Head Spin, January meeting - by Claire

Happy New Year everyone.

What a way to start the year, maybe not what your thinking, the scene from the exorcist or my recent bout of vertigo, but the state my mind is in after our first meeting back after Christmas and new year.  This is blamed on the amount of ideas I have going round and round in my head.  You will all know that being a quilter we all quite like a challenge but being faced with several is rather daunting.

So where to start, maybe the easiest first.

The monthly rainbow block, make 2-3 blocks using the colour given that month to hand back the following month when it will be made into a quilt to be displayed at the mini exhibition and then donated to charity.  

Second, the 4 Way Challenge, make a wall hanging by taking a traditional block and interpreting it 4 ways, so many variations here, twisting, reflecting, changing the shape or it could be as easy as using different colours.

Now if you thought those were complicated the final challenge is to make a bag, wall hanging or cushion by incorporating the contents of a mystery jar.  We had all filled a jar leading up to Christmas which we then had to hand back and then pick another jar at random at the December meeting.  The jars contain various quilting bits and bobs, anything from beads, buttons, lace, threads and material.  The countless possibilities of what could be made is just mind blowing. 


All I can say is watch this space and come along to our mini exhibition in November where it will all be on display.

I'm just hoping that my head will have stopped spinning for our next meeting which I can't wait for, a talk by my favourite quilter Gail Lawther, "Glimpses of Britain".  It’s an open meeting so all visitors welcome.