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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Town and Country Quilters Club-night

I went along for my second meeting at my local quilt club last night, the Town and Country Quilters.  The club held their AGM last month, and the new committee was introduced to the meeting. 

DSCF5293 Town and Country Quilters banner

Some of the members recently attended a table runner class organised by the club and brought along their completed runners for “Show and Tell”.  It is always interesting to see how different the same pattern looks in different colour palettes. I imagine the table runners were made to fit in with the decor at each particular home.

DSCF5294 Selection of table runners

There is a huge amount of work in this lovely Christmas Block of the Month quilt.  Each appliqué block is composed of many pieces, are beautifully embellished.  This will be a family heirloom, I’m sure.

DSCF5295Christmas BOM quilt

DSCF5296-001Close-up of reindeer block

Another interesting quilt was inspired by Greit Lombard’s “Block-a-Day” quilt which was featured in the New Zealand Quilter magazine.  This version is just as much work, with each block combining both hand and machine stitching, then joined together with feather stitch, and finished with a Suffolk Puff at each intersection.  This definitely required quite a close study to appreciate the different stitching in each block.

DSCF5297   Block-a-Day quilt

Seems there was a story behind this pretty pastel quilt.  It started off looking quite different, but the maker encountered a hiccough along the way, and it evolved into this design.  Nothing wrong with that at all, making the finished quilt original and rather unique.

DSCF5298Pretty pastel quilt

No speaker was arranged for this monthly meeting, and people were encouraged to spend some time over supper doing hand work.  Out came the knitting needles, some stitcheries, a little appliqué, and a binding or two stitched down.  There were plenty of books on offer at the club library, I must investigate this next month when hopefully I will be accepted as a fully fledged member.   This club seems to be very vibrant with friendly ladies, and I look forward to attending the monthly meetings, and getting to know the members.


Lis Harwood said...

Enjoy your new group, it will be lovely to get to know your new quilting friends and neighbours. Love the idea of Suffolk Puffs at intersections (especially if those intersections are not spot on!!)

Frances Leate said...

Some lovely work Jenny and I particularly like the Christmas quilt. Pleased that you have found a friendly local group to join. Take care.

Katie said...

What is a Suffolk puff???

Jenny said...

Thanks ladies, for your comments.

Katie - you may know Suffolk Puffs by the other name of Yoyos.