8th June – Walton Community Centre

Region 11 is bringing their Exhibition of 40 Shades of Red to Walton Community Centre from 10.00am until 4.00pm. This Exhibition is celebrating 40 years of The Quilters Guild.

There will be a small entrance charge and refreshments will be available.

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6th June Meeting – Speaker tonight is Angela Madden

Angela is a former Occupational Therapist who became interested in Patchwork & Quilting. Angela is well known for her stained glass patchwork creations.

I am sure we will be in for a good night. Hope to see you there.

Report from meeting on 2nd May

We welcomed Dawn Cameron-Dick to our meeting. Dawn spoke at some length about sewing machine needles and threads.

All of us appeared to be very interested in what Dawn had to say especially the SCHMETZ needles new colour system of identifying the right needle for whatever you are sewing. The talk on threads was also very interesting with Dawn detailing the best threads for different fabrics and how quality thread was best.

Before pictures of Dawn here are some Show and Tell quilts made by some of our members.

Daphne has made this quilt for her nephew for Christmas.

Marjorie said she started this quilt some time ago and has now finished it.

This is Wilbur made by Mouse. I think nearly everybody fell in love with him.

Another few of Mouse’s makes. All beautiful!

These two quilts have been hand pieced and hand quilted. So lovely and made with much patience.

Now for some pictures of Dawn giving her talk –

These two pictures show needles in some detail.

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This board shows some details about thread.

Dawn also showed us the SCHMETZ app which can be used with smart phones. Very useful indeed and extremely helpful when purchasing sewing machine needles and thread.

Thank you for a very interesting and informative meeting, Dawn.

Report from 4th April

Our Speaker tonight was Lucy Brennan who is well known to those of us who follow The Sewing Quarter programme. Lucy told us about how she became interested in writing her own blog Charm About You after she started reading other blogs to do with patchwork and quilting. Lucy works for Janome so does not have the same time to appear on The Sewing Quarter. Lucy gave an interesting talk with some lovely quilts. Lucy has become more interested in the design of quilts now and has published in the various magazines dedicated to patchwork and quilting.

Some of the quilts Lucy shared with us will be shown later in this blog but some Show and Tell quilts.

This is a quilt Val has made following her time at the Quilt Retreat that Jane of The Corner Patch held last June.This is a second quilt Val managed to make out of blocks made at the Retreat. Val has been very busy!

Angela showed us this lovely quilt she made.

Mandy made this lovely EPP quilt for herself.

Mouse showed us her lovely lilac/purple quilt made by her.

Now for some of Lucy’s creations.

Lucy made this quilt for her son which she designed herself.

Another lovely quilt. Love the feathers.

Some smaller pieces designed and made by Lucy.

This is quite a stunning design by Lucy. This is the back of the quiltAnother stunning design by Lucy using the Pineapple Block.This will soon be seen by those of us who subscribe to the latest Patchwork magazines.

Thank you to Lucy for a very interesting talk and showing us your lovely creations. We were lucky you came to us.

Thursday, 4th April

Lucy Brennan is our Speaker for tonight. Lucy is well-known to viewers of The Sewing Quarter where she spent some time demonstrating her quilting techniques. She left The Sewing Quarter at the end of December, 2018 to start a full-time job with Janome.

Lucy also won an award at the trade show of CHSI in February, 2019.

Lucy’s talk should be interesting! Please come along to meet her.

*** Reminder – Carolyn Gibbs Workshop on 27th April. Don’t forget to put your name down.

Malvern Quilt Show – monies can be paid on 4th April.