Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Janet McCallum Monday's Meeting.

 Just a glimpse of Janet's lovely work.  More pictures can be found at
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Wednesday, 13 November 2013


This month we have Janet McCallum coming to give us a talk and slide presentation of her work, entitled 'Quilts and Commissions'.  Janet is a well known Designer and Art Quilter who lives in North Dorset.  As she works mainly to commission most of her creations have been sold but she has a photographic record of them which she shares during her Talk.  We are looking forward very much to
her being with us and hope that you will too.  The meeting is open to both Members and Visitors.
In case you would like to learn a little bit more about Janet her website is

Sunday, 15 September 2013


The Hardy Quilters Annual General Meeting takes place on Monday 16th September 2013 at 10.30 a.m. at Osmington Village Hall, Shortlake Lane, Osmington, Nr. Weymouth. DT3 6EF.

After the Meeting there will be presentations and displays of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles Suitcase Collections.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013


Ruth Brinsden

Del Whitfield

Maureen Rhodes

Alison White

Ann Jones

Left :
Right: Ingrid Ellis

Kate Dowty

Kate Dowty

Del Whitfield

Jenny Greenwood

Sue Warwick

Christmas Challenges

Workshop Results!

Liz Drake

Quilt Liz Drake.  Coat

Sheila Lloyd

Sheila Lloyd
The Exhibition was a great success and we were kept busy all day.  Thank you to everyone who came to support us.  We are on our Summer Break now.  The next meeting is on Monday September 16th when we shall meet for our Annual General Meeting.
Hope to see you then.

Friday, 7 June 2013





10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Lots of quilts from traditional to contemporary

Meet the Quilters  :  Demonstrations

Retail Therapy  :  Tombola

COMPETITION  : ‘Holidays’

Osmington Village Hall

Shortlake Lane, Osmington

nr. Weymouth DT3 6EF

ENTRY : £2.50  includes refreshments

For further details, telephone Liz Drake 01305 786801
The Exhibition Day will soon be here and we are working very hard to make it a good and memorable day.  Please come along and join us to look at all the lovely Quilts and join in with the activities of the day.


Thursday, 11 April 2013


On Monday 15th we have a workshop scheduled for the morning with Barbara Cheeseman.  Here is her requirements list.  Hope to see you there.

The workshop has 2  parts - creating a piece of fabric, and making a bag with it.
The fabric is made by laying lots of scraps and bits, threads etc. on to a foundation fabric, (bondawebbed if you like) covering with organza, chiffon or net and machine stitching all over it to trap the bits and decorate the surface.  The foundation fabric tends to get covered up so colour etc. doesn't matter much.  You can do free stitching, or use the auto stitches on your machine.  If you  have never done any free machining there might not be time to learn at this workshop but great results can be achieved using auto stitches or even just straight stitch.  If free stitching you need  a firm enough foundation fabric to take it, or a piece of thin wadding/felt/Lidl wiping cloth.
Decide on size of bag - I suggest 6" x 16" or a bit bigger as doable in the day.  The bag is made by folding a rectangle in 3, one end is the flap.  The bigger it is the longer it will take to stitch over.
SCRAPS can be plain, patterned, glitzy, gold bits, lace, strips or chunks.  Some are more sheer than others you don't want to disguise your bits completely, though a dominant colour can be taken down a bit with stitching.
SEWING THREADS - several -  rayon - metallic - multicolour, matching and/or contrast.  Normal sewing thread for sewing the bag together.
THICK THREAD, BOUGHT OR WRAPPED CORD OR BRAID FOR HANDLE/HANGING STRAP.  Could bring threads to make a twisted cord, or strip of fabric to fold over and stitch.  I will bring a gadget for twisting cords.
I will bring some of most of these things so if you are stuck you can use mine.
Don't agonise for ages over choice of materials, it changes with each step and everything looks good in the end.  What shows most is the covering sheer and the stitching, and a general impression of colour.
Any questions to 01202 692311 or       Barbara Cheeseman.

Monday, 18 February 2013


Today's meeting was very successful and was well attended.  Kate Dowty is a very popular quilter and textile artist. Today we were 'playing  with paintsticks' and we were happy to see and welcome a lot of non-members who had travelled some distance to take part.  I took a lot of photographs during the day and have put these into a video.  As you will see it shows the progression of the workshop with almost finished pieces at the end. 

A big thank you to Kate and everyone who came to support us.  I think everyone went away feeling pleased with what they had learnt and accomplished.  The challenge now is to finish the pieces and have them ready for our Workshop Corner in the Exhibition to be held in June.

I would like to add here that Kate Dowty is having a solo exhibition at the Old Church at Eype from the 13th - 28th April.  I saw this Exhibition at the Festival Quilts last year and it was simply wonderful and I would urge anyone who is able to go to see her in April.  You won't be disappointed.

Last but by no means least a reminder that for the March meeting there will be a mini workshop led by Ann Jones - 'Happy Village'.  If you would like more details and a requirements list please get in touch either by email or telephone.  If you would prefer not to take part in the workshop but get on with your own project please feel free to bring whatever you like.  If you are stuck with something perhaps someone will be able to help you.  A few heads are better than one and sometimes just talking  with like-minded people works wonders.

Hope to see you in March and in the meantime 'Keep on Quilting'.


Friday, 18 January 2013


Monday 21st January is our first meeting of the New Year 2013.  This will be a sit and sew day when we will catch up with each other's news and have a look at what people have be doing over the break.  It is also a good day to bring out those UFO's or maybe seek advice and ideas about a new project.

Hope to see you there.

Also a reminder about our February meeting when we will have an all day workshop with Kate Dowty entitled ' Playing with Paintsticks'.  If you haven't already signed up for this and would like to take part please get in touch as soon as possible.  This is proving a very popular workshop as Kate is such a wonderful teacher so we don't want to disappoint anyone.