July meeting

23 08 2016

We had an excellent meeting.


BQ May Meeting

22 08 2016

Our speaker in May was Sara Impey.  Sara is a well known, international quilter and she is also a brilliant speaker.  We laughed a lot as she told us about her inspiration and her quilting life.  Her quilts almost always feature text in a variety of ways and we were all fascinated by both what she writes and her techniques for writing with the sewing machine. Below  you can see Sara rolling up her quilts at the end of the evening.


Below you can see a quilt made for Linus and Anne’s pieced batik wall hanging started in our Jan Hassard workshop.IMG_8619



April Speaker Mary Gamester

26 04 2016

Mary was an inspiring speaker and her talk about her life and the trip she made to India and the work that came from it was much enjoyed. The images below show city and guild work, fabric transfer paint, embroidery and some intricate tie dying.

fabric transfer paint c and g 2hand embroidery inspirationwhite embriodery and painted background inspirationintricate tie dye inspiration

Group Quilt

26 04 2016

The photo below is our most recent group quilt, masterminded by Vee from our left over quilters candy and strips of fabric donated by members.  Just needs binding!


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Stuart Hillard Workshop

26 04 2016

Stuart was a hugely popular teacher and the ladies all enjoyed the workshop.  He is a skilled, enthusiastic teacher and we can’t wait to invite him back. You can see some of the quilts made below.  The pattern was called Gracie’s quilt.

results of Stuart Hillards workshop


March meeting with Edwina Mackinnon

3 04 2016

We had a brilliant evening with Edwina with a talk entitled Colour Stories.  She shared her ideas, her quilts and her stories with us for a couple of hours and we were spellbound. As we looked at quilts Edwina had made over the years we absorbed her love of colour and especially the regular use of circles in her work.  For her sushi quilts she had painted her own fabric with big black swirls and she often uses circles in her quilting designs. She used her Pomp and Circumstance quilt to explain how she designs and translates her ideas into quilts and wall hangings. I found it all fascinating. We were all inspired and took away snippets of ideas to use in our own work.

Our usual show and tell produced quite a few unfinished projects that had reached fruition!  You can see Jeanette’s felt embroidered book, Georgina’s black and white quilt, Bryony’s bags and my Amy Butler Frenchy bag.


February meeting with Sue Watters

9 03 2016

We enjoyed an evening listening to Sue talk about Civil War Quilts and enjoyed seeing her quilts and block samples.  Sue is a real enthusiast for the history of these quilts and it was a fascinating insight into life in past times.

We also enjoyed show and tell witha Linus Quilt, book covers and 2 lovely quilts all made by our members.IMG_5599IMG_5597IMG_5612IMG_5613IMG_5608



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