06 June 2011

Quilters Day and Bag progress

I went to the Quilters Guild area day in Sturminster Marshall on Saturday.  Really good speakers - Pat Archibald, with whom I did a weekend workshop last November and Sarah Soward who is an accomplished quilter, teacher and the daughter of Pauline of Pauline's Patchwork in Dorchester. Their talks were very different with Pat having put together a slideshow of her travels and how they inspired her quilts.  Sarah was talking about how she was reluctantly taught how to quilt and now teaches quilting herself and bought a lot of quilts that she has designed to teach or publish.

There was also the opportunity to meet with people I hadn't seen for a long while and to see the exhibits from the Wild West wallhangings that were at Exeter in March.  The Contemporary Quilt Group were showing their collections of journal quilts. Whilst there I took a photo (the only photo of the day there) of a nine patch quilt, the only large quilt there and the quality of the sewing and the colours used were really lovely.  I had also volunteered to be treasurer for the area, which will be a challenge, but after years of enjoying membership of the Quilters Guild felt it was now time to put something back.

To complete our weekend my daughter Sarah came to visit .  She is now without a car and journeyed to us by train which isn't easy as there is no direct train route from Bristol.  Its always good to see her and yesterday we were joined by Jamie too.

I ought to show some sewing here  I have managed some.  A bit belated by I made a postcard for Irene's birthday of alternate flying geese from Karin Hellaby's Flying Geese book as I seem to have got a thing for Flying Geese lately.

On that theme here is progress on the bag that I have been making.
Bag front and back

Lining with pocket with guess what!!
Must crack on and get this finished now



  1. I like that book too. I think my favourite geese are the folded ones, where you get curved wings and the migrating ones you are using.

  2. Love the geese. Congratulations (if that's the right word!) on signing up for the treasurer's job. Good luck with it. I'm off to Region 10's area day on Saturday - Gail Lawther, watch this space as they say :)


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