April Meeting

12-04-2017

Spring is in the air, fine weather and beautiful spring flowers in bloom all over, providing plenty of inspiration for making fabulous floral quilts.

What an interesting talk we had at out April meeting, with our guest speakers from the charity Fine Cell Work. For anyone unfamiliar with Fine Cell Work, they are a charity that provide prisoners with the opportunity to learn how to sew, embroider and do tapestry. The work produced by the prisoners, mostly men, is beautiful.

Fine Cell Work have their own website where you can, find out more about their work in prisons, view finished samples of their extraordinary work and make online purchases. 

We were fortunate enough to see some of their lovely products at our meeting today:

         

April Show and Tell

baby quilts

          

      

                                                      

Guildford Quilters 2017 programme

12-04-2017

March Meeting

12-03-2017

As usual, our monthly meeting was packed full of interesting and lively discussion,news sharing, laughter and delicious cake.

Our guest speaker Alicia Merrett gave a wonderful talk about her journey as a quilter and showed us a collection of her stunning, contemporary quilts. No surprise that her workshop the following day was a sellout.

     

A selection of the many fidget mats our talented members have made for the dementia ward at a local hospital

   

Our members Show and Tell

   

   

February Meeting

11-02-2017

We all came down with Bunny Fever at our February meeting as we hopped from table to table to make three different types of Easter crafts as gift ideas for our 2018 exhibition. The village hall was a hive of activity as our members kept their hands busy and bunnies were born by the dozen.

  

 

Another new project our members are getting involved in is making fidget mats for the Royal Surrey Hospital. They are a great comfort to the patients suffering with dementia who enjoy the stimulation they get from exploring the textures and images on their mats. These beautiful fidget mats are another example of how quilts can give comfort to people, like our baby quilts for the Royal Surrey Hospital and the beautiful Project Linus Quilts that our members have made. Thank you for showing us how to make them Mandy.

     

                                                                                 Alphabet Quilt for 2018 Exhibition raffle.

Thank You Ladies

11-01-2017

Carol and I would like to say a big thank you to all the ladies in GQ for our lovely presents, card and cake.  We have thoroughly enjoyed being your Chair and Vice Chair for the last three years.  It's now time for us to put our feet up and get on with some quilting of our own.  While we are no longer members of the Committee, we'll still be around and turning up like bad pennies!  You can't get rid of us that easily!

Happy quilting.

Kirsteen