So long farewell to our usual meeting place. The amazing Mybearpawcraft shop, there are times it hits me that we are sitting in the wonderful Jo Averys shop surrounded by her incredible class samplers ... Pretty cool!But we are a popular bunch and other want to join and there are only so many quilters we can fit in. So being an amenable bunch we looked for new premises and are going to try out Cluny church hall. Come back next month for a report on how that is working out. We were a select few for this months meeting, holidays etc. But it's quality not quantity you know 😬 Cathleen who'd off her bee blocks, love the colour palette, again a simple block but uber effective.
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We always have a giggle at the Guild meetings, Janice was showing us her gorgeous Winnie the Pooh quilt when someone shouted out 'shiny pooh'!!!!
Sometimes it's the small things! It is a gorgeous quilt. And right now I think we all need something to make us giggle.
Now I'm not normally a fan of green but that's the great thing about the guild, it challenges your assumptions, gets you out of your comfort zone and shows you a different side to things. I love this green quilt!
Bee block time! Sue recieved a fantastic array of flying geese block, looking forward to seeing what she makes with it.
New friends! We love making new chums, here is Cathy showing us a gorgeous bag she made. We had a spare slot because sadly last month was Janes last meeting, she has moved to pastures new down in the borders. Good news though is that she is setting up a modern quilt guild down there so I know we will still meet up.
So it is fabulous to say hello Cathy! And even more good news, Lucy will be rejoining us next month after a sabbatical. New chums old chums, that's what it's all about!
Oh you know we just hang with internationally renowned designers like Jo Avery and get to admire in person her amazing quilts!! (Squee!!) I loved this Fujiwhara quilt when I first saw it in Today's Quilter. I was really really really hoping we would get to see it in the fabric flesh, and we did! Stunning.
Who doesn't like a bit of Kaffe?? Fiona choose big blocks to show off these bold prints. Fab.
Big to small! Cathlenes beautiful secret garden mini.
Awwwww just how cute it this!! Barbara with her Elizabeth Hartman lap quilt, just too sweet!
Great use of flying geese. Sheenas sewing machine cover made from an FMQ workshop with Jo.
Katy shows off the mini she received from Robin in the recent hand pieced mini swap, beautiful work as ever from Robin.
The Riley Blake challenge was indeed challenging this year but I think you will agree that Katy rose magnificently to it!
Sometimes just a few colours and a classic pattern is all you need as Sue demonstrated with her take on the classic Dresden plate.
Oooohhhh what's up for next months bee blocks then? Some HST fun from Lindsey.
Talking of bees, look what Barbara made with the bee blocks she received!
Mmmmmm cake, cherry and chocolate brownies no less, cracking.
Wow, the detail is so fine I didn't really get a picture that would do justice to this amazing mini by Tatyana, incredible quilting, just stunning.
Lastly I got to show off the Tula Pink butterfly quilt I made in 30s repro fabrics.
That's it for this month, see you in July when we will be sampling the delights of "le petit mort" :-)