Tuesday, 30 March 2010


Last Friday four of us travelled to Exeter to the Spring Quilt Show where there was an exhibition of work by South West Quilters.  The first photograph is of Dell Whitfield with her American Feed Sack Quilt.  It is always a pleasant excitement to come upon a piece of work by a friend or yourself at these big Quilt Shows.  The other two quilts that were on show were made by Mary Watson.  Another of our members.  Well done girls!!  There were some very interesting quilts on Show there .  My famous last words on getting out of the Coach was ' I am not going to buy anymore fabric!!'  Needless to say I fell by the wayside! and of course I bought books as well!! 

Tuesday, 16 March 2010


It was our usual meeting this Monday - a sit and sew day - plus a workshop given by one of our members, Sheila Lloyd, on piecing the American Beauty block.  I found this quite labour intensive.  The templates had to be drawn on to iron-on vilene and then ironed to the fabric and stitched around the drawn lines. There are four components to the block, each one executed in a different fabric.  We needed a selection of light, medium and dark fabrics.  The photographs show Sheila's samples that she had prepared prior to the meeting.  The morning seemed to fly by as we were all so industrious - some doing their own projects and some  working with Sheila. 

Next month we have Christine Restall coming to talk to us about her Quilting Journey  - something we all are looking forward to very much.