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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.