Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Joke Buursma Workshop 12th April

Joke Buursma gave her "Mended Circles" Workshop in Villiers School on the 12th April.

This workshop used either bonded or raw edge appliqued circles which were machine quilted using a variety of machine stitches. This was the perfect opportunity to use some of the fancier stitches on some of the machines.

After spending most of the day working on the pieces, eventually the pieces had to be stacked on top of each other and cut through. This part was a bit nerve-wracking in case the pieces were ruined!
This workshop was very much enjoyed by all the attendees. And quite unusually for a workshop, most peoples' pieces were almost finished by the end of the day.

And as can be seen from the picture below, everyone's pieces were all quite different because of the variations in fabric and stitch colour.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

April Meeting

Making something from a book/library book was the challenge for April.

Kate O'Donoghue was the winner on the night with her piece made with folded origami type squares.

Meg Kenny had a made a block using some beautiful batik fabrics.

Tracy Watson had a quilt top made in lovely autumnal colours.

Gillian Sheehan made a log cabin wallhanging with pictures of animals as the log cabin centre.

Gillian Killick mad an applique cushion cover.

Joke Buursma was the guest speaker on the night and she did a slideshow presentation on her work. Joke also brought a selection of some of her work and showed how she works through themes i.e. her zebra themed quilts.