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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Town and Country Quilters March Club Night

Our quilt club night had rolled around again, and a bunch of happy quilters met in the hall.  I handed in the blocks I had made for the charity quilt, and the other  blocks for the raffle quilt.  The charity quilts are an ongoing project and block patterns were handed out for another easy pattern to stitch up this month.  Raffles were drawn – and sadly, my numbers were once again not called out.  Perhaps one of these months I’ll finally win a raffle prize.

Show and Tell is always interesting.  Heather showed her quilt made from Japanese inspired fabric panels given to her by her daughter.  She added extra fabrics and embellishments and the end result is this stunning quilt.

P3110006 Heather’s quilt started life as panels

Kathryn’s Celtic quilt was started in Symposium – and what a beauty it is.  All that intricate Celtic swirling binding carefully stitched down is certainly a work of art.

P3110005Kathryn’s Celtic quilt

The kits for these cute little make-up bags were purchased as kits during an Australian holiday.  I didn’t quite catch the name of who made these.

P3110009Little make-up bags with stitchery panels

Our speaker for the evening was Liz from Angels in Gumboots quilt shop, in Ashhurst.  Liz started her working life as a trained scientist working at DSIR – and in a complete turn around, is now a partner in her shop Angels in Gumboots.  Cross stitching was her first love, then she told us about her quilting journey.

P3110001 Liz from Angels in Gumboots

Liz is still very fond of one of her early quilts, foundation pieced pine trees.  And I rather liked the purple and green bed quilt with stitchery panels

P3110002 Pine trees quilt

P3110003Pretty stitcheries on this quilt

An extra special quilt was the cat quilt made for her daughter as a graduation gift.  Liz’s daughter has brown Burmese cats, rather like these happy little critters.

P3110004  Graduation cat quilt

When the meeting had concluded the ladies flocked around the stall which Liz had set up with goodies from her shop.  There were patterns, fat quarters, and jelly rolls galore.  I left them to their bargain hunting and went and had a cuppa.

P3110008 Looking for a bargain or two

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