Thursday, September, 5th.

Lis Binns is our Speaker for tonight and the title of her talk is ‘What to do When it All Goes Wrong’.

Lis has been a sewer all her life and started patchwork and quilting in 2006. She has been teaching since 2013.

Please try to come along to hear this interesting sounding talk.

Report from 4th July Meeting

Sorry this is a bit late but between family visiting from abroad and a bad virus, I apologise for lateness.

Roxanne from Hannah’s Room was our Speaker for this month. Hannah’s Room specialises in Batik fabrics and is UK’s leading batik specialist since 1999. They only stock Indonesian Batik fabrics.

Roxanne began talk with a short film showing some aspects of how the fabric is made. This was very interesting. She went on to speak at some length about the fabric and showed some examples of her work of her own design from Batiks.

Before I show photographs of the examples here are some from our own Show and Tell.

D has made this bag from strips of batik which she purchased at Malvern Show.

Sheila has made these two lovely bags.

This quilt was made by Janet from The Corner Patch.

Chris Franses made this lovely quilt which will be raffled on behalf of Autistic Society and will be raffled at a show in November at Eccleshall Church. Tickets will be available on the day and can also be purchased at The Corner Patch.

Now for some photos of a Roxanne’s work.

There were a few other examples but the talk was so interesting I forgot to take any more photos.

Thank you Roxanne for a most interesting and informative talk. It was super.

Next is a photo a Margaret and Cath at their table selling magazines for good causes.

6th June meeting – Speaker Angela Madden

Angela Madden was our Speaker for the evening. Angela specialises in Celtic designs. Her talk was about how she got started in Celtic design. Angela has written and published several books on the subject. Her designs were shown to great effect with all of the quilts and other items which she showed us. Some photos will be shown later in this report.

Show and Tell photos, now.

Janet, the new owner of The Corner Patch brought her Guards quilt to show us. Lovely design.

Mouse made this lovely quilt.

Mouse is into hedgehogs now and made this wall hanging.

This hedgehog which Mouse has made is gorgeous!

Marjorie has made this lovely quilt. Doesn’t it look lovely?

Now for photos of Angela’s creations.

Angela then showed us her latest creations. She used photos of her family to illustrate.

This is a photo of Angela’s father.

As you can see, some wonderful creations designed by Angela.

A most lovely evening was appreciated by all

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.