Wednesday, 15 April 2015

April meeting - say hello and wave goodbye

It was a full on meeting for April, fun laughter and lots of cake, very very good cake, many thanks Anne and Fiona!
It was a bittersweet meeting too, we said goodbye to two lovely members recently. Marina left at the last meeting and this meeting we heard that the lovely Lucy wont be coming back. We will miss you both ladies, good luck and hope to see you at EMQ events.
The upside to saying goodbye is that we get to meet lovely new quilters, so a big hello to Robin! Robin will be doing a blog post to tell us all about herself in the meantime it was lovely to see some beautiful examples of her work.
Robin is a whizz kid with the zips as evidenced by this gorgeous pouch, I will be coming your way for some help with those!

Here is Robins fabulous scrappy improv quilt she did at a recent class with Jo. My poor old phone camera cant do justice to the colours.

Can you believe this is the first piece Robin ever made? wow, beautiful log cabin. A very warm welcome to the group Robin.

Look at the beautiful baby quilt Sheena brought alone for show and tell, such sweet fabrics, a very modern slant on the traditional baby quilt.

The back shows off the free motion quilting, scallops and straight lines, this is a very contemporary baby quilt. Fab work Sheena.

Jo is admiring Sheenas second show and tell, a beautiful fabric covered lampshade.

A few EMQ members are taking part in the latest instagram mini swap. Some lucky partner will be on the receiving end of Jo's stunning cathedral window mini with a variegated background. 

Just look at the back of it, you are one lucky swap partner!

 We always know that Tatyana will bring something amazing with her awesome free motion quilting skills. This month we got to see one of her very early quilts, this is Tatyana learning to free motion quilt .... I would consider myself very very lucky to get to this level of FMQ skill!

 The front is as beautiful as the back, we all agreed it was a stunning colour combination.

 Just in time to get our tickets for the next stitch gathering we got to see a finish from Janice from a previous stitch gathering. The Jelly roll quilt from a class with the lovely Fiona.

I think this is my personal favorite from the meeting Janices fab bolster made with linen and liberty hexies. Tatyana agrees! 

Jane showed us just how beautiful a simple nine patch can be, simply made with charm squares, the sashing sets it off perfectly.

As well as providing us with the best tasting cake I have had for a long time (since the last meeting!) Fiona and Anne brought along the results of a class with the talented Sheena Norquay.
Both of these pieces are completely free motion quilted.
This is Annes piece

This is Fionas

Anne was so sweet, she didnt want me to be left out of the show and tell so she took a picture of my show and tell. I took along the mini swoon quilt I made for the ukminiswap on instagram. 
I hope my partner likes it!

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