Saturday, 1 May 2010

April meeting - Angela Madden

This month's meeting was a talk by the well-known quilter Angela Madden. Angela is well known for her fondness for and skill at Celtic patchwork, but I had no idea how talented she was in so many different areas! She was very generous in showing all her beautiful quilts (I wish I'd got some photos of them!) and also in passing them round so we could see her wonderful quilting and excellent workmanship. She is particularly keen to banish stippling as a quilting technique - or at least, open people's eyes to all the other possible quilting designs. She certainly inspired me to try something new on my next quilt!

Here she is in front of some of the quilts she shared with us.

Here you can get a flavour of the variety of her work.

Her quilts made from photos were fabulous, and very worthy of the prizes she has won with them. Sue, Doreen and Ann are examining the quilts in the hope of picking up some tips. They looked just as fabulous close up as they did from a distance. Lots of people were keen to buy her books, which looked clear and easy to follow.

The show and tell was as varied as ever. Eileen had made this little wall hanging as a present for a new baby.

Ruth had been intrigued by the little bags Jenny Almond showed us last month, and had made several different ones. They're addictive!

She had also finished her little wall hangings from last month too, in a positive and negative design. Lovely.
Bunty had made this Chinese Coins quilt from a jelly roll. A perfect choice of sashing and border colour! Ann had used the same jelly roll to make a completely different quilt! Amazing! Chris (she of the 'wall of shame' with photos of UFOs on it) has finished this lovely top for Project Linus. It really looks good!She also completed this charity quilt made from four quarters of the mystery quilt which we did at Rocheberie Quilters last year. It's hard to realise that each quarter was made independently by a different person!

This is another of Chris's UFOs (she really has a lot of them still!). She bulked out the appliqued centre with scrappy fabrics which play nicely together because they are all blue. The border looks wonderful!This cute child's quilt was made by Di from a panel, but so cleverly!
Tilly had been experimenting with Seminole, and had made this lovely lap quilt.
This quilt is rich and autumnal.
This project bag has been made from leftover blocks. What a clever idea!

This quilt is a log cabin variation. The log cabin block is so versatile, and the different values in this quilt exploit the design to perfection!

Unfortunately, some of the activities we have scheduled have not been as popular as we had hoped and have had to be cancelled. The Patchwork Schoolhouse and Ferret's workshop have both been cancelled due to lack of numbers. However, there are places on a Christmas-themed Schoolhouse on July 17th, and anyone who would like to go is urged to contact Sally directly.

1 comment:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I'm a bit bias...but I love love love the charity quilt made from the 4 corners! It looks amazing!