Saturday, 31 July 2010

Show n Tell May 2010

I'm always experimenting with our Show n Tell images - trying to find the best way to view them. I hope you enjoy the slideshow...

Sunday, 18 July 2010


Sunset QuiltI'd like you to see a quilt made by one of our members and someone who has been blogging for quite a while. It is a quilt made by the lovely Claire of Matching Pegs and quilted by Anita Ellis of Hillside Quilting.

We were very fortunate at the last Guild Meeting to have Anita present a very interesting talk to our members on preparing our quilts when we take the opportunity to have a professional quilter - quilt our heirlooms. Anita has replicated this discussion on her blog.

I have also had Anita do a special quilt for me - which was a gift for my Mum - I was very pleased with the result, and I'd like to show it here.

Happy sewing.

Flying Geese - no waste method

Good morning all quilters,

I've just spent a lovely hour browsing the quilt blogging world and came across this lovely tip for creating Flying Geese with minimal fabric wastage and wanted to share it with you all.

Here is the link to the Patch Pieces blog and the actual PDF File for making these flying geese.

Happy flying/sewing
Cheers Jennifer

[This image is courtesy of Linda Halpin's website. The above technique may not have been used to create this particular quilt - I just wanted to show "non quilters" what flying geese units can look like when joined together.]

Monday, 12 July 2010

Guild Meeting Thursday 15th July 2010

Our next guild meeting will be on Thursday 15th July at 7:30pm. 
Come along and receive some advice from our own Anita Ellis, from Hillside Quilting, on preparing our quilts for a machine quilter. Do you know how much extra backing is required? Do you know that the quilter can attach the binding? These questions, and Anita's journey, will be the topic of the evening. 

Come also and see the lovely Show n Tell made during the previous month and sit and sew with like minded quilters. 

Then on the following Saturday, 17th,  there is an additional sewing day from 10am. All are welcome.

Thursday, 8 July 2010