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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Town and Country Quilters March Club-night

With tripping around the country, its been a while since I attended a quilt club night, so it was nice to be back again.  It was a very busy night indeed, with one thing and another.  Sheryl Meech was our speaker for the evening, and brought along a crate or two of quilts to show us.    Sheryl is a very prolific quilter and belongs to the group of international textile artists, Fifteen by Fifteen.  You can read her profile here, (click on the link).

Sheryl likes to extend herself and enters many competitions and challenges, preferring to make her own designs.  Shown are just a few of the many small wall-hangings she brought along to show us.

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She had some lovely bed sized quilts as well, including this purple Baltimore quilt with a swag border.

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Sheryl’s lovely quilts

Sheryl was on double duty during the evening, as she had judged the club challenge.  She gave some excellent tips to those who entered a quilt, with the main one being to make sure that the entry complied with the theme. This year the challenge quilt had to reflect a book title.  The members at the meeting the voted for “Viewers Choice”.
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Checking out the Challenge entries

Diane won two prizes for her tear drop shaped entry, inspired by the book “Bridge across  my Sorrows”.  She won “Best Interpretation of the Theme”, and “Viewer’s Choice”.  Well done, indeed.

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Diane’s entry

It’s always great to see what the ladies bring along for Show and Tell.  Janneke was feeling very pleased with herself as she had just completed her La Passacaglia Quilt.  I heard a little whisper that several members are also working away on this intricate hand pieced design.

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Janneke with her La Passacaglia

And Cheryl is getting ready for camping and exploring our beautiful country.  With the recent purchase of a 5th Wheeler van, she has made two quilts to keep them cozy and warm on their travels.

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Two caravan quilts

And Barbara deserves an accolade for the cream and gold quilt she made for her daughter’s wedding – a seven year effort.  The photo doesn’t do the quilt justice, it is so lovely.

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Wedding quilt for Barbara’s daughter

After the meeting supper was served, the raffles were drawn, (not my number, again)  and there was plenty of chatter going on.  It was another interesting club night.

6 comments:

Karen S said...

You have a very productive and creative group. Love seeing the show and tell.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

what a lovely La Passacaglia Quilt, I was going to make that one once but I'm glad I turned it into a wall hanging instead after I made three of the rosettes otherwise it would have turned into a UFO.

Tired Teacher said...

The members created a nice variety of beautiful quilts. It's fun to see what others have made and to pick up ideas for projects.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Your Holiday Project will be quite beautiful, Jenny.
It is always great to see what your stitching friends have been making. I was intrigued by the guild challenge of interpreting a book title. Very interesting.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful show and tell Jenny loved seeing it all xx

Raewyn said...

Oh my goodness, what an inspiring night - so much creativitiy in your group! Thanks for sharing the photos!