…..by Mary Jackson.
Yesterday 12 members of LINQS met up at Branston Booths Village Hall and had a great day sewing, discovering, discussing, laughing and generally enjoying ourselves.
As promised there were plenty of hints and tips provide during the day. Jenny Lucas brought along several samples and did an excellent job of explaining the various techniques she uses for edging quilts.
All of our quilts require a 4″ D-shape hanging sleeve in order to be displayed uniformly and Mary provided a demonstration on how to make and attach a 4″ D-shape hanging sleeve to the back of a quilt. We all agreed that the top edge of the hanging sleeve should be half and inch below the top edge of the quilt so that they all hang at the same level. Carole videoed Mary’s demonstration and a link to the video will be added to this post as and when it is received so watch this space!
Olga and Pat were busy with needles and machine and also acted as chief sounding boards for ideas, which was very helpful and exactly what LINQS gatherings are about.
Lorraine Appleton blew us all away with her wonderful silk painted quilts, based on four of DH’s iPad works. Lorraine’s style and technique is so fresh and vibrant as you can see below.
Molly continued to astound us all with her lack of fear of the unknown, as she free machine quilted her lasted DH masterpiece! It was close to being finished by the end of the day.
Rosie was going great guns, cutting and sewing all the beautiful fabrics she had shown us previously at Billinghay.
Carole commented that she was pleased to see other peoples work in progress as it was providing her with inspiration for future projects. She is well on the way to finishing the first of her set of four Hockney inspired quilts based on his painting of a wine glass. Carole was also delighted to have learnt how to make a hanging sleeve and is seen here showing off her handiwork.
Fiona continued work on her Poppy quilt, which is looking close to being finished, as well as providing the group with a delicious, home made lemon cake.
Karen showed us new work which is a spin off from her DH pieces. Once again this DH Challenge is performing as we hoped, encouraging development and confidence.
Unfortunately Sheila and Sandra had to leave shortly after lunch but both said how much they had enjoyed the session. Sheila also reminded us that Alice Fox will giving a talk at Ludford Village Hall on the 9th May and she will be holding a workshop there on Sunday the 10th. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about Alice’s techniques and anyone interested can find out more by contacting Sheila direct. We will also send round a reminder via email to be sure everyone is aware of this.
So all in all it was a very good day with lots of chat and lots achieved and I am now looking forward to the next session.