napkins, paper towels, scrim, net, lace small pieces of calico/cotton pre dyed or coloured....(.you can do plain white if you want).

The fabric will be made from a variety of paper and fabrics used interchangeably. Quite small pieces can be used so it is a good way to use up those scraps you just cannot throw away.

 You can always add slivers of thicker bits like felt, velvet or a thread, ribbon to add interest. Also to make the work personal the odd used postage stamp or part of a letter, map or ticket.

 I once saw used a lovely label that was soaked off a wine bottle.

 The only other things you need besides the statutory apron is a good quality plastic carrier bag to work on, a pair of scissors and a brush(I use a half inch decorators brush) to apply paste which I will supply.

Come back later to see photos of our penants for the Olympics ...

Thursday, 8 September 2011

September News

This evening we were delighted to welcome Barbara Barber back to
Wombourne Quilters.

It has been 18 years since Barbara last visited us and she told us how
nervous she had been on that occasion. No nerves were evident this
evening as Barbara displayed wonderful quilts which had won awards all
over the world.

Barbara shared techniques on applique and machine quilting with us
and also some excellent tips. She has promised to come back and visit
the group again when she has completed her Equinox quilt. We all look
forward to that visit.


Olympic Quilt and Linus Day
17th September 2011
Bradmore Community Centre

Members help is needed to put together the quilt top and then to quilt.
Donations of fabric are also needed. Please come along and help on the

If anyone would like to use the quilting frame on the day please let Kate
know as soon as possible.

Sedgley Live
24th September 2011

Wombourne Quilters will once again have a stand at the show to promote
the group. Please let Kate know if you will be able to help on the stall
during the day.

Wombourne Past & Present
28th 29th 30th September 2011
Wombourne Library

Wombourne Quilters have been asked to display their work.
Please contact Kate if you have a quilt to display.

Quickie Quilt workshop with Ann Jermey
1st October 2011
Wombourne Library
Cost £20 contact Ann Jermey

Quilters Quest Bridgnorth
Autumn work shops.
Jan Bevan will be running Creative Computer Classes starting on the 6th
October 2011 for 6 weeks.
Ann Jermey is also running quilting workshops.
Please contact Quilters Quest for more information

Leominster Quilters Biennial Exhibition
13th 14th & 15th October 2011
Royal British Legion Hall Leominster
Challenge Competition ‘A Country of Your Choice'.
Please contact Gill Hollingsworth 01568 797623 for more information.


Please let Kate have any pennants or quilt blocks for Olympics 2012 asw
soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you on the 21st September 2011 for our Quick
Tips mini workshop. Please come along any share with the group any
good tips you may have.

Happy stitching !