Saturday, 16 October 2010

Quilters' Guild Birthday Party

Every October East Kent members of the Quilters Guild celebrate the Guild's birthday at Aldington Village Hall, a very friendly event where everyone has a great time. We began by making split nine patches for Project Linus quilts Judi and I combined our efforts and completed a quilt top with the help of two friends who pressed and pinned for us. Judi's taken it home for quilting and I'll bind it. I omitted to take a photo but will try to remember to post one later. The quilt shown here was one made earlier and brought in for quilting.

In the afternoon we enjoyed a lovely talk by Dinah Travis who brought in several of her early quilts to show us. Her work covers the whole gamut from traditional to innovative and she is knowledgeable about so many aspects having been involved with the Guild's heritage collection and a teacher of general classes and City and Guilds courses as well as helping to set up the Guild's judging course.

This was followed by the cake and our inimitable raffle - there are always more prizes than people so those who win twice defer collecting a second item then those whose ticket wasn't drawn get to choose and then the second prizewinning ticket holders. I was lucky to get the item I wanted - the clear project bag Judi brought with the Quilt in a Day Kaleidoscope book inside it. As always it was a lovely day and I've noted the date of the next one.

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