July Meeting - by Sue N

 

Our meeting was well attended and what a happy bunch of ladies could be viewed through the open doors all evening.

 

Notices for future events were read out.  Julia was pleased to announce that Gail Penberthy and Daisy Chain will be our guests at our September meeting. Julia welcomed our fourth new member into the group, Susan Wakeling, and now nine remain on the waiting list.

 

Julia showed some completed ‘signs’ for our exhibition that look very impressive.

 

We then split into two groups and Julia and Eileen demonstrated the making of two different traditional blocks. Julia demonstrated a ‘flip and stitch’ block and we could choose an easy heart pattern or a more difficult one.

Eileen showed a clever four patch block which you quilt as you go, by adding the wadding after some clever sewing and manipulation of seams!

 

These blocks can be donated back to Shirley Quilters, so that next year there is a supply of blocks ready to make into quilts for Project Linus.  It was a relaxed evening with plenty of opportunity to chat and sew. Thanks to Julia and Eileen for organising it for us.

 

Finally there was ‘show and tell’ and some amazing quilts were shown.