Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Traditional Quilt Group retreat in Lincolnshire

The new TQG banner

I've just got back from a super retreat with the TQG a specialist group of the Quilters' Guild. We had a choice of three tutors. I straightaway knew I wanted to do "Success with Stripes" with  Carolyn Gibbs. Lynne Edwards' "Patchwork in Perspective" was very popular but I have already done this and have the cushion to prove it. For the hand applique fans there was a rare chance to study with Shirley Bloomfield and produce exquisite but time consuming pieces. I think all attendees were happy with their choices and the chance to do one and a half longer days (9am to 5pm on Saturday and three and a half hours more on Sunday.) In addition we heard two super talks from Lynne the first evening and Carolyn on Saturday.
Lynne's students

Carolyn's class: I'm on the far left of picture

And Shirley's students with robins

On the drive there I stopped at Woolthorpe Manor where Isaac Newton was born in 1642 and grew up and where in his early twenties he developed his theory of gravity inspired by an apple falling from a tree.
Where Isaac grew up and where he returned in  the Plague Years
of 1665-6 and experienced the most creative period of his life.

The tree. It blew over in a storm but the remained rooted and grew up again.

The house, that of a yeoman farmer.


Julie Fukuda said...

You have strings of such wonderful opportunities.

Quayquilter said...

I know I'm very lucky. I'm grasping opportunities while I still can.