Sunday 7 October 2012

CQ GROUP MEETING          3.10.12

Although I have written about the wonderful talk by Janet Clare, I have just received some more photos of the evening, and would like to share these with you.
Viv has been kind enough to act as our CQ Photographer, so a round of applause for Viv

Janet suitably attired in her 'work apron'

A example of 'make do and mend', or up-cycling -
a beautifully embroidered table cloth, with additions by Janet
Most of our meetings are good, and we always have some excellent examples of work for our Show and Tell.
However, the latest meeting  proved to be exceptional.
We had some lovely boxes from Lorna, and a baby quilt and cushion from Margaret.  

Then an amazing quilt of hearts was shown, which had everyone gasping.
This started life with a group from Rugby headed by Jacquie Durber when she set them the task of producing pieces with a heart design.  A lot of folk had been involved in this project which consisted of very many beautiful hearts  in different shapes and sizes. The centre of this work is an applique panel created by Gwynneth, who also helped put it together with the help of Chris Ingham (OBE) and some of her many friends.  It was then beautifully quilted by Liz (Ingram?) on her AQS. 
The result is stunning, and this quilt will be raffled for a breast cancer charity in the new year.

Another lovely quilt was made by Liz, and this was part of a two colour challenge on the internet.  It was certainly a stunning piece of work.

Then Jacquie  Durber has us all reeling, when the contents of her bag were revealed......

She had had a 'tidy up' of UFO's, and I think she managed to complete nine pieces of work - wall hangings, quilts, panels etc.  
Some of these are for Acorn Hospice, a children's charity local to Jacquie, and some are gifts, and I think she might just keep one herself .

Of course, we can't all produce work in such quantities, and of such quality,  I showed a small bag.  But everything counts, so please bring your work along to Show and Tell - no matter how small!!

Off to Knuston Hall for a sewing marathon (or such like), so there will be lots and lots of Show and Tell next month.  
Not necessarily a lot of mine, but Mrs Screaton will have a lorry load to Show and Tell!!!!!!
Definitely worth coming to the next meeting - just to see our efforts!

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