It’s been such a long time since our last meeting of the Town and Country Quilters, so it was great to meet up with everyone again. There was lots of news to get through. Our club runs Quilt Fest later in the year, and there needs to be a fundraising raffle quilt, of course, so we were asked to stitch up a few batik blocks for this. The club’s stock of charity quilts has been exhausted, and Leigh had the block pattern available for this worthy cause.
The movers and shakers in our club from Symposium were thanked, and several were asked to speak about their experiences. Paula talked about the huge task of hanging the quilts, Helen related her day as an Angel helping one of the tutors with her class, Heather told of her White Glove duties at the exhibition, and Linda talked about arranging transport to take quilters and day trippers between the two main venues. We can all appreciate what a huge amount of effort goes into running such a big a big show.
Show and Tell was next – not a huge amount of quilts on show this month, as most put their efforts into quilts for the recent Symposium. Janneke had brought along her hand appliquéd Happy Elephants quilt.
Dianne showed us her wall-hanging made of lovely glowing silk fabrics. She had seen a version of this quilt some time ago and wanted to make one for herself.
Dianne’s silk wall-hanging
And Kaye had been hard at work lately. She purchased a quilt kit from one of the merchants at Symposium and whipped it up in no time at all. As well as being pretty in pink, it is soft and cuddly in Minky fabric.
This one has the interesting name of “My Brain is Full”. Yvonne liked the sound of that name so started this quilt in a Symposium class. A nice easy to put together pattern, she said, with big and little squares.
As we moved into the supper room for a cuppa, I picked up instruction sheets for the charity quilt blocks, plus the batik blocks for Quiltfest. That will keep me busy for a wee while. But I must remember to do them early – there is nothing worse than leaving them till the last minute and rushing about like a flea in a fit!