Festival of Quilts 2016

Repaired Patched Remade - Kate Brierley  (Entered in the new Modern Quilts Section)

A light hearted look at recycling, made from four pieces of discarded bed linen - well-worn, repaired, patched together and remade into a bed quilt, with which to remake the bed.

Quilters' Sampler - Ann Jermey (entered in Traditional Quilts section)

A sampler block of the month quilt made using cotton prints of sewing items

The group quilt made to celebrate our 30th anniversary and shown at the Festival of Quilts in 2015.

Members were supplied with a ‘black pearl’ fabric centre for their crazy log cabin block which was to be completed using pearly fabrics in colours of their choice.  The blocks were quilted and assembled in strips using the ‘quilt as you go’ technique. 

Collaborative Quilt for The Olympics, London 2012 showing features of our local area of Wombourne and Wolverhampton.

Round Robin 2011-2012  CRAZY QUILT BLOCKS

February Light - February Catkins by Catherine Brierley

This quilt measures about six foot square and is made from 100 constructed squares. The design developed as a response to the colour and light on afternoon walks with my dogs in February. The catkins moving on criss-crossing branches fascinated me and I wanted to try to capture the sense of shimmering movement as the breeze set everything in motion. Every block is different although there is a common theme within each one and I cannot remember how many fabrics were used but it is probably getting on for over a hundred.  I use freezer paper foundation machine piecing for accuracy and to control the small, often awkward pieces of fabric.  The design for the quilting suggests bare ploughed fields and low sun light streaming through the branches, it was machine quilted in five sections before joining. Cotton, silk and cotton sateen.
I was delighted that this quilt was placed 3rd in the Contemporary section at the Festival of Quilts 2010.

Starburst by Janet Bevan

  Made from 81/2" star blocks in  blues and greens given by members of the group when I stood down from being group leader for five years and on the committee for nearly 10.
The challenge was to unify the blocks, so I set them on point and added wide stashing with corner stones in a cabbage print that I just loved and had been saving for something special. The quilt has in the ditch quilting round all the squares and stars and then the corners and sashing are free machine quilted.  There are 100 corners in this quilt and by number 85 I had stopped unpicking the mistakes. Looking forward to putting it on the bed and redecorating the bedroom to match.

Above: Denise has been very busy making these two lovely quilts which will form part of our exhibition in September in Wombourne.