Sunday, 7 January 2018

African Hangings and the Last of Christmas Makes 2017

Sorry this post is somewhat late but I'm sure you'll agree that we've all been so busy and I will close up the old year really well with several African hangings and quite a bit of Christmas activity.
 Happy New Year to everyone and I hope you will make 2018 a creative one.

Thanks to Pat Mac who gave us a really enjoyable workshop where we made African themed wall hangings with batik backgrounds and effectively appliquéd silhouettes of animals and people.
The fabulous finished results are coming in gradually......
from Michelle

from Josie
A background from Jo before the appliqué was applied
by Maureen
Don't be fooled by Marie's folk style skirt.....

It's really a super huge Christmas Tree base cover that Kathy is making!

Val has just finished this lovely quilt for a little member of her family in time for Christmas.
Mo's creativity produced this fabulous unusual wreath using recycled old jewellery
For our Christmas get together and our last meeting of the year we enjoyed mince pies and raffles and

big thanks go out for the Pass the Parcel, which was kindly provided by Val. Some funny ones and some little treasures but lots of laughs both in opening the wrappings as well as the contents. .

It was a shame to unwrap it!
Josie, our chairperson, presented Sue with a gift in recognition and thanks for all her work upon retiring as our group treasurer.
Veronica showed us some lovely makes (above). A Celtic table centre and a mediaeval design wallhanging made in rich velvet.
Last, but certainly not least, Lorna made this striking modern quilt as a gift for her niece.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Christmas Fete at St Mary's

It was a good day at the Christmas Fete despite the bad weather, wind and rain all day, people (and even Father Christmas) paid us a visit. We took hardly any items back home with us and a fair bit of cash has gone between a charity, our group and some to the church funds. Thanks to everyone who supported and helped us.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Patchwork Windmill Bags

Today at Cornerstone Quilters we returned to a modicum of normality after all the work putting together our recent successful exhibition. 
We enjoyed an easy project making Windmill tot bags from panels which members  prepared in advance at home.
It is so interesting to see the many different choices of fabrics, patchwork and colour ways selected by the group.

Two of our group members celebrated special birthdays and so we send congratulations and all good wishes to Joan and Marj.
Big thanks go to Joan who brought in a gorgeously decadant cake that she made for us to share.

Panels ready to be sewn together into bags

The bag (above)  was made from panels cut from random scraps sewn together (see pic below)