Saturday 25 January 2014

Another good sewing Thursday

Keep the date:    2014 Hunters Hill Quilt Show
Friday, August 8th to Sunday, August 10th: 10 am to 4 pm
Opening night: Thursday, August 7th at 7pm

This was my first sewing day for 2014: the start of a new creative year soaking up the enthusiasm and inspiration from this excellent group.

Some housekeeping first: 
  • The survey is open for another week:  your thoughts and views are important so let the committee have them
  • Keep working (or in my case 'start') your Card Challenge - finish date is May 8th.
  • AGM is on 13/2/2014:  nominations need to go to June asap.
  • Michele Jenkins from Lucky Lantern is visiting us on 6/2/2014 
  • The kitchen has new keys - if you need one,  chat to Joy.

Now the fun parts:  Show and Tell

Two more cots quilts have been given to Robyn,  one from Jill and one from Suzie.   Robyn delivered 18 quilts to The Grace Center just before Christmas and they were delighted to receive them as their supplies were getting low.   So the need continues ...

Cots quilts from Jill and Suzie

Jessica has finished this quilt to go to an exhibition in France - there is so much detailed embroidery stitching around the figure

Heather showed us this cot quilt, made for a friend: excellent machine quilting very visible from the back 

Betty was frantically finishing the binding on this quilt for her daughter in Alaska:  we enjoyed her 'helpful husband' story.

Kathy showed us her latest design in a cot quilt:  I understand that a  pattern will soon be available .

and I was finishing the binding on this quilt which I have called 'Regal Red':  it was a 'just for fun' quilt to use the red fabric I had in my stash.  Why have I still some left !

Lots of inspiration on show  ...   enjoy your week.   Cheers Iris

Tuesday 7 January 2014

Downton Abbey

Andover fabrics have just released a collection based on the designs for costumes from Downton Abbey.
Look for their Downton Abbey board on Pinterest