Friday, 25 October 2013

Julia Gahagan's Website


Good to see so many of you at the sewing evening last Tuesday.  I thought it was a good evening.  I actually got some sewing done too!

I just wanted to post a link to Julia Gahagan's website.  She is our next speaker on 12th November and she is doing the workshop on 16th November.  Hopefully, the website will give you a taste of what it is she does. There are still a couple of spaces on the workshop if anybody is interested.

Home Grown Textiles Website - I have linked to the workshop page but it you click on her first link on that page you get some pictures of what she does for various workshops.  We are doing Christmas Patchwork Projects.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

More news!

Hello,  I hope you all enjoyed Sharon Garrick's talk last time.  I thought she had done some beautiful work and it was a great reminder to me at least, that a quilt does not have to fit a bed to be a quilt.  Small quilts can be just as lovely as great big ones.

I have again updated the Programme of  Events.  I think the best news is that Julia Gahagan's workshop has been moved from Wednesday 13th November to Saturday 16th November.  I know some of those who work during the week were hoping that there would be some Saturday workshops so we managed to get this one changed as it will be our first workshop. The theme is Christmas Patchwork Projects.  We would love as many people as possible to come along and we hope it will appeal with Christmas fast approaching.

The other piece of news is that Janice Beech will be coming on 26th November to show us her quilted postcards and to show us how they can be made.  The Quilters Guild are after postcards for their AGM in April 2014 to be held in Portsmouth and the postcards will be sold to raise funds.  This is a link to their website for a bit more information - Quilter's Guild AGM

The 26th November is a sewing evening and Janice won't be doing a talk.  Instead she will have display boards of postcards and will talk through the process of making the cards with those who are interested.  Please bring along your sewing as normal.

Finally, not so good news.  Quilters' Dream have had to pull out of doing the December talk so we are looking for a replacement.  We will let you know when something has been arranged.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday.


Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Programme of Events has been up dated

Just to let you know, our programme of events has been updated to show some more speakers and workshops after Christmas.  This can be seen on the Programme of Events Page.

Looking forward to our talk with Sharon Garrick this evening.  Should be very interesting.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Our First Quilt Challenge

We thought it might be a nice idea to get started on our first challenge.  We decided not to do anything too big and ambitious so we are asking for a round quilt, between 12"and 15" in diameter with the theme of "Carnival". Hopefully the inspiration for this is obvious!

You can use any technique you fancy, draw inspiration from any source.  It is really up to you.  The date for submission is the first Tuesday after Christmas, i.e. 14th January 2014. We aim to have an exhibition in Spring/Summer 2015 so these mini quilts will be our first steps towards that.

Don't forget, if you are having a problem or are stuck for inspiration, I am sure that the rest of the group would be happy to help.

We look for to seeing the finished articles.



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