Thursday, 22 September 2016

September meeting

I think everyone was glad to be 'back to normal' as the hall was full last night, and we had a few visitors too.  They had a lovely evening, as there were goodies to buy, techniques to learn and inspiration and laughter given by our speaker, Sue Kershaw. 

Here she is, looking a bit self conscious. She certainly wasn't self conscious while speaking as both her words and quilts were excellent.  Everyone enjoyed the evening very much. 

And here she is demonstrating her easy, no hand sew piped binding technique.  It looked very nifty, and what's more, she was selling piped fabric by the metre so you didn't even have to make your own! 

She and her husband brought lots of goodies for us to buy.  There seemed to be quite a bit of interest in them! 

The raffle was suitably Autumn themed, with richly coloured fabrics, fallen leaves and a little broom to sweep them up or take a flight on, as you wish. 
The show and tell was very good.  Some people have been sewing rather than lazing in the garden! 

This is a Linus quilt made by me using up some hexies I made from an article by Micky Dupree.  I was never going to make a whole quilt of them and was delighted to use them up! 

This beauty should be seen in close up.  The circles are all hand sewn seeded shapes.  Gorgeous! 

This space themed quilt looks fabulous.  I love the alternate purple and lilac squares. 

This is a simple rail fence made by Julie and finished for Linus by Paula.  Very effective. 

Another Linus made by Paula from scraps.  Very colourful. 

Here are some fiddle cushions on their way to the Sutton in the Elms Care Home. 

Denise had been on a workshop and produced these little pieces, 

And this beautiful larger quilt.  It was completely pieced, nut bonded at all!  I love the foreground and the rich colours. 

A very large quilt, in lovely fabrics. 

Gill made this quilt while she was off her feet for a while.  It's beautiful. 

This is Asians Grand Illusion, a design by Bonnie Hunter.  She knew it was going to be big, but not quite that big! 

This is another quilt which needs closer study.  The elephants are beaded and sequinned, and the colours of the quilt all tie together.  Stunning. 

And here is a picture of a quilt which didn't actually make it to show and tell.  It was made by member Olive Millichip, entered into the FOQ and won a Highly Commended ribbon!  Well done Olive, and we look forward to admiring it in the flesh soon.