Tuesday 9 November 2021

November Meeting

At long last November 2021 saw our first evening meeting with a speaker!  It was Sarah Humphries first presentation since the original lockdown as well.

It was good to be returning to some semblance of normality while having to observe some degree of "distance" to stay safe.

However our speaker did not disappoint.  It was fascinating to hear her sewing and quilting journey and see so many examples of her work.  We were impressed with Sarah's early quilts, many of them large, all ham pieced over papers when she was still a teenager.

She was also able to show her complete lack of actual quilting in the beginning, followed by more and more hand quilting, increasing to the high density and quality of the quilting she does today, much of which is now machine quilted.

There was so much to see and admire - we have missed our regular sharing of quilt stories - so fingers crossed that we can continue doing so uninterrupted in the future.

Here is some examples of her work.

This quilt was designed to reflect Mary Quant, Vivienne Westwood and Kathleen Hamnett designs for clothes.

Her first quilt as a teenager

An initial attempt at machine quilting but the patchwork is still hand pieced

Two modern pieces made for challenges