QUILTS AT THE MILL
At Blackhall Mill Community Centre, Blackhall Mill.
The Fat Quarters 1st Quilt Exhibition
Saturday 12th July and Sunday 13th July
10 am – 4 pm
Workshops, demonstrations and much more
FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST
Saturday 12th July, 8pm onwards
‘An evening with Jenni Rayment’
@ Cronniwell Pub, Hamsterley
NOT TO BE MISSED
Sunday 13th July, 10am – 3.30pm
‘Workshop with Jenni Rayment’
Cost £40 includes fabric
Tel; 01207 565728 DETAILS
Time to shake out those quilts and hang them up for the Fat Quarters first quilt show. The count down has begun. It is quite daunting to think other people are going to be able to admire your work in public. I suppose its just show and tell on a bigger scale. Looking forward to seeing and hearing Jennie Rayment too. The Muslin Mistress is internationally known for her "Nipping and Tucking" technique of fabric manipulation and surface texture.
Now is the time to confess that I had never been to a quilt show before yesterday. So my long suffering DH and I set off to Belsay Hall for an exhibition of quilts presented by the Quilters Guild Northumberland and Durham branch. Set in the faded grandeur of Belsay Hall, the quilts really shone. There were all sorts of designs, fabrics, patterns and colours on show. From the traditional Durham whole cloth quilts to very modern designs. My favourites were two very different quilts by Susan Lax , "Birds, Butterflies and Baltimore Bouquets" and "Lindisfarne Castle" and Moira Bagnell's bed quilt inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh designs in silver.
I was also inspired to do more machine quilting by the free machine quilting done on silk by a number of quilters from a workshop by Elizabeth Spannring. Sorry there are no pictures I was scared off by the notices saying photography was for personal use only.
After all that my efforts this week are poor by comparison but here they are anyway.
Happy Birthday Helen! I made this little Garden Journal from Anni Downs "A Gardeners Journal" book for Helen's birthday, glad you liked it. My back stitch technique is improving, this time I stitched through a thin layer of wadding as well as the calico and it looks much neater than usual.
and work continues on the Nantucket quilt for the other Helen, my DS.