Sunday, 19 July 2015

Heather Jacks evening

In July we were thrilled to be able to welcome The Great British Sewing Bee winner 2014 Heather Jacks. She gave a very entertaining talk about her experiences during the television series, and gave us behind the scenes information.  She brought along several garments she had made, and shared the secrets of their inspiration and construction.  It was a lovely evening, with quite a few visitors joining us.  

Here is Heather (on the right) after her talk.  I didn't manage to get any shots of her work, as people were crowded round it! 

June had a fun summer raffle, with more sunbathers relaxing on towels. 

They look as if they're tanned enough to me! 

There was plenty of show and tell, given that the summer weather usually encourages people to spend more time in their gardens than at their sewing machines. 

Here is one of the quilts made at the Christine Porter workshop.  Great colour choices. 

He are the fruits of another workshop, this time with Colourisious. The centre piece is the intended one, with the other two made from the wiping up cloths!  How clever is that! 

This quilt is from yet another workshop!  It's the sample piece from a workshop on using the different feet on your machine.  This sounds to me like workshop we could have at Piecemakers - I for one would be interested in that. 

A fabulous baby quilt, so bright, colourful and educational. 

And here is the back! 

Japanese folded patchwork made by Ann for a guesthouse called Shepherd's Rest, and the little patterned squares actually have sheep on. Perfect. 

One of Chris's relatives said, 'if you ever have a spare quilt, I'd like one.'  Well, you can't let a request like that go by!  This fabulous design is by Keepsake Quilting, and will certainly delight. 

Another Japanese folded patchwork quilt.  Very different, but equally gorgeous. 

Jan made this bag from a pattern in one of the British patchwork magazines.  Looks very useful. 

Another Christine Porter quilt, this time in subtle colours.  Lovely. 
Piecemakers don't meet in August, so I hope everyone has a great summer, and finds time to finish their quilts from the exhibition, and carry on with their challenge items for our fifteenth anniversary in October. 

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