Thursday, 24 July 2014

New programme now available

Just to let you know that I have updated the Programme of Events page for the 2014/15 programme.  I hope you agree there is plenty to look forward to.

If anybody has any ideas about who they would like to see in the future please let us know as I am sure work will start on the 2015/16 programme before long.


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Next Meeting - Edwina MacKinnon

Just a reminder that our next meeting will be on Tuesday 22nd July at Carnival Hall and our speaker for the evening will be Edwina McKinnon.

Edwina will be giving a talk entitled 'The Story So Far..' and on the following day, Wednesday 23rd, she will be running a Colour Confidence workshop.  There are still a couple of places on the workshop if anybody is interested.  Please contact either myself or Jude (our details are on the contact page)

This is Edwina's website if anybody would like a look this is her website. Work in Progress and below is a taster of her work.

Copyright  Edwina McKinnon

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Displaying your quilts

A little while ago, one of our members, Diana Baker, took the trouble to tell us about a great new device for hanging your quilts that only requires one nail making it a much easier process than normal.  It could be a very useful thing, especially if you enjoy making wall hangings.  This is what she wrote for us and I thought I would post as she wrote it -

Hang It Dang It -The terrific quilt hanger system
An American invention by a quilter's husband to hang quilts with a minimum of fuss and only one picture hanging nail necessary!
This comes in 3 adjustable sizes: allowing you to hang quilts from 21" to 110". Once hung the quilts look as if they are floating on the wall, with no hanger  showing at all, and your wall only has one nail hole!
I purchased my first one on Amazon, showed it to Janet at Quilter's Dream in Andover, and she now stocks them direct from the US supplier, for less than I paid on Amazon, and no postage or customs to worry about. They are as far as I can tell the only ones in the UK stocking this great hanger, I know as I tried to source one before going to Amazon.
They have a website at and a Youtube demo.
I really recommend this, being the owner of 2 sizes and quilts hanging to prove it.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Just wanted to share.

It has been a while since we last posted which is naughty as there is a lot that we could be sharing.  I will try and catch up post some pictures I have taken in the last few months.  In the meantime I thought I would just do a quick post to show you what one of students achieved on the Ineke Berlyn workshop.  Jane Wheeler is not a member of our group but Jude and I know her from our Inspiration to Stitch course and she was very keen to come to the workshop we held as a fan of Ineke's work. This is the finished wall hanging from that day.  Isn't it wonderful?!

If anybody else has a finished something from either this workshop or any of the others we have done and is happy to share, we would love to see them.  Email either Jude or me with a picture and we will post them.


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