Tuesday 25 February 2014

March Speaker

The talk by Maryke Phillips is My Stitching Obsession

Maryke lives in Mid Wales and works from her studio at home. She has been interested in textiles for many years and made my first quilt in 1984 using Laura Ashley fabrics. In 1996 she completed a two year City & Guilds course at Westhope College.  She carried on studying part two with Marie Roper. She makes textile hangings using machine and hand stitching. She loves colour and this is very important to her in the development of my work. She has exhibited my work at major shows and has had two exhibitions Sew Inspired and Sewing Solo. Five years ago Batiks n Beads was born and she sells on -line, at exhibitions and visit quilt groups with lovely batik fabrics from Bali and beads from Japan, she also sells Stef Francis threads and hand dyed felts and scrim. 

Examples of Maryke's Work

Wednesday 12 February 2014

12th February 2014 Quilts from the February Meeting

Starting with the AGM we got the business end of the meeting over very quickly.  Then on to the show and tell. Our members have been very busy with quilts and bags, and even two very cute dollies made by Jo.

A talk called Tartan and Shortbread Holdall was given by Pat and Janet using well over 60 wall hangings hired from Quilters Guild region 16 which showed a mix of different sewing techniques. We were so impressed and can’t wait to get started on our own collection.

Next month we have Maryke Phillips. Her talk is called ‘My Stitching Obsession’. Maryke will bring lots of goodies to temp you to buy and make your own projects.

We look forward to seeing you and your show and tell in March.

Happy Sewing

Jacquie Durber