Friday, 4 December 2009

Staffordshire Patchwork & Quilters'

The meeting was a little different than usual, t'was party night.... The organisers had invited three ladies to come along and give us short demonstrations...
This one was so cool, you know how we think we don't need the 'slivers' of fabric? the ones we throw away unless we are stuffing things... the ones you might get from cutting the folds off instead of wasting time ironing them out... look what you could be making..... Alison was demonstrating these little cuties... she invented them all by her very self whilst fiddling with the tiny bits one day..... brilliant! and what a great thing to do with those cute buttons we can get these days....

This is Zigzags quilt shop... they demonstrated little gift tags made using lutrador and painted newspaper, and tiny little gift boxes, and greeting cards too... all quite useful. Ineke Berlyn is going to be at their shop in Newport tomorrow, signing books and available to chat with... Zigzags doesn't have a web page just yet but it is under construction.

This demo was fabulous, I didn't catch the lady's name but she was lovely and made fabulous art out of stuff we generally throw away... she gave us permission to eat chocolates and sweets, just so we can save the lovely wrappers! now that's a winner!!!!! back on track.... she starts by painting bondaweb... underwonderwonderunder... I forget what she called it, anyway, it was so good that I am going to organise full day workshop with her. She can do it for 10 ladies... I will let you know when I have news.

We had a short 'show and tell' at the end of the evening. Great colours in this one.....

One lady had made this as a Christmas gift for her grandson, can you see the lighthouses? She should get a huge hug from him for this one eh!
It was a good evening, we had fruit punch, tea & coffee and a pot luck buffet, a raffle, a snowflake competition and the 3 demo's... a good evening all round!

1 comment:

maggi said...

Sounds like it was a good meeting. Had to miss it owing to poorly car which is going in to be fixed on Monday.