We met at the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday 8 June.
Jane Horner gave a wonderful demo of her (almost) singing and dancing overlocker machine (serger in US). She uses it very effectively and fast(!!) for patchwork, and showed us all how it is done – thank you, Jane!
Moya brought her shop Patchwork Plus.
Frances McCarthy told us with great enthusiasm about “#52blocks52weeks – Experiences of a weekly Block Party” that she is participating in.
This refers to a programme of 6″ quilt block patterns that are published online each week for a year (52 weeks, that’s why). Participants post photos of their weekly block on the dedicated Facebook group page, which is also where they get into contact with each other. If you go to the #52blocks52weeks website, you will find some more explanation how it works. The programme is run by the Canadian Quilters’ Association.
Frances showed us images of blocks that have been produced so far, halfway into the year, as well as her own blocks. What was especially striking, was the difference in blocks depending on colour choices, placement of dark and light, and the scale of the prints chosen for each block. Some blocks were fantastic, others just didn’t seem to work. We look forward to see what quilts will be produced from the project!
For our show and tell again some great work was shown off:
Bernie Kelly and Tina Hawkes showed their work from last month’s mystery block workshop:
Other beautiful works included some that travelled all the way from New Zealand with Frances Gamble who visited:
Many more showed off their inspiring projects, from panels to blocks, from small to large:
And Mary Palmer brought her award winning quilt that has come home from its travels:
We hope you all have a great summer, hopefully with some sunshine and a little stitching thrown in.
See you in September!