Friday, 6 June 2014

June News

We had a great turn-out at the last session, despite the torrential rain, and we were not disappointed in the topic of the evening.  Sadie came to us a few years ago with her Redwork skills and was again well received on this occasion.
Sadie, from Cornerhouse Crafts, gave us a little history of Redwork, and some amazing eye-candy in the form of redwork designs incorporated into wall hangings, bags, banners, mats, small quilts and so on. She is a self confessed Non-Embroiderer, but her work is so beautiful, utilising a very small range of embroidery stitches.
As usual, some of us got interested in the stuff she was not programmed to talk about, but she was generous in helping us to have a go ourselves.  I’m talking about Suffolk Puffs. This caused some hilarity at one end of the workroom as a member kept repeating the name over and over…. Some of us just had to find out HOW Sadie managed to get hers to a half inch finished diameter.  How small is that?  Small!!! If you’ve never tried Suffolk puffs before, have a go….
Carol Thomas gave a rundown on some of the speakers she has planned for the forthcoming programme, with additional workshops for us to have a go at something different.  It promises to be an exciting programme.
There’s still time to sign up for the Zigzags workshop which is to take place on 12thJuly at Bradmore Small Hall.  The day kicks off at 10am, and will be finished by 4pmas usual.  If you are still keen to come along, please contact Carol Thomas or Gill Biel, and of course you can sign up at the next quilters meeting.
Our next meeting is a Sit and Sew, and I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to also bring something that you are currently working on, or something you’ve hidden away for such a long time, or UFO’s that you don’t know how to move forward as it would be good to have round the table conversation as well.  
Next meeting is on 18th June, 7.30pm start.

Looking forward to seeing you soon
Carole A