Friday, 16 May 2008

Sandra Meech

Sandra Meech will giving a talk entitled "An Artist's Approach to Stitched Textiles" at the next meeting which is on Friday 6th June. She is also giving a 2-day workshop on the 7-8th June about "Creative Sketchbooks".

Sandra Meech is an award-winning contemporary quilter, stitched textile artist and author of ‘Contemporary Quilts Design, Surface and Stitch" (2004) and the follow-up book "Creative Quilts - Inspiration, Texture & Stitch" (2006) . Both books are published by Batsford Publications.
She currently teaches, lectures and exhibits throughout the UK, Europe and North America. Originally from Canada, she was a graphic designer and illustrator before working in textiles.

She has own web-site at

Monday, 12 May 2008


4 new members were elected to the committee. The conclusion of the AGM was adjourned to the June meeting when the various positions on the committee will be decided.

There were a number of items for the show & tell. About 5 people brought in their pieces from the recent Joke Buursma workshop. See last post for pictures from the Joke workshop.

There were a number of beautiful English paper-pieced flowers which were made for a swap with Hungarian quilters.

Jean Kenzie brought in a beautiful quilt which can be seen below.

The challenge for May was "Double Trouble" where people would work in teams of 2 to produce a piece. Sadly, there were only 4 entries on the night (i.e. 2 teams), which was a pity as the entries were very interesting.