Thursday, 11 December 2014
Sunday, 19 October 2014
Particularly fascinating was her mathematical methods for working out her quilts. She used to be a maths teacher and still loves patterning and sequences but applies this more through her sewing these days.
We were all astonished by her presentation of her rainbow inspired quilts. There were so many and they were all exquisite. Thank you Eleanor for a marvellous evening. Here are some pictures to remind us of the fabulous display.
Inspired by the Rose Window at Chartres - a translucent quilt
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
This is how Margaret's workroom looks - just a wooden board and basket:
Our log cabin and courthouse steps blocks almost finished:
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
work in progress:
By the end of the evening there was some really lovely pieces awaiting further stitch:
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Monday, 28 July 2014
"Stepping Back" - won a special award at the Scottish Quilt Championships:
On another note:
Friday, 6 June 2014
Thursday, 1 May 2014
May 1st, 2014.
Hello everyone. This intrepid traveller has returned and felt the full force of jet lag. If anyone asks me what day it is, I still don’t know, and this might well be a prelude to bad grammar, poor spelling, errors of content in this newsletter. Mind you, it might be a permanent affliction!
I managed to stagger round Uttoxeterracecourse for the Quilt and Stitch village 2014 show, and was okay doing a workshop that I booked on my return. The ladies who arrange the bookings must have thought I was a bit brain dead, because I got the date and time of the session wrong, twice, whilst trying to confirm the session with them. Never mind, it all adds to my own memories.
This nicely leads me on to the Special Theme Quilt Category of the show, that of the centenary of WW1, and how memories were portrayed in fabric and stitch. Special congratulations must go to Jan Bevan for her spectacular wall hanging “WW1 Centenary”, and those of you who went and saw this quilt would probably, like me, have spent some time admiring it. Congratulations, Janet, a well deserved win.
Our next meeting is 7th May, and we’re having another go at making buttons. This was so popular a session the last time Lorraine came to us, but some of you unfortunately missed it and asked for it to be repeated. I look forward to seeing you on the 7th.
Its that month again, where we have the AGM and look at the previous year’s achievements. Please remember to bring something to munch on, but more importantly, please remember to come to the meeting as your views on your Quilting Group are so important. As a reminder, the date is 21st May.
Its good to be back.
Thursday, 10 April 2014
to be held on Friday 25th and Saturday 26 April at St. Nicholas Church and Village Hall, Oldbury (B4363) Oldbury, post code WV16 5EH 10 until 4 each day with admission at £2.50. There will be sales, refreshments and demos in the hall.