Thursday, February 28, 2013

February 2012 Meeting - Guest speaker and show and tell

Sylvie Heasman is an artist who paints on fabrics, dyes, makes lovely art quilts and is generally an all-round talented lady!  She came and gave us a very interesting talk about her fabrics, with lots of interesting snippets  - like dyeing in Mexico!  Sylvie and her products can be found at:

We had a busy meeting with our exhibition prizes being given out.  Viewer's choice for a quilt went to Valerie Blight and viewer's choice for a wall hanging went to Beryl Thompson.  First prize in the challenge was Jane Taylor and highly commended went to Ingrid McLennan.

We also had our usual show and tell.  It was a quiet one, which surprised me, but I guess we all spent our Christmas holidays sunning ourselves rather than sewing!

Margaret was busy, however.  Using up bits and bobs.  She made this sweet cot quilt out of a bunch of nine-patches and donated it to community quilts.

She also made these cushions and bags.

And these ones!

We have a new member, Donna, who makes lovely little bags and was able to show us this neat little one.

This bag was made and given to Beatrice by a Japanese friend of hers.  Lovely bits of kimono silks.

Nita found a neat use for old curtain fabric samples.

Darryl's daughter made her this cross stitch called 'The Quilt Shop' and she's had it framed to hang on her wall.

And to top off a great first official meeting of the year, we had a yummy spread for lunch.  See you next month!