Monday, 21 April 2014

Little Owl........ April's workshop with Lizzie Wall

Little Owl Workshop

This month, we enjoyed Lizzie Wall's workshop, where we made a wall-hanging of a 'Little Owl' . Lizzie showed us examples of her own work; the owls were inspired by a request to make a window display for a forthcoming Harry Potter book release a few years ago.

Lizzie assured us that, though we were all working from the same basic pattern,
 by the time we had made two decisions, all our work would be quite different........


and so they were........

We had a really busy and enjoyable day. Our Little owls are 'works in progress'. They need to be quilted, and bound. So, watch this space!
Many thanks to Lizzie for a superb workshop. 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

April Informal

April Informal
 Getting together informally  in between our programme meetings gives us the chance to catch up on our projects, and also everyone's news. This month, as usual, we met at Pat's house in Threlkeld.
Various 'UFO' s made an appearance, and a couple of finished pieces, too.
Hard at work!

Lyn's quilting.
Pat's picture made with the embellisher....

...and Pat's patchwork.

Marilyn's canvaswork.
Several of us recently enjoyed a Quilters' Guild workshop, led by Yvonne Brown.
We were delighted by the results, and learned a lot making the designs, using a soldering iron and a heat gun as well as more conventional patchwork and quilting. Here are two of the 'tiles'.
(Just in case you were is the camera angle which makes these look a bit lop-sided; all the points are actually right, and the tiles are square!) 

Zena's Easter chick

Lena's seed pod, from Shirley McKeand's workshop.
Instead of our shared lunch, we went along to Threlkeld Village Hall, just up the road, to test out the newly refurbished coffee shop, and to look at the wall-hanging that villagers including Pat have made. if you are in the area, it's a good place to stop for lunch, for the stunning views, and to look at the lovely wallhanging.
Tomorrow, 17th is our April meeting, when we will welcome Elizabeth Wall, textile artist, who is leading us in a workshop. More of this in due course.