Monthly Archives: July 2014

African memories

Debbie, one of our part-time members, has at last finished a quilt she has spent ages making for her daughter’s wedding present. The quilt captures important memories of their time in Africa when the daughter was a child. She has used a mixture of piecing and applique. The panel on the back of the quilt is a teatowel which Debbie’s daughter used to love. Debbie hs enhanced it with embroidery. Debbie brought the quilt in to show … Continue reading African memories

Water, water everywhere…

Yesterday nine of us met together for an all-day workshop on textile landscapes with a watery theme. Claire Taylor-Jones (a local lass from Gloucester) was the teacher. Claire showed us a range of her water-themed hangings and talked about how she makes them. I had assured her that our group members might want to do their own thing, and that she shouldn’t assume we would all want to make the same thing. But in the … Continue reading Water, water everywhere…

A message from the New World

Hi to all at Chalford Stitchers. Just visited a marvellous quilt shop, fabrics to die for and every sort of stitching aid under the sun. I signed up for a 5-hour workshop on crazy quilting in their air conditioned studio. Really just an excuse to escape the heat… nearly 90 today! Some really beautiful quilts in the shop, came away inspired and a little daunted. Have completed the top of a small quilt for the … Continue reading A message from the New World

The Highnam Quilt Show 2014

The Highnam stitchers held their triennial exhibition this Spring. It was an impressive display. The show filled 3 large halls, and the 50 members showed their diverse styles to superb effect. The quilts, all sizes and styles, were hung on walls, suspended on frames, draped over chairs and tables, giving a something-for-everyone delight. The ladies had worked very hard to make the event a success. There was a raffle for a splendid quilt, a £1 … Continue reading The Highnam Quilt Show 2014