Edwina Mackinnon - by Sue B

Once again we had a very interesting, albeit very warm, evening at Shirley Quilters. There were quite a few visitors for Edwina’s talk “My Story So Far”.

After Julia had read out the notices, mostly about our show in October, Edwina started her talk.

She has been quilting since the late 80s and I remember her being one of the Editors of British Patchwork and Quilting for a time.

She loves Indigo dyeing and dyes most of her fabric, not only with indigo but other colours as well.

She showed us examples of her different quilts, first a lovely quilt inspired by photographs of a memorable trip to Vancouver. She showed us some quilts made with other members of the group Six and also some Round Robin Quilts. These were made with members of a class that she had taught who then wanted to carry on meeting. There was also a very quick quilt that she showed us, just by joining two 2.5” strips together to make a VERY long strip, then putting two edges together, cutting on the fold, and carrying on until you had the size you wanted. It was lovely.

Lastly she showed us a group of fantastic quilts made for an “Orientation” challenge, all based on Sushi!

Then it was refreshments and a chance to look at the quilts and then the raffle.

Altogether a very enjoyable evening.