Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Visit to Sticky Fingers Quilt Show

Last Saturday a group of our members travelled to Coppull to visit a super exhibition of quilts and allied crafts hosted by Sticky Fingers fabric shop in Spendmore Road. Great name for the road as it is certainly easy to "spend more" there with all the lovely fabric they stock.
The exhibition was held in the nearby Methodist Hall and Church.
 First we paid a visit to the shop and the "Next Door Cafe" where we indulged in yummy cakes and a cuppa all for the amazing price of £1 each.
Some fabulous work displayed in the hall...

 Loved these detailed samplers.

This batik quilt was a gorgeous colour palette and so well balanced.
 This excellent Bargello Tree Skirt was amongst the many items (too soon to mention the C word).

 Lovely sample quilt by this member of the group.
 We moved across into the church to see many more examples beautifully displayed across the pews.

 A creditworthy array of exceptional work.

Congratulations to all concerned for a fabulous exhibition.
Get stitching as there's only two more years before the next show!

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Sticky Fingers Exhibition & Makes Catch Up

A Foxy start to showing the makes from this week's "Show & Tell" at our meeting.
Mo is in the middle of making a long cushion and has appliquéd this fox design, then padded it out, Trapunto style. She has "Vermicelli" free machined around this quickly fellow and it all looks so effective.

Also if you pop over to Jo's blog (click HERE) you can enjoy a browse through 

Quay Quilters Exhibition

 that Jo visited in Kent, and be sure to scroll back over the last two days post to see a superb range of inspirational quilts. 

 Before we see any more works in progress, here's some information for those members joining our group trip on Saturday  .............. 

at  the Methodist Church and Hall,

Spendmore Lane, Coppull PR7 5BX, just along from the shop. 
This is our best exhibition yet, there arequilts, wallhangings, bags, cushions, table runners, fabric-covered boxes....the list goes on and on, and that's before we get to the displays of design work and final pieces from our City and Guilds students.The quality and quantity of the work is amazing!We have raffles, a tombola, fabric for sale, and refreshments with lots of lovely homemade cakes, so do try to come along - and bring a friend!There is plenty of on-street parking nearby, and a small carpark at the Church Hall for disabled use.The exhibition will be open from 10.00am - 4.00pm, and all proceeds will be donated to Pancreatic Cancer Action

Back to our own makes from this meeting. Everyone is busy getting their strips made towards their Quillows 
and there is a great variety of styles and subjects coming in.
The first photo, above, is of Irene's fabulous paper pieced strip in a rainbow of bright colours. 
I wonder what the other rows will bring us?
Marg M made those super ships, sailing by below and Lorna is the maker of the star strip. 
Margaret H is busy finishing off a hexagon project before she embarks on another handmade one... 

Pauline patiently continues working to get her hand stitched strips sewn to finish her quilt as you go quilt. 
 It's looking great and will be so worthwhile when it's finished, Pauline!
More makes to come soon to give you a taste of what we get up to, and to members, if your work isn't on this post it will be on the next one soon.
If you are interested in joining our lovely group there are still a couple of places available....
Due to a couple of our members having to leave us through health reasons, we are now able to offer their places in the group.
 If anyone can manage to get to Liverpool for two Wednesdays a month and would like to share quilting skills, fun and friendship, in a pleasant spacious environment, please leave a comment with contact info (which will not be published) and we will get back to you with full details. 
We have a mixed level of skills, styles and interests, and beginners are welcome but please note that,  whilst we have occasional workshops we do not have regular formal teaching sessions. As you can see on this blog, we also make smaller items such as bags, hangings, seasonal decorations and, each month we set a block challenge. 
We also make small items needed to help cancer patients.
As well as our quilting sessions we organise days out to shows and places of interest.
or just leave a message in the comments box below each post

Monday, 13 July 2015

More Results from 1st July

Val brought along this beautiful pure silk cushion to apply the bias strips in this lovely Celtic design. The fabric she is using comes for remnants of her daughter's bridesmaid dresses and she will make the cushion as a surprise keepsake for her.
Irene has completed her Celtic Braid table runner and it looks so effective in her choice of Christmas fabrics. 
It will certainly go well as a wall hanging too.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Busy hands!

A good mixed bunch of super, creditworthy makes from the group were shown after our AGM last Wednesday.

Welcome to Miriam, a new member we are pleased to have join us and who patiently sat through the meeting on her first visit.

Brenda had completed this wonderful hanging for a Silver Wedding Anniversary in her family. 
A lovely quote in fine embroidery from Brenda and the blue Suffolk Puffs  are so effective as cornflowers.
 I am sure when she presents it to Peter & Ann it will be treasured.
 Lorna has made another very effective strip towards our new challenge.  Quote a few of us need to get cracking and produce ours!
Marg is working on this cute panel quilting around the pictures. Great pictures and colour scheme. We look forward to seeing it finished.
 Mo has deigned some striking, contemporary, appliqué flowers in a bright mixed colour palette.
 Last but not least Lorna has two more members for the Zoo, or is it a Noah's Ark. I'm sure we'll find out when all the animals arrive.
Still more to come from this week's meeting in a day or two.