September Meeting - by Pat

Well what a nasty night – wet and windy. 

It was good to get in the dry if cold hall (boiler had broken down).

It was lovely to see so many attending the open meeting.  Julia introduced our speaker Lee Brown who was accompanied by Gail Pemberthy.  Lee, a City and Guilds Tutor, Textile Artist and Designer, called her talk “Life in the Quilt Lane” It was divided into three parts:-

       1.  Very first quilts – we were shown examples of her work.

      2.  City and Guilds teaching and designing for “Daisy Chain”

     3.   “For Herself”. We were shown the most beautiful hangings

         Lee has designed using different methods of dyeing silk, painting with             acrylics and foil work.

The last hanging shown was called "Echoes" and was the crypt of a church in Belgium.  It was absolutely stunning and I found, very emotional to view.

At the end of Lee’s talk Julia thanked her and, after a break for tea and coffee, during which  we could buy both Lee and Gail's patterns, it was time for 
Julia’s  notices:-

Alexandra Palace Quilting event is on 10th,11th,12th and 13th October.

There are two places left on Linda’s Workshop - 5th October.  

People attending are advised that the doors open at 9.45 and reminded to bring a mug ,lunch, and, if possible an iron and iron mat.

At our next meeting (October) we will be making Christmas trees and need

2 fat quarters of Christmas design (1 plain 1 patterned), sewing kit, sequins and 4ml beads.  Also “Wear it Pink” – donation of £2 to Breast Cancer if participating.

26th October “Project Linus  make a quilt” Day Woodmansterne Village Hall.

Multiple Sclerosis Charity have pattern knit for Christmas on their web site