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Thursday, 16 March 2017

More Marvellous March Makes!

It's all happening! We have booked our exhibition for July, sent off advance notices to magazines and the Quilters Guild so now we are really pulling out all the stops to make items to exhibit, or for our sales table and the tombola. 
It's really exciting to see the variety of makes at "Show & Tell" each meeting.
Time flies and we need every spare minute we have to create a really worthwhile, creditworthy show.
Members have really risen to the challenge so, well done and thanks to all.
Save the dates and join us for a great welcome at our special event. 
Details will remain at the end of each post from now until the show.
Here is another wonderful array for this week.

Pat Mc has nearly finished a really pretty small quilt. Lovely floral fabrics and colour palette.
Two fantastic bags made by Mo. One shopper and one handbag sized.
Jo made several patchwork clocks.
and an apron made from scraps, to wear at the exhibition.
Cushions galore came in and we already have a stock of around 70 towards our target of 100 towards the tombola.
Three from Lorna
From Caroline
From Marie
The next two were made by Jo but the hand embroidered centre panels were kindly donated by a friend's late sister Evelyn. 
One panel is Edinburgh Castle.
The other is Shakespeare's birthplace.
Also from Jo, 4 hand stitched hexigon cushions.
Any one for tea and cakes? A great apron made by Caroline
Two lovely table runners from Irene and dozens of super key rings
Marie made lots of small items including these tea cosies, which she modelled with Irene!!! Nice but nutters! 


Plant pot pin cushions from Marie will be a real novelty and these two fashionable Rag Bags will suit the trendy young girls.
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Thank you for dropping in to see all our group has been up to this week and make sure you save the details, below, so you don't miss our July show.

Cornerstone Quilters
Summer Show
Friday 28th & Saturday 29th July 2017
                    10am - 4pm
                      Admission £2
at
 The Millennium Centre, St Mary’s Church,
 West Derby Village, Liverpool, L12 5EA
               
Exhibition of Quilts
Tombola
           Quilt Raffle
Sale of Handmade Goods
Fabric Trader
Refreshments
Full disability access and limited parking.

For further information contact Jo - email  sewjo@hotmail.com

Friday, 3 March 2017

Great Quilty Makes for March - Show & Tell

A bright start for March, by Pat B, with this fabulous, vibrant, quick quilt made from random length 2.5 inch strips and contrasting 2.5 squares. Such a good way to use up remnant fabric with a great result.



















The backing was well selected by Pat.

Lorna has been really industrious making a great collection of attractive handy bags towards our exhibition sales table.




Joan completed the very first bag she has ever made and showed us this fabulous tote in a really amazing fabric. 
Caroline has been doing well making "Rob Peter to Pay Paul" blocks which will be made into cushions for our tombola stall.
Jo has started making cushions from the arrow blocks she made from strip scraps and here's the first one completed.
Jo also started Block of the Week, but really didn't enjoy making them, so this one and only result was made into yet another tombola cushion.
Jo recently found this, long lost panel, half made and has at last finished it. Lots of detail for "Penelope Patchwork" for her crafty trips! Spot the tiny pencil and ruler in her pocket and that bag full of Liberty fabric.

Well done to all group members, keep up the good work. It's only just under 5 months to our exhibition and we need much more lovely makes for it to be a success.

Full details nearer the date but, for now, early details for your future planning;

Cornerstone Quilters Summer Exhibition
Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July, 10am - 4pm
in the Millennium Centre, St Mary's Church
West Derby Village

Liverpool 12




Thursday, 9 February 2017

Rob Peter to Pay Paul Block - Cushion Collective

Second meeting of the year and the cushions are bouncing in as all our members practice this block on spare fabric before venturing on to make their next sets for our group quilt. As a result the practice blocks haven't been wasted and have been made into these lovely cushions for our tombola stall.  
It's  a fabulous way to show how different the same block looks just by changing colours and fabrics.



Sue will be taking a holiday soon and she has prepared a pack to take along for a little hand sewing. Seeing how tiny some of the pieces are "Little" is certainly the key word!



Bright coloured hexagons ready to make more cushions...

Irene's machine embroideries will make perfect items for our sales table.
Pop back soon as there are so many more items to showcase.

Monday, 9 January 2017

First Meeting of 2107

What a creditworthy start to 2017 by our members who produced so much after the Christmas and New Year holidays. 
Josie started us all off with a demo and showed us how to make the "Rob Peter to Pay Paul" block that we will all make towards the group quilt for our July exhibition. 
First we started with scrap fabric and we made sample blocks to learn and perfect the pattern before we moved on to use the special fabric to make the show quilt.
Hopefully all the samples will go towards making cushions for the raffle.


Lorna had started hexagons for a new project.
Maria arrived with two lovely raffle cushions inspired by a recent donation of buttons.
She also made a handy microwave bowl holder.
Brenda is taking her time and enjoying making two sets of reindeer and Santa's sleigh for next Christmas. Great detail  and they will be so effective.


Lovely to see Kathy back amongst looking good us after her recent operation and she was also working ahead to finish another Christmas mantle drape.

Josie had started making some handy towel hangers for the sales table at our July show....
Keep up all the good work everyone and we will have an excellent display to our credit for our show in July.