We began the New Year and evening with a very inspiring and informative talk from Jill Rose Brennan. Jill is a talented Quilter and seamtress and shared with us her sewing experiences since childhood. The samples of quilts and wallhanging Jill brought with her varied from vintage to up to date items created in her studio.
We started the evening with a show and tell of a few sashes that we are making for our Quilt show later this year. Many thanks for bringing them along ladies.
We then enjoyed Jill’s talk and exhibits. I hope you enjoy the slide show.
Earlier in the summer a few of our members helped to stretch a large quilt on a quilting frame. It was something that none of them had done before. They had an eventful day filled with fun, laughter and a delicious lunch of Amercan Hot Chicken Salad.
Enjoy the photos……… *click on any photo to enlarge.
Putting together the frame.
Pinning the backing to the frame.
Pinning the layers together and then tacking ready for quilting.
We had a varied and busy evening this month with Pauline showing us how to make bias binding from a square of fabric, Glenis showing us her sash which is a great idea for our Quilt show next year (more details in the members area). We also had the samples on display for our Christmas Fun Day on 4 November which is being held at Westbourne again this year.
Then of course the monthly raffle, many thanks Marion and Anne some lovely prizes to be won yet again.
Finally, many, many thanks to Lesley one of our very talented and experienced members for bringing along her collection of vintage quilts for us to admire this evening. Lesley is also very keen on applique and showed her own beautiful quilts that were mainly all hand quilted along with the vintage ones with several tales to tell about how she aquired some of them.