November Meeting

This month’s talk was given by Terry Donaldson and Hazel Ryder

IMG_4971“Just west of the moon”. Inspiration from a holiday in Crete

IMG_4972While out biking often Hazel is often followed by red kites

IMG_4973“The space between the moments”.

IMG_4984Close up of the stitching from the above piece.

IMG_4975“Tin Mines” A  challenge from the Contemporary Quilt Group by Terry

IMG_4976“Afternoon tea” by Hazel inspired by an old damask tablecloth

IMG_4978“Made in Britain” making marmalade

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IMG_4980Close up of Terry’s work

November – Christmas Fun Day

Preparations for snacks and lunch underway

 

Lis Showing off her ‘Blue Peter’ style progress board.

 

Everyone working hard on their projects.

Of course some just came along for some fun – which is what it was all about.

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A welcome break for lunch and a fun quiz.

……. and of course someone always has to do the dishes!

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Show and Tell at the end of the day with several projects to be completed at home, we will have a show and tell of the Fun Day projects at Decembers meeting.

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A most enjoyable day – thank you to everyone for helping to make this day a success. IMG_2217

September Meeting

This month we welcomed Greta Fitchett who showed us her colourful reflection quilts.

She explained to us how she constructs her quilts and where the ideas arise.

This beautiful quilt of the Cathedral was on display at The Festival of Quilts this year.

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Greta’s husband is a keen artist and drew this delightful sketch of our members

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Quilt Show 2018

They say ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ and these pictures show the talent and enthusiasm we have in our group.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to make our show a success.

The Sales Table true to form was as popular as ever and we wish to thank everyone who made items for their efforts there was some exquisite work.

The main Assembly room held our large quilts and made very popular viewing

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Some of our smaller quilts were displayed around the walls of the Assembly room

Also in the Assembly Room was our Vegetable Stall offering a variety or hand made vegetables by our enthusiastic members.

IMG_1153 We had a wonderful variety of work in the tea and cake area along with our UFO table which was popular and our Christmas corner.

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Other items on display was our 20th Anniversary Challenge, My Home in A3, a selection of items made at various workshops and the Challenge Six groups beautiful items.

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The winner of Betty’s Quilt that was made by Margaret was won by Pauline, many of our members were very envious as it is such a beautiful quilt.

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Margaret drawing the winning ticket
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Pauline and Lis

July Meeting

This is evening we were preparing for the forthcoming Quilt show and were arranging items for the sales table and planning details for the weekend helpers.

We also had a ‘show and tell’ of the sashes that have been made by various members to identify ourselves to visitors during the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 9 Meeting

A productive evening organising items for the quilt show and sales table. The library is more popular now we have moved it into the main hall. A great show and tell of workshop projects and members personal items. Many thanks to everyone who brought along their beautiful work.

March 2018

We had the pleasure of Jenny Rundle at our meeting this month.  Jenny delighted us not only with her lovely quilts but told us about her BEM.  Well done Jenny on a wonderful achievement.

It was interesting to hear about the Olympic quilts and Jenny also explained to us why she calls herself a Patchworker and not a Quilter – she rarely quilts her own quilts – hence her choice of Patchworker. Jenny shared with us her experience of entering quilts at the Festival of Quilts and showed us some of her entries.

Jenny then went on to show us her Pizzaz quilts and many of us have signed up to do her forthcoming workshop.  Slideshow below.

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January 2018

We began the New Year and evening with a very inspiring and informative talk from Jill Rose Brennan.  Jill is a talented Quilter and seamtress and shared with us her sewing experiences since childhood.  The samples of quilts and wallhanging Jill brought with her varied from vintage to up to date items created in her studio.

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We started the evening with a show and tell of a few sashes that we are making for our Quilt show later this year.  Many thanks for bringing them along ladies.

 

We then enjoyed Jill’s talk and exhibits.  I hope you enjoy the slide show.

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December AGM

A brief and to the point AGM, a plethora Show and Tell followed by mulled wine and nibbles.  A wonderful way to end our celebration year. Enjoy the slideshow below.

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20 Year Celebration Dinner

We had a most enjoyable evening celebrating our 20 year Anniversary.  It was so nice that our four founder members were all present along with a few members who attended the very first meeting.

A delicious meal followed by an entertaining after dinner talk by Jennie Rayment with stories about her travels and quilt making workshops.

There are many photos and slideshows below so please scroll through and enjoy.

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Our Four Founder Members Pauline, Mary, Avril and Lou
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Founder Members with our Chairman Lis

Committe and Members preparing and setting up tables.

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Members enjoying the evening.

 

20 year Celebration Quilt made by members

 

Jennie Rayment show and tell

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More of Jennie’s Storytelling

 

Jennie’s fun ending 

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Stretching a quilt

Earlier in the summer a few of our members helped to stretch a large quilt on a quilting frame.  It was something that none of them had done before. They had an eventful day filled with fun, laughter and a delicious lunch of Amercan Hot Chicken Salad.

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Putting together the frame.

Pinning the backing to the frame.

Pinning the layers together and then tacking ready for quilting.

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Time to remove from the frame.

Finished, quilted and ready for a house guest.

September 4 Meeting

We had a varied and busy evening this month with Pauline showing us how to make bias binding from a square of fabric, Glenis showing us her sash which is a great idea for our Quilt show next year (more details in the members area). We also had the samples on display for our Christmas Fun Day on 4 November which is being held at Westbourne again this year.

Then of course the monthly raffle, many thanks Marion and Anne some lovely prizes to be won yet again.

Finally, many, many thanks to Lesley one of our very talented and experienced members for bringing along her collection of vintage quilts for us to admire this evening.  Lesley is also very keen on applique and showed her own beautiful quilts that were mainly all hand quilted along with the vintage ones with several tales to tell about how she aquired some of them.

 

Samples for the Christmas Fun Day

 

August 7 Meeting

We had a hive of activity this evening with various handicrafts being displayed.  What a talented group of ladies you are,  thank you, ladies, for bringing along your projects.  We also had a demonstration from Tracy who showed us her way of joining and cutting hexagons many thanks Tracy for a very informative demonstration, you can see a video of her cutting technique on our  Facebook Page Bourne Quilters on Facebook

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We also had a ‘Show and Tell’ of some of the quilts that we made for the Siblings Together charity which some of our members completed a few weeks ago.  Well done and many thanks to all who participated.

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Lis then showed us some of the quilts that were made from Betty’s fabric.  If anyone knows how we can contact her family we would like to show them what we have achieved.

3 July Talk by Mandy Parkes

A very busy and interesting event this month. The evening commenced with lots of chat whilst we had tea followed by members show and tell.

 

Some beautiful work is being produced ladies, well done to all who brought their work in to show us. Please bring your projects in ladies as we all like to see what our fellow members are working on.

 

A very interesting and informative talk followed by Mandy Parkes about jelly rolls and rulers – love them or hate them Mandy gave us hints and tips on using jelly rolls and rulers, and brought along some of her completed quilts to show us. It really is very surprising what you can do with a few 2 1/2 inch strips.