Monthly Archives: October 2014

Quilters’ Guild Regional Day October 18th

I went to my second ever Quilters’ Guild regional day yesterday, in the pretty town of Chipping Sodbury. The talk was given by Maryke Phillips, who runs Batiks n Beads – she talked about her quilting ‘journey’ and showed many quilts, as well as beautiful stitched books worked in felt, thread, lace, beads… For me the talk was somewhat marred by her speaking to her audience as if we were all down-trodden women who had … Continue reading Quilters’ Guild Regional Day October 18th

Diary dates

There is a  ‘diary’ on the noticeboard in the village hall showing our important dates. this is what it shows:                                           Thur    Oct 23rd     sewing 10.30–1.00 Thur    Oct 30th     sewing 10.30–1.00 Thur    Nov 6th       sewing 10.30–1.00 We’ll plan the display for show – bring any ‘unfinished’ items  Thur    Nov 13th    sewing 10.30–1.00 West of England Show, Nov 13th–15th Thur    Nov 20th    sewing 10.30–1.00 WED    Nov 26th    Refuge quilts 11.00–3.00 … Continue reading Diary dates


Our next show in May 2015 is getting publicity already. Have a look at the Quilters’ Guild website Region 5 News: The quilt top shown there is one I made from the William Morris scraps donated to us. My job at the next refuge day [on November 26th by the way] is to make the quilt sandwich. The backing is going to be made from a duvet cover I bought at Emmaus for £5. We … Continue reading Publicity