June Meeting

14-06-2017

Our June meeting started off with a very interesting talk by Liz Betts, about iconic British company Liberty. The focus of her talk was the post 1960 years and the use of Liberty fabrics by quilters. Liz brought along some lovely Liberty fabric samples pictured below.

                   

Our members brought along some beautiful quilts to our popular Show and Tell. It is always such a pleasure to share their quilting projects and draw inspiration from them.

           

        

         

Our members have also been busy making beautiful items for our 2018 exhibition sales table

   

             

May Meeting

23-05-2017

Two members of the Quilters Guild from Region 2 came to our May meeting to tell us how to set up a quilting group for children. They are running their own groups teaching children how to hand and machine sew, and these have been a great success.

 We also spent time doing mini workshops learning how to make items for the sales table at our exhibition next April. 

Our members brought along some beautiful and much needed baby quilts and fidget mats for the Royal Surrey hospital.They are always gratefully received.

            

 Some of the lovely items made by a group of children with the help of ladies from the Quilters Guild

     

Our members enjoying the mini workshop on items for our 2018 exhibition sales table

          

Three beautiful quilts made by our members

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