In Meg's workshop you will create a picture of your favourite piece of architecture using machine embroidery.
Meg says "I will be providing most of the materials but if the members could make sure that they have an embroidery or darning foot for their machine that would be fab. Also black 'sew all' thread and any fabrics that they would particularly like to use on their house portraits. I'll be bringing a selection with me too which they can use."
We are proud of 2 members of Campden Quilters who have had their work included in the Show and Tell Section of recent editions of Today's Quilter magazine.
In Issue 89 Angie Weaver appeared with her geometric quilt and in Issue 87 Chris Smith showed her Rippon Lea Quilt.
Christine is planning to demonstrate how to make big pictures from photographs using a laptop and projector. She works in cotton organdie which is an interesting fabric that has a paper-like texture so you can machine stitch it without using a hoop. She has some spare fabric that members can take to play with and she is happy to show how she sews it. You only need to bring your sewing machine and sewing box.
Here is an example of the technique Christine will be demonstrating called "Stitch and Draw".
This piece was in the recent "Together Again" exhibition at Weavers Gallery, Ledbury, by a Fusion 16 Textile Artist.
I was contacted recently by a lovely lady from Stroud called June who wanted to donate some fabric to our group. The committee discussed what we should do and we decided to have a fabric sale in aid of Ukrainian refugees, especially as I have a close link with Ukraine through my daughter-in-law, Marina, who has been working in the Stratford area where she lives to raise aid for her country.
As usual the Campden Quilters ladies were very generous in buying lots of this lovely quality fabric and so far we have raised £332.25 which Marina has suggested we donate to the Red Cross Ukraine.
So a big thank you to all who supported this very worthy cause, and especially to June for donating the fabric.
We still have a small amount which we will sell at our exhibition that is planned for the weekend of 17/18 September in the Church Rooms Chipping Campden. WATCH THIS SPACE!
This is about the half way stage in the sale.........unfortunately I forgot to take a picture at the start! (CS)
Jenny's Back to Basics Block of the Month (6)
The June Block of the Month is Grandmother's Fan taken from the Lynne Edwards Sampler Book. If you have any queries please contact Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org
On 19 May Jenny launched Month 5 of her "Back to Basics" Block of the Month project. This one is called "Spider's Web" and is taken from Lynne Edwards' book. If anyone has any queries please email Jenny direct at: email@example.com
On 7 April Jenny launched Month 4 of her "Back to Basics" Block of the Month project. This one is called "Card Trick" and is taken from Lynne Edwards' book. If anyone has any queries please email Jenny direct at: firstname.lastname@example.org
On 3rd March Jenny launched Month 3 of her "Back to Basics" Block of the Month project. This time we have the Maple Leaf design (from Lynne Edwards' book) which involved cutting templates before piecing everything together. If anyone has any queries please email Jenny direct at: email@example.com
Jenny presented Month 2 of our Block of the Month series, this time Rail Fence from Lynne Edwards' book. Full instructions have been emailed to members but please contact Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help.
With Covid still prevalent our first meeting of 2022 was on Zoom where Jenny presented details of her "Back to Basics Block of the Month" Part One.
She started us off nice and easy with "Tumbling Blocks" and all the blocks are taken from Lynne Edwards' Sampler Quilt Book.
Everyone has been emailed with instructions and we look forward to seeing the first completed blocks at our meeting on 3rd February.
Many thanks to Jenny.
2020/21/22 CHARITY QUILT
Our 2020 Charity Quilt was launched early in 2019 when members were asked to make up one (or two!) blocks from fabric that was in the late Margaret Smith's stash to create a quilt together to be raffled under licence at our Exhibition planned for September 2020.
The quilt is a Lynne Edwards design made of 2 different blocks.
With the Covid outbreak the exhibition has been put on hold until 2022 but the quilt is now completed and in storage ready to use when circumstances allow.
Following a visit to Quilters Corner in Evesham, Charlie (the proprietor) has done the quilting on her long arm quilting machine free of charge as the proceeds are going to charity. Dolores and Charlie have chosen an open flower/leaf design in a neutral thread.
This is excellent news for our project and we are delighted by Charlie's generosity - it will result in much more support for the charity. Thank you to Quilters Corner!