‘An Artists Approach to the Quilt’ – Joan Weston was our first guest speaker of the year. Joan took us on a journey from her first venture into uninspiring hexagons to using her artistic talent to create a wonderful variety of quilted textiles.
19th September 2018
Edwina gave a us a wonderful talk about a very varied selection of her quilts. It was interesting to hear how her colour choices were made, and I love her enthusiasm for being unpredictable. Be open to the unexpected when working on a project, go with the flow, change direction if it feels right.
1st August 2018
On a lovely warm summers evening, Jane shared her enthusiasm for English textiles and costume with her talk ‘A History of Traditional Smocking’.
Smocks, or smock frocks were made by women for their menfolk as working garments.
6th June 2018
Liz gave us a wonderful talk ‘Contemporary Stitched Textlies’ showcasing inspirations and adventures from her City and Guilds days to the present day.
As each quilt was shown and explained there were excited wow’s from the audience. Tea and coffee was served late!