July Meeting Jim Gaffney on the silk route

11 07 2013

We enjoyed a fascinating talk with images from Jim on his recent ‘gap year’ trip on the silk route.  He showed us a wide range of textiles and garments that he and his wife Diane had sourced along the route.  Everyone was completely absorbed by the talk and the only chatter came as fabric was passed around the room and quality and techniques were discussed!  If you haven’t heard Jim talk then you should definitely book him or visit his shop Textile Traders in Bishop’s Castle.  Website is here:



We had a male visitor at our meeting who tried on one of Jim’s hats!IMG_5577 IMG_5579 (2)


Show and Tell July 2013

11 07 2013

Last night we saw a couple of finished quilts. The first used our block of the month as a starting point.  The second is a gift for a son and wife to be and uses a simple block design enhanced by the lovely fabrics.  It is off to Germany and features hearts and roses from England!

IMG_5576 (2) cropped IMG_5586

Block of the Month Quilt along

10 07 2013

Last year Jeanette organised a block of the month quiltalong with 9 blocks.  The top below is made by one of our members, Sue.  If you would like to make any of the blocks or the whole quilt, the instructions can be found by clicking BOM on the home page of this website.



Pojagi patchwork finished and framed!

10 07 2013

Pojagi patchwork finished and framed!

I’ve completed several of these small pieces following the evening with Edwina Mackinnon. This floating frame is a particularly good way to display them.