Wednesday, 23 February 2011


On Monday
 we had a Speaker at our meeting.  Jean Phillips came along with her vast array of Quilts.  She has won prizes at major quilt shows in the UK and teaches workshops two or three times a week.    She 'blamed' her sister for getting her started.  Once she had made her first quilt she was hooked and now has a huge stash.

This monster won first prize at Sandown Quilt Show.  We were all amazed at the amount of work she produces and thoroughly enjoyed her visit.

Next month we have another Speaker for the morning.  Jane Brenchley will be coming  to talk to us about 'Rocky and his Miniature Quilts.'
She has also asked that people attending bring a hand sewing kit and a small piece of felt measuring approximatley 18 inches.

In April we are having a Catch-Up and Pot Luck Lunch Day.  We are hoping that members and visitors alike will bring along their unfinished projects.  Everyone is asked to bring a small dish of food which will be shared along with all the others.  This will be a good social occasion and everyone is welcome.

Saturday, 5 February 2011


We had quite
 a busy day at our January meeting, making up for the one we missed in December because of the snowy weather.  Sheila gave us a workshop on making the quilt in the photograph above.  The meeting was well attended and nearly everyone joined in with the workshop.  The one in the photograph is one made by Sheila using her own hand dyed fabrics.  Its amazing what great effects can be made with strips.

These are the little quilts made for the 'Christmas Card' challenge.  The challenge was to make a small quilt using a Christmas card as inspiration.  They were all beautifully made and members present voted for the one they liked the best .  The winner was Annette Hartley who made the little Reindeer quilt.

 This month our meeting is on 21st February and we have a speaker for that day.- Jean Phillips.  Jean lives in the Poole area and she will be coming to show and talk about her work as a Quilter.  As usual the Meeting is open to Visitors as well as Members.  Jean is a prolific quilter and has won awards at some of the Major Quilt Shows in the UK.  She also runs classes at her home on several days a week.  I am sure it will be an interesting and informative meeting.