Sunday, 24 April 2011
At the Guild AGM there was a room given over to the Linus project and I spent Friday morning there and started on a set of squares. It gradually dawned that they were NOT all cut to the same size so this is not a masterpiece. At home I did some trimming and concentrated on getting the beginnings and endings of rows in the same place and not stressing about the other seams. I also lost the correct sequence at some point and because the pale fabric had directional trees I felt resewing would be too much. However whilst I was counting this as a completed top I don't think 36" is wide enough so I shall add a border..
Saturday, 23 April 2011
|Marion's tessellated quilt|
Thursday, 21 April 2011
|Bluebells peeping forth|
|City Centre cherry tree|
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
|Valerie's latest block|
|Marion's latest project|
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
|B/W Gala Dinner|
|Gallery - here, Susan Denton|
|Redwork sample in class|
|Lecture - early quilts by Pauline Burbidge (L) and Michael James (R)|
|Campus with Cathedral in the distance|
I went to the Quilters' Guild www.quiltersguild.org.uk/ Conference in Exeter this weekend and had a great time. The scenery I drove through was wonderful especially when Stonehenge loomed into view. Joen Wolfrom http://www.joenwolfrom.com/ was the guest after dinner speaker and was startled to find herself standing to speak at 10pm. I attended a wonderfully thorough class with her on Sunday and have come home enthused and eager to try out colour concepts.
I also went to a half day redwork class where Jeanne Stetson, http://www.swq.org.uk/articles/200908amyemms.php the tutor, had designed a project with a West Country theme, a famous Dartmoor landmark though I opted for apples.
One of the best things was a talk on the history of the Guild by Jenny Hutchison of Strawberry Fayre http://www.strawberryfayre.co.uk/ and founder member, not a promising subject but so many memories of past times we all remember, gentle humour and some wonderful quilts including two by early givers of classes, Michael James and Pauline Burbidge stll prominent today. Photos brought home how we pass from youth to maturity and then age.
The traders were well chosen. Cowslip Workshops fabrics were to die for and I bought two books from the Home Workshop, Two for One Jelly Roll quilts http://www.quiltroom.co.uk/acatalog/The_Quilt_Room_Books.html
and Bonny Hunter's Scraps and Shirttails Quilts II. http://quiltvil.startlogic.com/store/page5.html
Now I'm putting everything away but plan to finish the Linus sewing I brought home with me as soon as possible and to apply colour theory to the next bag I make for our Quay Show, starting small!