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