Tuesday 13 November 2018

December Speaker

Our December speaker is Janet Wroe, the wardrobe mistress at the Concordia Theatre in Hinckley.  Her talk is entitled "You be the Judge".

Don't forget to bring food for the faith supper after the talk or any show and tell you may have completed.

The programme for next year is now available in pages and Pat will be taking bookings for the first workshop with Philippa Naylor see below.

The Finish Line. Unusual, creative and clever ways to complete your quilts.

Full day suitable for all levels.
Be inspired by a range of decorative edges to take your quilt, wall hanging or home furnishings from being good to being really special. We will make samples to discover how to create shaped and straight edge facings, how to make decorative rouleau loop trims and how to create a range of fancy prairie point details. In addition to this we will learn how to hang and support unusual shaped quilts with plastic boning reinforcements that are invisible from the front of the work. So much more interesting and inventive than the usual binding, this class will inspire you to make the most innovative design choices right up to the very last stitch!

November Meeting

At our November meeting we welcomed a local speaker:  Sandra Jenkins.

As a textile artist she presented a most comprehensive account of her sources, mostly from nature, for her designs.  Sandra explained them referring both to slides and actual samples.

While maybe not what many of the members of the audience had previously done themselves, Sandra captured their interest with her light hearted, easy manner.

She explained how she develops her designs from original images and drew parallels with the selection of colours, fabrics and designs for quilts.