Friday, November 12, 2010

Coffee Morning

 On the 6th Novembe we held our Coffee Morning and Quilt Display in Wetherby Town Hall. Our members brought beautiful quilts to hang on the walls:


We had a home made cake stall:

 We raffled a quilt and sold our wares:

Oh and there was plenty of coffee, tea and freshly baked scones to refresh the shoppers who called in to see us. Thank you to all our fantastic helpers who did a marvelous job and helped us raise a very tidy sum! Thank you also to TempoFM our local radion station which helped to advertise our event and called in to have a chat live on air! You can listen to the interview by clicking here.

If you 'd like more information on our group click here to contact us.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sew-In Cancelled

I am sorry to have to report that Deepdale Community Centre suffered a break-in at the weekend and was very badly vandalised. Unfortunately the centre will be closed until further notice so we have been forced to cancel the sew-in this coming Saturday 13th November.

If you 'd like more information on our group click here to contact us.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

October Show and Tell

 Here are a selection of quilts brought to our October meeting. We have some very talented members!



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Saturday, October 2, 2010

September Show n Tell

Our September meeting was well attended despite some competition from another nearby quillt group! As usual we had a lovely show and tell session with our talented quilters showing off their skills! Sue had finished this gorgeous cream and brown quilt which she had hand quilted beautifully

. These two quilts were started at a recent workshop. It's very interesting to see how the different colours make such a huge difference to the look of the finished quilt.
Janet is a prolific quilter and is very clever at choosing  lovely colour combinations. This design is a simple but stunning.

Jeni has tackled a McKenna Ryan pattern - no mean feat as there are such tiny pieces in this applique design. The finished panel is gorgeous. Here is a close up:
Mandy used strips of scrap fabrics to create a beautiful Monet-like seascape. Her quilting adds real texture and detail. She also brought a small wallhanging, started at a workshop, to which she'd added hanging decorations made from leftovers from the elephant panel:

Jean has been making these bags from Jelly Roll and Honey Bun strips. She's going to demonstrate how to make these at our December meeting which will be about 'Quilt as You Go' techniques. She has made 5 bags so far! Here's another she finished at our last sew-in:
After show and tell June demonstrated how to sew the drunkards path block and showed us a wide range of designs which can be made from the block including an owl, a cat, a turtle,a bird and a butterfly!

Our next event is a 'Miniature Quilt' workshop on October 9th. If you'd like to see more of our quilts please come along to our coffee morning in Wetherby Town Hall on Saturday 6th November where we'll also be selling small gift and other quilting goodies!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tockwith Show

Today we're at the Tockwith Show with a display of quilts made by group members. We've drawn quite a lot of interest and compliments on our skills! Norma is pictured at our stand where we also had information leaflets for visitors. We've been encouraging people to come along to our group meetings and also to join us on our trip to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham on 22nd August.

Here are some more photos of the quilts on display:
The highlight of the morning was Norma being interviewed live on air on the local radio station 'Tempo FM'. She did a grand job of answering questions about what we do and managed to give a plug for our coach trip too - brilliant!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Group Photo!

 Here we are!I say 'we' but someone had to operate the camera so I managed to stay out of the frame! Unfortunately lots of members are on holiday this month so we look to be a small group - we usually have many more attending. We'll have to have another group picture later in the year.

Still, we had fun with our news and  show and tell around one large table. Here are some of the quilts we shared:
Jean finished her circles quilt from the workshop earlier this month - it's beautiful! She added extra small circles and arranged the half square triangles to make diagonal stripes in the background.
Heather made this stunning landscape inspired by a trip to Scotland. She hasn't been quilting long but produces amazing work. Click on the picture to see her lovely free motion quilting.
Another landscape made by Freda. Doesn't it make you just want to step into the picture?
Joan brought this gorgeous Magnolia applique from a workshop by  Claire Tinsley of Hannah's Room.
She also showed us this fantastic miniature sampler quilt:
The blocks are 3" square! We're having a miniature quilt workshop on October 9th. Please contact us if you'd like to come along.
Finally today here's Pam's latest work in progress. Pam has injured her arm and is feeling very frustrated as the quilt is layered and pinned but she can't quilt it until she recovers.

We did talk about Christmas quilts and gifts too - more on that another time!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Festival of Quilts

We're going to the Festival of Quilts! Would you like to come too?

We've organised a coach to take us on Sunday 22nd August picking up from Tadcaster and Boston Spa. The cost of the trip is only £21 including admission to the show and Quilters Guild members get a £1 discount! Anyone is welcome to join us on this trip so if you're interested please click here to contact us.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Going Round in Circles!

Today Tuesday Quilters had a workshop taught by Janet Crossley. We worked on a 'Circles and Triangles' quilt of easy and quick blocks made by piecing half square triangles in contrasting colours and then fusing circle on top. I chose a dark purple and white fro the triangles and a multicoloured batik for the circles. Janet brought some samples to show us:

Everyone worked very hard and we got loads of blocks finished! I love workshops like this because it's fascinating to see which colours everyone has chosen. I always think they have made better choices than me!
Here are just a few:
Norma chose lovely warm colours.

Jean had gorgeous oriental fabrics.

Janet chose creamy yellow and raspberry to tone with her focus fabric.

Sue's green and black triangle were a perfect background for this beautiful floral.

Mandy chose vibrant batiks in purple and lime.

I found a multocolour batik to go with my purple and white.

As you can see it was lots of fun! I'm really looking forward to seeing some finished quilts - will they be ready for show and tell at the next meeting?

Happy Quilting!