Book Covers and bags – BQ Workshop

14 02 2014

A great day learning a new technique! Book covers by Sue G (chickens), Sue H (hare) and Jill (birdhouse).

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Table hopping February meeting

14 02 2014

On a wild and windy night, those of us organising the demonstrations were surprised and delighted to see so many members turn out to enjoy meeting up with their friends and to learn some new techniques.  Vee demonstrated a 10 minute tablerunner and we know she can do it because we timed it!  Jeanette showed us a wonly log cabin block that turned into a beautiful cushion cover and Georgina demonstrated a range of paper pieced quilt labels as her pet hate is unlabelled quilts!

I worked on Japanese folded squares.  one of our members who died in 2012 left a half completed project made using some lovely squares in red, cream and green and together we worked on finishing the project to raffle for charity.  We have a lot of new members, some of whom are quite new to quilting and so many of them had not seen this technique before and they were amazed by the simplicity of the making and how nice the finished project looks.

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January 2014 – a month of finishing projects

2 02 2014

 

 

For me, January has been a month of finishing projects.  Some of them have been cushions (see below) and tablet cases and the photo detail is of the dazzling diamonds that we made in a workshop with Jan Hassard last year.  Many members have finished theirs but I have only just started quilting mine and it is a great feeling to have this on the way to being finished.  Now February is here and I have just started layering an Oakshott throw which i pieced at least 2 years ago.  I read a blog last week that suggested just having a couple of projects on the go at one time – now that really would be a chaIMG_8849llenge for me to have a go at!!
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