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Friday, June 12, 2015

Town and Country Quilters June Club Night

It was a dark and dismal night for our meeting, but then, it is winter after all.  Once the heaters were turned on, the hall soon warmed up.  Club announcements were made, the raffles were drawn (no, not me yet again), and then the ever popular Show and Tell took place.  Lois told us the story of her soft and pretty embroidered baby quilt.  She took the blocks along to embroider during a trip with her family to Europe several years ago.  With a new grand-child on the way, these blocks are now assembled into a baby quilt, and the new parents will no doubt remember seeing them being stitched while everyone enjoyed their overseas holiday.

P6100026 Embroidered baby quilt

Dianne had brought along a baby quilt too, this one in shades of autumn tones with a blue border.

P6100014Dianne’s baby quilt

We were all most impressed with Avon’s lovely tote bag.  It was made from a pair of “sewing room” panels and very heavily embellished with beads, buttons and threads.  It was well worth a closer look and we all admired all the detail.  I know I had a couple of these panels tucked away somewhere – wonder where I put them?  

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P6100027 Avon’s tote bag

Our speaker for the evening was Jo Kirk, who opened up the local quilt shop Krazy Cow some years ago.  Jo was a very entertaining speaker, and told us about her quilting journey. She loves her weekly get-togethers with her quilting group, and by the sound of it, they get up to all sorts of adventures together.   Like most of us, her taste and style has changed over the years – she enjoyed using her own hand dyed fabric and had several colourful versions of her work to show us.  Panels featuring wild animals were also a favourite for a while, and she has also designed and made some lovely quilts with a New Zealand flavour.  Knitting is also an enjoyable past-time, and I loved the cute little kiddies ponchos she brought along to show us.

P6100024Jo’s knitted ponchos and one of her New Zealand quilts

Neutrals seem to be a favourite colour way these days, and Jo had several quilts to show using these colours.

P6100021 Cats and flowers

P6100020Scarecrow quilt

Supper followed, time for a chat and catch up, and another very interesting club night came to an end. 

1 comment:

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Jenny, I just love that combination of embroidery and quilting. What a lovely gift to a grandchild. I was also interested in the embellished panels...I'm not sure I would have thought of doing that but makes such sense.