Maggie Relph arrived to talk about her love of African fabrics to a packed audience at Walton Community Centre. She had brought with her a huge range of fabrics from many different areas and periods, talking through how the fabric and printing industry in Africa has grown and evolved and the influence of European and Indonesian printing and dyeing methods on the patterns and colours to be found in African fabrics over the years.
Next month’s meeting is on Thursday October 5th when Lizzie Wall be talking about Chickens and Other Layers.
The Sunday Sew Day on October 8th has had to be cancelled as too few people had booked to come.
Although the September meeting was well attended very few items came in for Show and Tell. Jane from The Corner Patch brought a quilt that the Friday Sewing Group had made as a raffle quilt (tickets available from the shop) while a new member (whose name I fear is illegible in my notes) brought along two ‘first quilts’ to show us.