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Friday, August 27, 2010

August Quilt Club Night

Our speaker at Pinestream Quilters monthly meeting was one of our own, the lovely Jenny who talked about her beautiful flower quilts. Jenny makes the most amazing 3D flowers and leaves and told us a bit about her journey of discovery as she fused and manipulated fabric to behave as she wanted it to. For best results, use batiks, we were told, because of the higher thread count. Jenny brought along lots of examples of her lovely quilts to show us and we were amazed at the life like images she can create. There was a lot of interest shown, and I can see that the committee may well be asking her to teach a class or two.

DSCF4109 Jenny with one of her flower quilts

It is always interesting to see what arrives each month for Show and Tell. With our upcoming exhibition, there was a little less brought along this month, I think a lot of quilts are being kept under wraps for that. This pretty soft coloured teal and apricot wedding quilt had a secret. It was reversible, and was backed with another quilt top, made out of New Zealand fabrics.

DSCF4110 Wedding quilt

June brought along several quilts and tops made by her Shut-In Stitchers group. These ladies work with donated fabrics and sometimes have to wait quite some time to get the particular colour they want to work in. I was very taken with this very graphic two fabric quilt top.

DSCF4112 Quilt top by one of the Shut-In Stitchers

1 comment:

Maria said...

Beautiful Quilts and I love the "Poppy" wall hanging.