Thursday, 15 February 2018

Sandy Chandler at Flowerpatch

There was a wonderful display of beautiful quilts at Flowerpatch Quilters February meeting. The room was packed with members who knew that a real treat was in store. We were delighted to welcome local longarm quilter Sandy Chandler who brought along her own quilts and many that she has quilted for others.

I know that my photos can't possibly do her quilting justice, but hopefully you can get a taste of this talented lady's skills. Many photos are of the backs of quilts where you can really appreciate the quilting stitches and designs.

Sandy bought her longarm quilting machine in 2008 and practised on it daily for two years before she felt proficient enough to stitch a quilt belonging to someone else. Practise .... practise ..... practise was her motto and you will get better and better, and more and more confident in your abilities.

Sandy loves to do hand-guided quilting and rarely uses a pantograph pattern as she finds the designing challenging and fun, making the design suit the patchwork.Some of the quilts she showed us had taken as much as 100 hours to quilt and quite a few had won prizes at the Festival of Quilts.

Thank you, Sandy for such an inspiring and entertaining evening.

Flowerpatch's next meeting is on 8th March 2018. Jo Colwill of Cowslip Workshops will be there to do some sewing with us so please bring along your sewing kit.

Happy Quilting - Anita x

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