Thursday, 24 September 2009
Quilt shows are always muh more enjoyable if you go with like-minded people, and if you don't have to drive, it makes for a very enjoyable day!
This is a view of the hall - looks great! There are still a few places left on the coach (and the more people who go, the cheaper it will become) so if you would like to join the party, please leave a comment on the blog, or contact me. The coach costs £15.50 at the moment, with entry to the show as an extra charge. Pick up points will be in Lutterworth and Market Harborough. You could be lucky enough to pick up some Christmas presents - what a great idea!
Monday, 21 September 2009
I thought that using non-commercial dyes required lots of equipment and chemicals, but apparently you just need a large pan, a spoon or stick, water, alum and then plant material. Good results can be obtained from onion skins and marigold flowers and for those wanting to really go back to basics, she had some packs of woad seeds on sale.
She brought copies of her book as well as other goodies, which were eagerly snapped up on the night.
Show and Tell was as varied as ever. Stephanie showed a quilt she had made for her daughter. the patchwork Irish Chain was quite straightforward, but it was the cross stitch motifs which took her three years to complete! It was well worth it though, as it's a beautiful quilt.
Stepahnie has made her Flutterwheels challenge of curves and circles into a cushion. It looks stunning.
Carolyn had made some items for the exhibition sales table. Aren't they cute?
Doreen showed this Sudoku quilt made from squares of fabric. Very effective.
Ann treated us to another showing of this wonderful old hexagon quilt. it had been made in the 1920s but still looked fresh and pretty. The planning of the design is clear and beautifully done.
And, last, but not least is Elaine with her piece made at a Pat Deacon workshop called 'Working with irregular shapes'.
What a masterpiece!
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
The show will end on Sunday at 4pm, so please come and collect your quilts then or arrage for someone to do it for you.