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Thank you Harry!

Leominster Quilters are very lucky to be able to use Monkland Village Hall for our meetings. Harry, the caretaker, is always very helpful and looks after us very well.

So it was about time we showed our appreciation in a typically quilty way. Thank you Harry – hope you’re enjoying your quilt!

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Joan Weston

‘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.

Valentine Hearts Workshop

Just in time for Valentines Day, on February 6th, Val will be running a members workshop making a heart.

Valentine heart requirements.

Two felt squares or suitable fabric of your choice. Suitable threads, stuffing, Sewing kit, scissors.
Val will have heart template shapes, beads, buttons, felt pieces for embellishments and lace.
The sizzex machine will be available.

Edwina Mackinnon

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.

 

 

 

NEC – Festival of Quilts

I hope everyone who visited on the first day had as an enjoyable time as I did. I always come away wishing I was going back tomorrow, maybe next year! So much to see, not enough time or energy to keep going all day!

There were lots of happy but weary faces on the coach coming home.

Congratulations to Liz Jones (Hothouse Hybrids) for her Second Place in the Contemporary Quilt section. It was lovely to see Alyson’s quilt in the Two Person section too.