Monday, 11 November 2019

We Do Have SOME Patchwork!

Even though there was a lot of other crafts being tackled at group this week.

Like Kay's beaded necklace 
 Shirley's Tree Decoration
And  Maureen's coat hanger covers

Lots of knitting in the room.

I think that is so the ladies can talk as they work! 😝

 Muriel was putting the finishing touched to her McKenna Ryan designed Christmas quilt

 Val had joined in with the Christmas Block of the Month quilt, but instead of joining her blocks she is making separate quilts that will be used as table mats on the Festive dinner table

 That's going to be one smart table Val!

 And here is a very cute Festive wall hanging having the binding sewn down


Next Week is our Project week, and we are doing
                                                          Festive Four Corners

Here are the items that we will be making 

 Head over to the Diary Page for the requirements lists

Don't forget that the Children In Need Rickshaw Challenge will be traveling through Higham and Rushden on Thursday this week 
  Red line shows the route

Track the progress here

If you are about on Thursday please get out to cheer them on!!

Monday, 7 October 2019

Busy Monday - And MORE Cakes!!

 Our Honorable Secretary had arranged a Memory Walk to raise funds for The Alzheimers Society
 And she had raised over £1000 for this cause.
 So today we held a very nice Raffle and were treated to some more scrummy cakes and another £100 was added to the pot.

Well Done Carol  👏👏👏👏👏

Well done to June too,  who has finished her first pair of knitted socks 

 And Another Well Done to Mrs Beal who used up lots of stash fabrics to make this quilt for a new baby. 

Back in the room, Debbie was working on some embroidered blocks for a Christmas themed quilt

Annette was adding detail to a block made from her scraps ......
 that will finish as this lovely quilt

Maria has already made two of these Teddy Bears and had started on her third

Hazel has used some really pretty fabrics to make this Elephant
Pauline has been knitting Angels for a church project

Elaine is working on a sampler piece for herCity and Guilds qualification

Ellen was getting a head start on our project day,  as she wants to make more than one wreath 

 Barbara has spent ......... some time getting this block right

 Ann and Kay are getting ready to Glam up for the festive season

 But I am not sure that Chris will look quite so glamorous 😜

so much work !!

 Then we have this little beauty from Alison - she has made everything from moulding and firing the doll, painting the detail and making her outfit

 We have s much talent at our little group. 

We are off to the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexander Palace on Sunday so hopefuly the ladies will come back full of new ideas. 

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Cake and Quilts - A perfect Combination

 We had a great selection of cakes to supply the ladies who attended the Quilter Guild Regional Day at Great Doddington and Piecemakers were acting as tea ladies hostess'

 Greta Fitchett was the morning speaker. You will remember that she came to give a talk to our group last September

 And Julia Gahagan spoke about her technique of making Miniature quilts in the afternoon.

 Not easy to get a photo so I've taken these images from Julia's website - go over and look at her fantastic gallery
 We had some of the cakes left over so a feast was had on Monday !

Mrs Beal was busy as usual making patches for Linus quilts

 As was Eileen
 Jan had a stash of blocks made for a Christmas Quilt  and she is on the last ones so we should see that soon

 Toni has a pretty selection of fabrics in her Hexi's

Ena was making Scandi houses which needed some flowers added, she was going to sew on some glittery ones but they are too large so she will have to get her needle and thread out

Alison is working on her healing quilt.  I have seen a finished one of this.  It will be stunning  

Janis is working on a Challenge piece from another group   She is working on the Nursery Rhyme "Ring a Ring of Roses"
A pocket full of Posies

 And this is most certainly a Ta Dah!! Moment

Over several year we have seen the progress of Therese rag rug waistcoat

 Well it is finished

 And it weighs......

 A TON!!!  but she will be very warm this winter.  Well done Therese 👏👏👏


Octobers Project day will be led by Shirley and we will be making a Christmas Wreath

Please pop over to the Diary page for the requirements list