Free Motion Machine Quilting Workshop – October 2018
Led by Julie Ingram Johnson this workshop aimed to enable the complete novice free motion quilter to “have a go” in a safe environment, whilst also encouraging those of us who had tried it before to challenge ourselves and push the boundaries.
With quilt sandwiches thoughtfully provided by Julie we started in the morning with some nervous and wobbly shapes – somehow several of us seemed to have a left hand list to our freehand stars! As confidence progressed the shapes we were attempting became much more recognisable and by lunchtime several people were experimenting with pictorial pieces, such as umbrellas, plants and flowers, and topical figures. After lunch we were all keen to start pushing boundaries and there was much divergent work ranging from a variety of contemporary infill patterns to a depiction of Mount Fuji (or was it Mount Doom?). A few examples are shown below, there are more on the Gallery page of this website.
Thanks go to Julie for giving us the confidence to be more experimental, and also for sharing with us her tip for how to free motion quilt a pattern on a whole quilt with relative ease. Want to know how? - ask someone who attended the workshop and we will explain the idea.
Fibonnaci Workshop – April 2018
Eager to learn in a practical way how maths relate to our hobby of quilting, 20 keen stitchers assembled one Saturday to bravely have a go at re-creating an interpretation of the Fibonnaci sequence in cloth under the patient guidance of Sheena Roberts, Green Man Quilts. We cut in strips, we labelled it, sewed it together, cut it up again (this took a leap of faith!), labelled it and reconstructed it. (In between we did eat some cake.) Look what we produced!
We meet at 7.30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at:
The Wesley Room,
40, High Street,
Please note - this is a new venue from January 2017.
Phone: Jane 07737 561 194
Our next meeting:
Tuesday February 12th
We will welcome
from Cupcake Cottons, who will be demonstrating an easy way to layer up your quilt.
Visitors - £5 - to be deducted from membership fee if you join the group