Here she is with one of her quilts. Her talk was about how to use travel as an inspiration for your work, and while her main presentation was by PowerPoint, she had brought the quilts with her, so we could see and enjoy them in actuality.m
Her use of colour was inspiring, as was her sharing the process of designing her quilts, from initial idea, through drawings, paint and fabric choices. Fascinating.
June was able to come and stay for the speaker, and her raffle theme was The Village Green. A very appropriate subject for this time of year. The prizes were green fabric, floral fabric and toning thread.
Shoes and tell started with Linus quilts. Jan is a master of using up scraps, and this one is bright and cheerful.
This is another of Jan's, linked by the brown crosses.
Di had been very busy making some gorgeous prem baby quilts. Here is a blue one and a green and yellow one, both with the cute teddy motif in the middle.
Here are two pink ones. I can't decide which one I like the most!
Edith is making a blue quilt, and found she had quite a bit left over. How kind of her to make the excess fabric into this classic blue and cream Linus quilt! You can't go wrong with blue and cream.
Chris has made this dog quilt for a dog! She cut the dogs using an Accuquilt cutter and was delighted at how quickly it came together. Let's hope the recipient appreciates it!
This is Di's king sized quilt for a relative. The blocks are log cabin, arranged in the barn raising design. Stunning!
This is a first quilt! (I wish my first quilt looked like this!) It's for a very lucky grandchild. Great colours.
This tour de force was made by Hazel. It's called Heirloom, and it certainly deserves to be one. The border is a flock of butterflies, which sets the design off beautifully.
This quilt is an example of what we will be making at the next meeting in June. It's a Stuart Hillard design, and great for using up scraps. We'll be using donated fabric to make blocks like this for Project Linus. If you want to take part, bring a sewing machine, rotary cutter, mat and ruler (if you have a square ruler more than 10.5" it would be useful) between two people and get ready to sew!