Well I think it is safe to say that the Golf Tavern in Edinburgh really didn't know what to do when the EMQG crew rocked up to their door!
Oh yes, when we need an alternative venue for a meeting we just go to the pub. Well we are a Modern quilt guild!
Jane had booked us all a table and off we went.
I was very very grateful that my new camera phone was good at taking pictures in low light ...
First up were last months bee blocks, here are some of the ones for Jane, she gave us all a square of this fab bicycle fabric and we had to add some simple borders. Another great example of a simple block showcasing some lovely fabric.
Now for our bumper crop of shows and tells.
Does this look familiar? It's Janes quit! The quilting done by our very own long arm talent - Tatyana, can you see the amazing quilting?
Janes next show and tell was this gorgeous hand printed fabric, how brilliant is this! If you can't find fabric you like, just make your own. The EMQG is a crew of many talents.
I need to make a beach tote for the Rural, I did try to appropriate this one by Tatyana but she was having none of it, I don't blame her either, if this was mine I would hold onto it! Love the fabric Tatyana. Stunning work as ever.
Swaps always need extras and what is nicer and more practical than a one hour basket? With cute hexies too. Like I said, you have a very lucky swap partner Robin.
Cute inside fabric too!
How fabulous to see all of Barbara's bee blocks put together. Some simple white sashing really shows off these gorgeous blocks.
It's a hard life taking pictures at the guild sometimes! But everyone just gets so excited, and who can blame us! Audrey had us all well jealous when she showed us a HUGE stack of fabric. She asked her Australian friend to bring her 4 fat quarters ... Well bless him (he's a keeper, I heard someone whisper) he brought back what looked like 40 fat quarters!
Things calmed down a bit so I could get a better picture of the stack of fabric!
Margaret brought along this adorable feather cushion.
Awwwwww how cute is this!! An adorable bib made by Janice, the smile on Robins face says it all, c'mon it's making you smile too!
Next up is Janice again with her jelly roll quilt, all hand quilted, my poor camera phone was struggling at this point so you will just have to take my word that the hand quilting is stunning.
And the back is pretty nifty too!
Last but not least is ... me! I can't remember who was taking photos but thank you! Here is my giant Lilysquilt Dresden from Love patchwork and quilting magazine. You can't see it too well in this low light but it is all Japanese fabrics.
I have to say the patrons of the Golf Tavern seemed to be quite sang froid about the EMQG crew taking over their pub and oohing and ahhhhing over various quilts and blocks. Thank you Golf Tavern, we had a blast, but then again, we always do!