Thursday 14 June 2018

July Speaker

Our speaker on 4th July is Katharine Guerrier.  Her talk is entitled "Small and Miniature Quilts".

Katharine Guerrier has been making quilts and embroideries since 1980. She was trained at Camberwell School of Art in London and worked for some years as a teacher. Further courses in textiles followed, particularly the one year course in design and embroidery at Loughborough College of Art in 1983/4.

She has been a member of the Quilter's Guild and the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen. Katharine's work has been featured in various magazines both British and American, and in her books.  She has worked as an occasional consultant exhibition organiser for Forge Mill Needle Museum and for five years taught on the City and Guilds patchwork and quilting course at Hereford Art College.

Her work draws on the traditional motifs of pieced patchwork, developing them to give a contemporary feel as shown in her retrospective exhibition, "Adventures in Colour" (2014) at Rhoudda Valley Heritage Park. An interest in all the Decorative Arts provides the motivation to attempt to create textiles which are original and collectable. In April 2018 Katharine was honoured with a life membership of the Quilters' Guild for services to quilting.

On 5th July Katharine is doing a workshop entitled "Postcard Patchwork" for details see the post on 19 April 2018.  Contact details for booking workshops and venues can be found on the workshop page.  Further images for workshop.

Tuesday 12 June 2018

June Meeting

A beautiful evening on 6th June found everyone in good spirits for our visiting speaker Gail Lawther.  It was not her first visit to Cosby Quilters but her ideas were fresh and motivating.

In her easy going manner she explained her innovative designs and methods with numerous examples of beautiful quilts featuring cottage garden flower, bugs, butterflies and many different birds.  Vibrant colours played an important part in her designs and differing backgrounds were used to effect.

On the following day er bird silhouette and cottage garden workshop was fully subscribed.  Detailed instruction and support to make our work individual, made it a productive and enjoyable day.

Kathy Francis

The messy play day will be on the Saturday 28th July at Ashby Magna.