Wednesday 26 October 2022

Speaker for November

The next meeting is Wednesday November 2nd, 2.00pm. and our speaker is Adam Brookes who you may know from his time on The Great British Sewing Bee.  Adam began to sew when he was just six, taught by his Nan.  He is a local lad, from Leicester who studied performing Arts at university before working on a cruise ship as an entertainer and was promoted to Entertainment Director.  He will be talking about his love of crafts, and his Sewing Bee experience.  It promises to be a very entertaining session, not to missed!! 

Thursday 6 October 2022

September Meeting

 Our Speaker at the October meeting was Linda Chevell.  She told us how much pleasure she gets from quilting and reminisced about doing workshops with Vicky Oswin and Jean Gentry.  Before she took up quilting full time she was an English teacher.  She retired from teaching in 2007 and by 2009 she was teaching patchwork and quilting to a few sewers in her own home.  Eventually this became Slipper Stitchers in Market Bosworth.

She said that she enjoys playing with colour and shape and particularly in shading the colours (Photo 1).  She showed us several examples.  Many of the quilts that she showed us had been created for her classes. 

Just prior to covid she had a quilt all set up for the next classes and successfully managed to transfer everything from face to face on to the internet.

At the summer school in Loughborough she had shown several of our members how to make perfect circles using reverse applique.  Some of these were in our show and tell session.

Currently she has started using the “Modern Quilting” Style which can be seen in the last photograph. 

We now have 14 people doing the travelling books and the first entries were displayed for everyone to see.

Please note that the next meeting starts at 2 pm.