What a great day we had with Sylvia learning about her new book and seeing all the wonderful samples she made for it.
The book claims to have 10 projects in it, but the quilt alone has 9 patterns and then there is the winter table runner which I just fell in love with - full of snowflake patterns so great value for money - keep watching for the workshops!
Follow-up hospital appointments mean lots of waiting around so this time I took something 'nice' along to read; well how understated is that - this book is fabulous; Janet combines delightful little stories about her life and the inspiration for her memory quilt, with her line-drawings which makes this book very readable and memorable; THEN you get projects too!
I've already mentioned the Memory quilt, but there is also the Alphabet quilt and then taking those letters there is the poetry quilt: her's reads
Warm Sighing; quiet settled
but she gives you tips on how to translate your phrase into a quilt too - just brilliant!
Took the opportunity to wander round the exhibition - see lovely quilts and catch up with lots of our contributors.
Gail Lawther had her own exhibition of work on display - what a talented girl she is - and she has designed a new range of patterns - Enchanted Garden - which are now in the shop
Nancy of Lina Patchwork was there too - and we picked up a new pattern from her - Daisy Chain tablerunner, which would make a great little summer project.
Daisy Chain Designs and The Stitch Witch were also there - trading furiously - and promised to let me have some of their new kits- selling so fast that I wasn't allowed to take one away! - so keep an eye on the shop for those.
My lovely friends at Creative Quilting were dealing with the aftermath of a flood - restocking furiously - good job shop supplies were only down the road!
15 ladies joined Valerie and Maggie at the Denham De Vere Hotel and you can see they were hard at work. They all worked on their own projects but there was inspiration in the form of quilts on the wall and a small shop of goodies provided by Creative Quilting.
Want to join in the next one? - click here for more details - same hotel 8-9 October and Valerie will be joined by Sarah and Pauline from Pauline's Patchwork both offering classes - Sarah is the queen of using Jelly Rolls and Pauline will be sharing all things Christmassy.
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