Friday, 17 February 2017

February Meeting

The first meeting of 2017 was certainly a popular one with the hall bursting at the seams.

The speaker was Carolyn Forster, who gave us a very entertaining talk about her quilting journey so far. It was fascinating to see how her methods and quilts have developed over the years.
Here is her very first quilt 'attempt' that she made as part of her gold Duke of Edinburgh award many years ago using Laura Ashley fabrics! 

And this gorgeous quilt she taught as a class.


It was interesting to see how different the quilts were when she used hexagons.

And her different techniques to quilting, like these big stitches.

Thursday was Carolyn's quilt as you go workshop. Thanks for the photos Di, it looks like a good day was had by all.



After tea break we had the raffle. Here's June and another wonderful display, with pots of porridge for  cold winter mornings!

And as it was such a busy meeting we had lots of great show and tell to end the night.

Here's a different take on a Dresden Plate.


A couple of lovely ' help for heroes quilts' where people were asked to use red, white and blue.

A gorgeous Puffin

Paula informed us she loved making the gingerbread men for Linus and can't wait until Lynda asks her to make some more...

A lovely quilt made for a special birthday.


Some cute sheep

A finished 'Starry Starry Night' in pinks


The colours on this quilt really make it stand out...

                                            But the back is just as stunning. Love the green.
 And here's a few quilts made after being inspired by last years linus evening. All made from scraps of left over material.

And last but not least this beautiful quilt finished after a workshop last year.


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