Tuesday 31 January 2017

Change of Speaker

We have had to change our March meeting when we were having Lynn Edwards, who has had some devastating news yesterday, her son Tom aged 41 suffered heart failure and died while touring Canada with his band.
Lynn understandably feels unable to commit to anything for the next few months and has given us plenty of notice.   We have managed to get Roxana from Hannah’s Room  she is coming to give us a talk  on how she and her mother started, she will also bring some of her lovely batik material for sale.

Tuesday 17 January 2017

February 2017

On Wednesday 1st February it is our AGM, which will be followed by a collection of small quilts from the Traditional Quilt Group of the Quilters Guild.  This new suitcase collection is entitled Celebrating Traditions.

Visitors are most welcome and free for your first meeting and you do not have to be a Quilter to come.  We meet at the Cosby Community Church, Croft Road at 7.30 pm doors open 6.45.

The speakers and workshop pages have been updated for 2017.

We have  a workshop on Wednesday the 1st of March taken by Lynne Edwards. The workshop is entitled "Roll back the Corners"


Create this starry block using an origami-type technique, where folded pieces of fabric are layered on a background and the folded bias edges rolled back and stitched into a gentle curve, either by hand or by machine.  The technique can also be used to enrich regular patchwork blocks in a quilt or to create curves and soften the straight outlines of pieced designs.  Several extra designs will be offered, including two nine patch blocks that can be combined in a quilt design, ideas for borders  and curved-edge birds and cats. 

Then on 6th April we will have workshop with Philippa Naylor entitled "Precision Piecing".  A practical workshop to help you achieve prize winning accuracy. Masses of techniques, information and advice on every stage of the piecing process. Fabric selection, using the correct rotary cutting methods, sewing accurate seams, matching points and pressing are examined in detail with extensive demonstrations. Make a perfectly sized, ‘no points lost’ block. Learn about borders and how to produce really neat corners. Add double borders to your block choosing either mitred or square cut corners for a perfect finish!

If you would like to attend either of these workshops please contact Pat Screaton.  Further details about workshops and contact details for Pat are on the workshop page.