Our Waltham Show was a huge success and the committee would like to thank all of those members who came along to help including setting up, stewarding and taking down at the end. Also a big thank you to Jacky Hopkin for all her help with securing and organising the venue and all the running around associated with it, and for putting up with me and Maddie for three nights!
For those members who can spare a little time Volunteering can be rewarding as you can see from the two emails we received today……
Denise Rothwell………”It has been a great quilt show and I enjoyed walking Maddie, lovely little dog. It was good to see all the different interpretations of the challenge. Each and everyone piece of work offered such a variety of different ways to produce a work of art. This always triggers off more ideas. I had not seen anyone’s work until Saturday and I was in awe.”
Barbara Smith………”Just had a fantastic day stewarding at Waltham Windmill. Met a lot of the faces behind the quilts and shared ideas. The day went really quickly and I actually managed to do some sewing between talking to visitors. Great day, many thanks to the organisers.”
LINQS first exhibition of the Sir Isaac Newton Quilts at Alford Manor House, May Bank Holiday weekend, was very well received by visitors. Some ladies were so impressed they have now become members of the group and are looking forward to joining in with our next challenge. Here are a few images showing the collection on display…..
I don’t have close up images of all the finished quilts but here are a few to be going on with…..I will add all of the others when they are displayed at our next exhibition in Waltham at the end of August.
Gravitree by Jean Proud (30″ x 40″)
The Farm by Christine Espinosa (30″ x 40″)
Alchemy by Karen Lane (30″ x 40″)
Apple! What Apple? by Barbara Smith (30″ x 40″)
Attraction, Not Fatal by Stargazey Quilters (30″ x 40″)
…by Sheila Evans (30cm x 40cm)
Wordsearch by Deborah Mullins
Gravity by Carole Hagan (30″ x 40″)
Woolsthorpe Manor by Pat Cave (30cm x 40cm)
Prisms and Apples by Dreda Farmer (30″ x 40″)
Newton’s Theories of Revolving Orbits by Wendy Skinner (one of a series of three quilts 30cm x 40cm)
Gravity by Molly Elton-Bott (30″ x 40″)
Joan Plummer has sent in a photograph of her 30cm x 40cm Newton quilt which is still in progress but looking great! Spanning Sir Isaacs life from birth to death, Joan is calling it “Snapshots of Isaac”.
Snapshots of Isaac By Joan Plummer
This is an update on my Newton quilt. I’ve taken my inspiration from the fact that Newton was an Alchemist….not something I had realised until I began my research into his life and work. I don’t know if it’s true but I read that he wrote more papers on the subject of Alchemy as he did any other. My design is along the lines of an Alchemy illustration and will have planets, cherubs and various other bits added. The large disc will eventually become a symbol for the Philosophers Stone and will have a prism radiating out from it……all sounds chaotic but I’m hoping I can pull it together!
Still a long way to go!
I’ve not yet had any experience of “blocking” a quilt but I can see it being necessary with this one to get it back into shape after all the quilting. Hilary Beattie has some wonderful YouTube tutorials about her work and one of those explains the process really well so I will have to give it a go.
This is very much “work in progress” with lots more appliqué to be added so it will look quite different by the time it’s finished.