Monday 20 March 2017

5th April 2017 - Philippa Naylor

Phillippa Naylor talk is entitled "The Book, the Quilt, the Scarf.  Philippa has won many awards for her quilts in the UK and America and has written several books.

Philippa with her family

She will be doing a workshop on the Thursday 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 seems, matching points and pressing are examined in details 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.  Suitable for beginners and experienced quilters.

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Big Textile Challenge

We thought it would be fun this year for members of Cosby Q’s to take part in a display of our work at the Big Textile Show. The theme is ‘Sweeties’ and we would like members to make a 12” square (finished) piece of work – any media e.g. quilt, stitch, knit, paint etc. depicting any type of sweet AND a 3D ‘Sweet’.
If you’re stuck for an idea, or, fancy coming along to join in a ‘making day’ come along to the ‘Messy Playday’ on Sat May 27th at Ashby (it doesn’t have to be messy!). Just think of all those delicious sweeties – humbugs, liquorice allsorts, jelly babies …. all in fabric/stitch/thread etc.!!

Monday 6 March 2017

March Meeting

What an eye catching display of batik fabrics were brought to our March meeting by Roxane of Hannah's Room!

Roxane explained the evolution of her present shop in Ibstock:  originating in South Yorkshire via Coalville and her sourcing of responsibly produced, good quality batik fabrics.

Her enthusiasm was infectious and generated an interesting variety of questions from the audience.  Visits to her website and shop are recommended.

Hannah's Room, High Street, Ibstock.