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