Thursday, 17 September 2015

Lynda Shinner-Booth at Flowerpatch

We were delighted to welcome Lynda for a return visit to Flowerpatch Quilters, for our September evening meeting. She is such an enthusiastic and lively speaker. This time she brought along quilts made by some of her many patchworking friends and such a variety of styles and techniques kept appearing from wonderful quilted bags. There was something to please and amaze everyone, with spontaneous clapping as some were revealed. I only managed to get pictures of just a few snippets.

Two very different styles for Christmas

Two modern wall hangings

Curves that look very difficult and I do love it when the centre piecing extends into the border.

Finally a beautiful quilt with a pieced centre and flower applique border, and a large floral patterned fabric used so well. 

What talented friends Lynda has!

Lynda also wanted to tell us about the charity she supports, and knits for, called "Knitted Knockers UK". They provide a wonderful service, completely free of charge and confidential, for women who have undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy and find the prosthesis they are supplied with to be uncomfortable. Please do click on the link to find out more - a really worthy cause.

Also at the meeting we chose the fabric colours for our next charity quilt and were shown the design - I am sooooo excited about this! Here are some of the fabrics we will be using - all from Cowslip Workshops.

The next meeting (our AGM) is on 8th October when we will be giving a cheque to The Samaritans in Cornwall. 
Cartwheel Crafts will also be there to tell us about their future plans and they will be bringing along fabric and patchwork goodies to sell. 
We are having a show and tell of the quilts we made when we were beginners at patchwork and quilting (there are so many different things to try in sewing that we are all beginners at something). We hope members will have a quilt to bring along and there will be lots to see.
The packs for making the charity quilt blocks will be handed out to those who would like them.

Happy Stitching - Anita

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