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.

Report on A.G.M. 7th March, 2019

The election of the new Programme Secretary and Treasurer took place tonight.

Nicky Griffiths was voted in as Programme Secretary and Mouse Saint voted in as Treasurer.

After the voting we had Show and Tell and Members’ Market.

Here are pictures of the show and Tell –

Daphne made this football themed quilt.

Jenny acquired this quilt top from another group which she helps run.

Mouse Foundation Pieced this quilt over fabric instead of paper. The colours are like very.

Jenny showed us her Memory Quilt which she received for her recent ‘big’ birthday.

She said she will have good memories with the squares.

Sarah showed us 3 of her recent makes. They look good.

Anne made this quilt and offered to put it into the Uttoxeter Show in April but unfortunately she was told it was too big for the show (?). Anne said she was not too happy with the colours.

I did not get any photos of the Members’ Market but there were some good bargains.

Sunday, 31st March.

Region 11 of The Quilters Guild will be holding a Stash Sale. This will take place on 31st March from 10.00am until 2.00pm at Streetly Community Centre, Foley Road East, Sutton Coldfield. B74 3HR.

If you want to sell it is £10.00per table. Free entry for buyers.

Please contact – Eleanor Marsden on 01905453002 or

Helen Clark on 01584872772

Thursday, 7th March

It is the AGM next Thursday. Please try to come along as a new Treasurer and Programme Manager will need a good show of hands for them to be elected to the Committee. Luckily, our Chair, Anne Wildblood, still has another year in place.

There will also be a Members Market, so you might get a good bargain.

Our Chair has asked if you would like a table (no charge), please contact Jenny Latham on 01782 372252 who will book your table. Thank you.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 7th February report

Maggie Palmer was our speaker for tonight and she showed us some lovely quilts and there are some good photos.

Before we show Maggie’s quilts we will see some of our Show and Tell’s.

Marjorie made this quilt from her ‘bits and pieces’ stash. Just lovely.

Val has started early for Christmas with this lovely banner.

Sue’s lovely pieced quilt.

Mandy made this for her Mother.

She also made this wall-hanging for her Mother.

I think this was made by Patricia. Looks great.

Anne is making some Twiddle quilts.

Another Twiddle quilt made by Anne.

That’s all for Show and Tell. Now for Maggie’s quilts.

This is a beautiful hand-pieced and hand-quilted. One of Maggie’s first creations.

Back of quilt.

Machined pieced and machine quilted.

My favourite.

That’s all of Maggie’s quilts.

Hope you enjoyed seeing them.

6th December meeting report

The ladies who attended this meeting appeared to have fun learning how to design their own Hawaiian templates. Thank you so much Paula and well done.

Here are some pictures of Show and Tell before we see some of the templates.

Birdy showed us her wall-hanging. Very colourful.

Sheila has made this lovely quilted Christmas Tree Skirt. Lovely!

Nicky showed us some of her purchases she acquired at the Houston Quilt Show.

More of Nicky’s purchases.

Paula spoke about some of the symbols that make up some of the Hawaiian designs and of her friendship with one of the Island’s foremost Quilters.

Now for some photos of the templates made by members.

This is one of Paula’s own Hawaiian quilts. Inspiring!

We had a lovely surprise from Paula and a couple of her friends from the U3A Ukelele Group. They gave us a rendition of a Hawaiian song and the played Merry Christmas to us.