Monday, 26 March 2012

Janet Bevan and Olympic News

At our last meeting one of our very active members, Janet Bevan, talked and showed her collection of journal quilts.
Inspired by the Contemporary Quilters' section of The Quilters' Guild, she has, for the past three years, made a stunning collection of quilts. Each month she produces a piece which either reflects something that has happened that month, or acts as a practice piece for a future piece of work using a technique that she might wish to explore.

 I think she has inspired many of us to consider working this way and we are thinking of creating a collection as a group which we can possibly exhibit at our next quilt show in Wombourne in 2013.
Last week Angie went to Olympia to the Stitch Show and saw our Olympic Quilt on display with all the others. A draw was done by Kaffe Fassett to see where all the quilts that the various groups have made will go to. Ours is going to Equatorial Guinea!
Here's the certificate. There is also a beautiful book featuring all the quilts - details from Kate Brierley.
Here is our quilt depicting scenes of Wombourne on display at Olympia.

Two meow people brought finished book wraps from the Annette Emms workshop with them this week:

Apologies for the picture quality - the light was very poor.

Most of us will be travelling to The Uttoxeter Quilt Show (April 13th - 15th) - so hopefully more pictures of that soon.

Our next meeting is on April 4th where Carole Auden is running a workshop called "Making Bias Tape" and if we behave she might also introduce us to silk ribbon embroidery. All welcome!!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Crazy Block Round Robin Project 2011-2012 results!!

In March 2011 a number of members started this Crazy Quilting project. Each prepared a crazy patch base and each month the pieces were passed on to the next member of the group to embellish a patch and a seam.
Last night the reveal took place.
It was fascinating to see the beautiful work on these samples as we passed them around.

The project has now begun again - the results will be here in a year!!

Meanwhile Carol is still working on her bookwrap from the Annette Emms workshop recently.

Jill Biel's is finished:

Jane Williams' completed wrap:
more to follow!