Saturday, 20 May 2017

Coil Bowls

A most enjoyable evening and not bad for a first attempt for pretty much everyone involved. This is what 10m per person and about 90 minutes makes. Not every bowl made was photographed so there are still some to be seen.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Linus Quilts 2017 (part 2)

Having donated a huge pile of quilts only recently, today's workshop kicked off with 13 donations all made at home. We hadn't even got the kettle on!

Then we got down to work. Six hours later three more quilts were finished and added to the pile. These beauties, and a few more not photographed, were nearing completion in terms of the quilt top. They've all now gone home to be finished.

We have some very talented and generous ladies in our group. Many thanks to you all.










Thursday, 4 May 2017

Welcome to our new members

Most of our new members came along to last night's meeting, the others hope to come along in the coming few weeks.

And, they all brought something to show-n-tell so we had lots to look at last night after our AGM. A variety of projects - bags, cushions, table runners  and quilts.

 






 

 

 

Some of us have been to workshops recently:

This is Heather's piece from a workshop with Gillian Travis.





These are Katie's Barbara's, Pat's and Maria's pieces from a workshop with Helen Howes:


 

 

 

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Linus Quilts 2017 (part 1)

With our second Linus sewing day looming, we've now photographed and counted the quilts made at our first sewing day back in January, and those made at home and donated since then - a fabulous 34 in all!

Many thanks to everyone who has worked on and/or donated these. Oddly, our Linus stash hasn't gone down very much!


Friday, 21 April 2017

Suitcase Collection

This month we borrowed Region 8's new suitcase collection, a number of small (max A3 size) quilts, stored in a lovely vintage suitcase. 

The collection started life as a competition at Region 8's 'big exhibition' at Blackthorpe Barns in April 2016, and has been added to since. The quilts are all very different and each represents something about the region (Suffolk and Essex), for example, a childhood memory, something historical, a view.

Click here to see photos from the 'big exhibition', amongst which is a distant sneaky preview of the collection. 

This one was added to the collection by a member of the group - again, just a snippet. 

If you belong to a group in Region 8 and would like to hire the collection to see the lovely quilts in person as it were, contact the Committee via the usual means. The ideas, the stitching, the techniques and the thoughts behind them are all worth close inspection.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Pebbles Workshop #2

Another fabulous day spent with Alex Waylett making 'pebbles' panels. There is an awful lot of stitch on these panels, and some are not quite finished, nevertheless, here are today's efforts.















Sunday, 26 February 2017

Pebbles workshop #1

For those wanting a sneak preview of what we did today, take a look at Alex Waylett's Facebook post