|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.
|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.|