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!  

1 comment:

  1. I'd like to say a big thank you for the pleasant day I experienced at your quilt meeting. It was lovely to meet such a wonderful group of inspiring like minded people. I'm also thankful for the mention you gave me in this blog post. It's really great of you to do this for me.
    Some members asked me if I had intentions of putting my Guinea Fowl painting into design and so it is with great pleasure that I tell you's done!
    This is the link for it. If anyone would like it in a smaller repeat size, please let me know the size and I will adjust it for them. The present repeat size is 14 ins by 12 ins.
    I should be proofing the design - getting a sample printed, in the near future...
    Once again, Thank you for your kindness.
    Sylvie Heasman