Tuesday, 25 January 2011

January Meeting

We had a reasonably good turn out on a wet and windy night for the first meeting of the New Year.

Nikki Foley of The Sewing Shed, bought along her shop and a visitor! She was accompanied by Jim West of Sew Many Places – the quilting tour company from the US. Jim outlined some the activities of his company for the coming year and also told us about the online magazine he publishes – www.quiltposium.com.

Nikki also reminded us that the Sewing Shed offers free postage in Ireland for all orders.

The High Plains quilt along with its matching cushion cover was unveiled in all its glory. The next set of blocks was handed out for our own quilt and cushion, which we plan to raffle at some point in the future.

Our speaker was Rebecca Palmer who talked about the part our computer has to play in our quilting, from shopping to tutorials and friendship. She brought along a block swap quilt that she had made with people from the US, Canada and Australia. Her talk gave us the first opportunity to try out our much awaited new projector, which performed beautifully.

Meg demonstrated her technique for transforming an image into fabric, with a fabulous array of samples and images.

Last preparations were made for Tracy’s New York Beauty workshop and members were reminded about the Villier’s sewing day on Sunday 16th.

The challenge was won by Chris Palmer who made a delightful coffee cosy. This is good time to remind everyone that next month’s challenge is ‘a Lavender Bag’.

Pictures to follow as soon as I work out how to do it!!!! RP

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