June 2019

Our speaker this month was Catherine Lawes and the title of her talk was From Here to There and Back Again.  Catherine held a workshop during the day on layered landscapes.  Below are some photos of Catherine with her work and also some of our members at the workshop along with some of their pieces.











Malvern Quilt Show May 2019

Congratulations to Natalie Taylor on her success at the quilt show at Malvern.  Natalie won first in Small Wallhanging with Rice and Fizz and the Judges’ Merit in the Bed Quilt category.  The bed quilt was titled Jody’s DNA Quilt and was made by Natalie Taylor and computer guided longarm quilted by Frances Meredith.  Below are pictures of the quilts and a picture of Natalie receiving her prize.

May 2019

Our speaker this month was Janet Twinn and the title of her talk was From Canvas to Calico.  Janet spoke about how she started out as an artist using painting on canvas to making her quilts today.  Below are some photos of Janet’s work.









April 2019

Our speaker this month was Anne Hellyer.

Anne started her day with us by holding a workshop during the day entitled set the town alight where she showed members how to create one of her stitched houses.   In the evening Anne gave a talk entitled how did I get here.  Anne spoke about how she started out on her process of creating and shared lots of her tips with us.  Below are a couple of photographs of her work.  The cushion shows the fishing village of Beer in Devon and the other photograph of some more of Anne’s work shows a backdrop of London.


March 2019

Our speaker this month was Linda Seward.

Linda held a workshop during the day on how to make a fiddle quilt.  Fiddle quilts are an aid for people with dementia.  Below are pictures of some of our members busy at work on their fiddle quilts.

In the evening Linda gave a talk entitled Ultimate Quilt Artists.  Linda spoke about her book The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting and showed some of the images of quilts from the book that had been made by various artists.  Below is a picture of Linda and some of her quilts.









Some of our members at Linda’s workshop








February 2019

Ann Griffiths was our speaker this month and the title of her talk was Stories in Stitch.  Ann spoke to us about the panels she had created based on the story Alice in Wonderland.  Below are some photos of her work.

November 2018

Penny Armitage was our speaker this month and the title of her talk was From Kuwait to Exmoor.  Below are some photos of Penny’s work.



October 2018

The Chairman’s challenge pieces were revealed at this month’s meeting so head on over to the challenge page to see the photos.


Some of our members’ work from the September show and tell


September 2018

Jan Tillett was our speaker this month.  Jan also held a workshop the following day and here are some photos.

Jan showed us some of the ways to use soluble film and fabric and here are a few we’re sharing with you:



We all liked this postcard so Jan showed us how to make ferns – very clever and no solubles needed







And finally some of the results.  The last picture shows the stitched baskets drying over bowls to shape them.


These cushions have been made for the new St Peter’s Hospice Garden Rooms when they open later this year.  Some of them were entered into the West Country Quilt & Textile Show at the end of August and the three cushions at the front won rosettes.  Congratulations to Theresa Horne, Monica Jarritt and Pat Kirston


These cushion covers were made so that there are spares for when the other covers are being washed.




Bristol Museum Visit

On Saturday 25 August 2018, a few members were at Bristol Museum as part of the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize exhibition.  We had an area set aside where we could display some quilts and cushions and also where we could sit and sew.  We had a lot of people come and talk to us about our work and several said they were inspired to pick up their sewing needle again.  Below are some pictures from the day.











Some of our members’ work from the July show and tell

July 2018

Our speaker this month was Judith Barker who spoke to us about folk art.  Below are some pictures of her collection.











Quilting Bee

On Tuesday 19 June 2018, five of us took ourselves off to the American Museum to take part in their weekly Quilting Bee.  We had a table in the cafe, so unlimited access to tea and coffee and good light!  We sat and stitched and chatted for about an hour when a coach party of ladies arrived who were a quilt group from Wales.  They were a delightful group and showed great interest in our work and talked about what they were working on.  We had several ladies come over and talk about quilting throughout the day.  A good day was had by all.  Some photos below.


On Sunday the 10 June 2018, we held an afternoon of sewing followed by a cream tea at Berwick Lodge.  We are making some cushions to donate to St Peter’s Hospice to go in their Garden Rooms, which will be part of their new building.  Below are some photos from the afternoon, and despite the fact that some of us put cream on our scones first and some put the jam first we all had a great afternoon!




Some of our members’ show and tell from the June meeting



June 2018

Our speaker this month was Alice Fox who gave us a talk on experimental stitch with coastal perspective.  Here are some samples of her work.








Alice also held a workshop on the same day.  Here are some photos of the day.

Members eagerly awaiting the start of a fun day.

Here are some samples of their day’s work – hope you all had a great day.

Malvern Spring Quilt Show 2018

And the winners are…..

Congratulations to three of our members who were successful at this year’s Malvern Quilt Show.

Kathy Eagle took first place for Best Use of Colour and what about the wonderful piecing!

Frances Meredith won three awards for her Dear Jane quilt which is hand appliqued and hand pieced using English Paper Piecing.  It is quilted using freehand and ruler techniques on her longarm quilting machine.  The quilt is inspired by the 150th Anniversary Dear Jane quilt display in Nantes, France in April 2013 and from the book “Dear Jane” by Brenda Papdakis.

Natalie Taylor won first prize and the May Clarke Memorial Cup for her beautiful African quilt which was made to help her friends who regularly raise funds for the UFoundation who support community projects in rural Zambia

May 2018
Our speaker in May was Anja Townrow.  She gave us a talk on her quilts and  brought several along to show us.

Some of our members’ show and tell from the May meeting

April 2018

Angie Hughes was our speaker for the April 2018 meeting and she showed us a range of her beautiful work.  Here is a selection.

16 members attended Angie’s workshop and here they are hard at work along with their works in progress.  Hopefully we’ll be showing you some of the finished pieces soon.








Some of our member’s work

Autumn bargello quilt by Gill Jones

Quilts by Mary-Jane Hutchinson

These pieces are produced by Diane Bell








Jo Clymo