As promised my "Into the Woods" 24" quilt was returned to me retired from a Traditional Quilt Group suitcase collection. I am pleased to see it again as I wanted to check out the quilting pattern I used. My "tree" was prompted by a very good workshop with Helen Howes.
Thursday, 1 September 2022
A long term NWR Book Group member is moving away to be nearer family. She also has done the NWR treasurer's job for many years so a farewell lunch was in order plus a glass of prosecco plus a gift. These were thoughtfully chosen - tasteful china mugs with Cathdral and Chaucer scenes on them, other items and a cushion made by me.
|I should really have liked to crop this and brighten slightly but none of my picture programmes seem to allow this including Microsoft photo viewer my former go to.|
One of our scientific members was intrigued and possibly mystified by my description of how it was made.
Monday, 29 August 2022
We had an enjoyable trip to Deal with a walk along the seafront, a location often used for Jane Austen dramas and the like.
It was quite breezy so a trip to the Phoenix Quilters' show was in order. An early C19th quilt was on display made by a local woman, Sarah Buddle (born in 1836) along with two other girls. I include the explanatory text. Click on the image to enlarge if interested.
|Jack's Chain Quilt by Liz Hicks|
|Sue Clayton's New York Beauty|
|My husband thought this was a very balanced graphic quilt.|
|Maggie Pitt: Summer Scrappy Flowers (detail)|
Tuesday, 23 August 2022
Louise Jessup: " Northern Lights - Ribbons of Lights"
This is a three dimensional piece and Louise definitely is a textile artist rather than a quilt maker.
Her works exploit colour and texture.
Liz Coleman: Bali Garden Detail of Bali Garden
Oast members were well represented at the show and several of them helped as angels and stewards.
|Louise Jessup "Just Chillin'"|
|Janet Bevan "African Kells"|
|Penny Jeffries Tiger and Tulips|
Monday, 22 August 2022
I love to see quilts made by friends and people I know hanging at FOQ especially the work I've seen in the making.
|This is Belinda's "Green Tea and Sweet Beans"|
|Tansy's "Allbrook Hill" quilted by Maggie Breakspear, Lea Priory Quilting.|
Friday, 19 August 2022
Tuesday, 26 July 2022
The only award was for Visitors' Choice and for me this was a toss up between two of Maggie's: Bees n' Flowers and her Shimmer Quilt but in the end I opted for the Shimmer Quilt which I just love.
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get a glimpse of
Maggie's longarm quilting and her hand
|I believev this pattern is known as Star Rose|
|I admired the top on her wall for a long time so it's lovely to see it finished|
Coincidentally Maggie voted my Give & Take much to my amazement though neither of us do that thing of voting for friends. These were our genuine choices!
|Give & Take|
|I tried to capture the Cafe Walls illusion in my "Frieda's Cafe Curtains" quilt by taking a picture from a distance|