There was a good attendance at our March club night. After the usual messages Yvonne gave a tribute to Life Member (and Sew Wot friend) Pam Retter who had recently passed away. The guest speaker was Debbie Jacques from Ashhurst who told us of her quilting journey. And about her working life – after many years of being a hairdresser Debbie now works in the family business as a furniture restorer. She told us how she particularly enjoyed the challenge of restoring several old Singer sewing machine cabinets.
Debbie talking about her first quilt
Debbie had brought along a great selection of quilts which showed how her tastes and skills had changed over the years. Her first quilt had a muted colourway and subsequent quilts got brighter and brighter. We were amazed when we saw the optical illusion quilt, an amazing design from a Russian designer. Debbie always likes to try something new, she said.
Debbie’s amazing optical illusion quilt
I took my recently finished quilt “Whipped Cream and Raspberries” along for Show and Tell. And there were lots of other lovely quilts brought along too. Like this beauty from Greit, embellished with her trademark hand embroidery.
Made by Greit
Another which caught my eye was a lovely cozy wool quilt which Kathy brought along. Just look at those lovely warm colours.
Kathy’s woolen quilt
It was a nice evening, and great to catch up with other members again. But as usual, I missed out on the raffle prizes again. Never mind, I’ll try my luck again at the next meeting.