February is normally a dreary month, but not when John Cole-Morgan is around! He is full of the joy that quilting and life bring, and was so inspirational, both while displaying his quilts and sharing his wisdom.
He is relatively new to quilting, but, like many of us, has found that quilting and the people he meets, bring happiness. He was happy to show his first quilt, which he calls his Fuggly quilt, because he said it is F(antastically) Ugly! I didnt think it was too bad, but this latest quilt shows how far he has come.
He is particulary taken by the wonderful effects which foundation piecing can bring, and here is one of his paper pieced quilts being admired after his talk.
June was bang on with her raffle theme this month!
John was very interested in and appreciative of our show and tell, and helped Vicki to hold things up. First was a display of the braid row of our sew a row.
Lots of people had not only finished their row, but remembered to bring it! It was lovely to see all the colours and combinations.
This quilt was made from a fabric sample book, and has a braid border to add interest.
Ruth made this pretty quilt for Linus, and backed it with fleece for extra snuggle.
Madeline's grandaughter chose this orange peel design for a quilt for herself from the Stuart Hillard book. Its all hand quilted.
The hexagons in this quilt were sewn by the maker's sister, and found after her death. Such a touching use of blocks to remember her by.
Sorry this photo is a bit dark. It's a beautiful stained glass flower.
Jan made this churn dash design for Linus. Thank you, Jan. It's perfect!
These pieces were made at a felting workshop. (John looks puzzled here, but in fact he was awestruck!)
I had been to the Leicester Royal Infirmary to deliver some quilts, and been asked if we could make some wiggly bags. These are small bags to hold the Hickman lines for child chemotherapy patients.
1. Cut a piece of child-friendly fabric approximately 5½” x 8½”.
2. Make a small double hem along the top long edge.
3. Fold RS together and sew round three sides to make a bag. Turn RS out.
4. Cut a piece of ribbon, cord or tape 24” long. Attach to the top of the bag.
If you would like to make a few, please let me have them at the next meeting.