Compton Quilters is moving!

06-06-2018

Isabel Hall of Compton Quilters is moving to a new address from 07/06 for anyone wanting to use her longarm quilting service. Her new address will be Holly Lodge, 36A Hersham Road, Walton on Thames,Surrey, KT12 1JJ.

Her phone number 01932 844630 and email isihall@aol.com have not changed

Quilt Challenge for Guildford Quilters members

25-05-2018

Guildford Quilters are invited to join in our quilt challenge. The theme is 'Natures Patterns' and the maximum size the quilt can be is 18"x12".The entry fee is £2 and you will receive a 7" square piece of the sample fabric, of which at least 50% must be used in the quilt. The fabric cannot be dyed. The quilts will be judged at our Christmas meeting.

A 2 inch sleeve and a label must be attached to the back of the quilt.

May Meeting

11-05-2018

Our meeting in May was made all the more enjoyable by our guest speaker,the very talented quilter Lesley Symes. Lesley brought so many of her beautiful quilts to show us and on hearing from her that these were only a third of the quilts she had made, it did leave us wondering if she actually ever slept!  All her quilts were gorgeous, and the cherry on the top was that she brought along a few of her heritage quilts that she has collected over the years, including a postage stamp quilt dating back to the late1800's.

                 

      

One of our own talented members made these lovely quilts and shared them with us for Show and Tell.

     




April Meeting

12-04-2018

Our meeting in April was a very enjoyable and entertaining Question and Answer session with a panel of our members answering questions such as what their favourite quilting gadget was and why; what thread is best to use, for example, whether polyester cotton was suitable for sewing quilts and whether fabric should be washed before use. Needless to say we all went away experts thanks to our lovely panel.

One of our talented members has been busy re-covering an armchair with patchwork pieces and it looks sensational. 

Another of our talented members drew inspiration from the talk Theresa gave on Japanese Boro and Sashiko quilting and made this beautiful bag



March Meeting

17-03-2018

What a treat we had at our March meeting with twenty of our members bringing along their first and last quilts to show us, and also share their quilting journeys by telling us a little about the stories behind them. It is incredible to see just how talented our members are and how varied all their quilts are. The morning just seemed to fly by and it would have been very easy to spend another hour enjoying our quilters and their quilts.

And not forgetting the photos of our talented members showing us their quilts.