January 2018

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.

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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.

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December AGM

A brief and to the point AGM, a plethora Show and Tell followed by mulled wine and nibbles.  A wonderful way to end our celebration year. Enjoy the slideshow below.

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Christmas Fun Day

A thoroughly and enjoyable day with various projects being made.  Many thanks for all who helped to make this day a success.

20 Year Celebration Dinner

We had a most enjoyable evening celebrating our 20 year Anniversary.  It was so nice that our four founder members were all present along with a few members who attended the very first meeting.

A delicious meal followed by an entertaining after dinner talk by Jennie Rayment with stories about her travels and quilt making workshops.

There are many photos and slideshows below so please scroll through and enjoy.

Founder Members

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Our Four Founder Members Pauline, Mary, Avril and Lou
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Founder Members with our Chairman Lis

Committe and Members preparing and setting up tables.

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Members enjoying the evening.

 

20 year Celebration Quilt made by members

 

Jennie Rayment show and tell

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More of Jennie’s Storytelling

 

Jennie’s fun ending 

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Stretching a quilt

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.

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Time to remove from the frame.

Finished, quilted and ready for a house guest.

September 4 Meeting

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.

 

Samples for the Christmas Fun Day