Our February meeting saw all hands on deck making items for our exhibition sales table as we push full steam ahead towards May. Our members are producing a good selection of beautifully crafted items to sell. Members also brought along some of the beautiful quilts they have made to show us.
Happy New Year everyone.
We started our quilting year with our Annual General Meeting and a discussion about our upcoming exhibition in May. Plans are well underway for our exhibition and the next few months will be very busy! Some of our talented members brought their beautiful quilts in to show us and give us inspiration for 2019.
One of our members made these beautiful fidget mats for Dementia patients at the Royal Surrey Hospital.
A highlight of our quilting year is the annual fabric sale at Farnham Maltings every January which was extremely well attended this year with lots of gorgeous fabric to be had at good prices. The cake was great too!!
Words are what talented textile artist Sarah Impey loves to work with. Drawing on her career as a political journalist, Sarah's incredible quilts are filled with the words that inspire her. In her own words,Sarah states 'I am interested in the stitched word: the point at which the visual, verbal and textural come together.'
Sarah's quilt designs are very original and unique, pushing the boundaries of what a quilt actually is to the extreme. She has exhibited her quilts extensively, both at home and abroad,and anyone who hasn't seen her impressive textile art,when you do,unlike Sarah you will be lost for words.
Our own talented members shared some of their beautiful quilts with us too.
Our members have also been busy making quilts for Project Linus, and I am sure these beautiful and colourful quilts will bring some much needed comfort to children who are experiencing difficulty in their young lives.
Our October meeting gave us the opportunity to snap up a few bargains at our members annual stash sale. We also continued making items for our May 2019 exhibition sales table.
A few of our members exhibited their beautiful quilts at the Quilters Guild Region 2 quilt show at Hever Castle in September and one of our very talented members, Doreen Plumridge won the visitors choice prize. These photos of their exhibition quilts were taken by member Jan Godding, who also entered a quilt.