Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Pin Cushion Party

After a really great day out on a visit to the National Quilt Championships at Malvern on Sunday, everyone arrived bright and early ( well some not so bright and some definitely not so early!!) to set up for our Pincushion Party.

There were about 25 different patterns to choose from
A Pretty Pumpkin shape

A Matryoshka Doll

 There was a very useful pincushion tidy that you could use near your sewing machine or on the arm of your chair
Handy tool

 And a positive plethora of mice 

Aren't they cute?
 And a flock of owls

does two count as a flock?
 Then there was rather  lot of this!!

Scrumptious Bring and Share lunch
 And the results of the day looked something like this!

lovely selection

Those mice having their own feast!

Tins and bags and pots

Ascot would be proud of these

Such a pretty china dish

and a lovely embroidered cushion in a china soup bowl
Not a bad turn out
 It's funny though, a little pincushion should have taken maybe a couple of hours, and most of these took ALL DAY!!!

 Angie is working on a pretty pink quilt, and we will see more of this later.

Maybe these girls can't stand the pace, as we were packed up and home quite early!  Too much shopping yesterday ladies!!

Next Monday (May 27th) is a Bank Holiday, so we will not meet on that day, but Wednesday meeting will be as normal.

Please read the notice board and note that ALL LIBRARY BOOKS are to be returned to group after TWO WEEKS .  Thank you

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

After the Delay

Sorry Ladies, missed posting for a couple of weeks, but the Chancellor needed my end of year account (we are no longer in recession, you can thank me later!)

Right -

Helen Spence came to this evenings meeting to share her "6 Tricks with Triangles" demonstration.

Like a Lamb to the Slaughter!

 It doesn't look like she's bothered though
Because they had all had the warning to behave!!
Picture of innocence!

 We started with Somerset Folded Patchwork

A 3D flower

And then we had 3D Flying Geese ( sometimes called "one seam Flying Geese") 

And continuous Prairie Points, which everyone was amazed at.

Helen also showed us another way to set blocks on point, or A Square in A Square, without cutting triangles!

Everyone had a chance to have a go at these methods, and minds are whirring with ideas.

A Good Evening, 
Thank you Helen!

Here are some photos taken over the last couple of weeks

Elizabeth is making a Winnie the Pooh quilt

this is lovely

Jackie has made a Harry Potter cushion, very effective (and a bit scary!)

A great use of a geometric print
Is he a baddie?
Hayley has finished this years first Christmas project. So sweet

love the stripy print

Eileen has started another marathon quilt, with lots of appliqué. Looking good Eileen

Dainty lady

At first glance, I thought this was a Dresden Plate, but its an arrangements of hearts.

Ena has a project on the go, this looks like a lot of work Ena. And there is a pic of another couple of starts that Christine & Chris are working on. More of these to follow,
And last but not least    
What a beauty

it has taken 14 years for her to finish this
Well done Angela it is fabulous
Will have pride of place at our Exhibition in September.
(and not a bit of crimpelene in sight!)

Don't forget its our Pincushion Party on Monday (all day)
Bring and Share lunch
Bring a bags of fabrics, stuffing and a note book


The bus leaves Higham Market Square at
8.00 am (in the morning!!) 
 for our trip to Malvern Quilt Championships

Bring --- your breakfast!!