Wednesday, 25 January 2017

January 2017

Happy new year to you all, and it was lovely to get back on track at January's meeting and have a bit of quilty fun!  I kept my eye on the weather, and despite a covering of snow on Friday, it melted away very conveniently for Saturday.  I remember too well a few years ago when we had to cancel the January meeting due to deep snow!  If there's ever any question about the weather in your mind, just look at the website, as I'll post on there if we're not meeting!

Here is a view of the room during lunch.  We had trader Jeannie from Quilteez in Ratby.  She brought some lovely fabrics, including the ever delectable Oakshot colours.  We had three demo tables, Julie with continuous prairie points, Gaynor with Apple Core and June, who always has some clever ideas up her sleeve.
Our speaker was Teresinha Roberts, who had been recommended to me by a member.

Her talk was about silk, and was absolutely fascinating.  I can thoroughly recommend her as a speaker, and she has quite a few different talks, mainly on fabrics and dyes.  We'll definitely invite her back again.  Here she is with a silk moth in a box and some tussah silk in a skein.  She brought lots of things for us to look at, but her tale of rearing silkworms in her kitchen had us all agog.  I'm not sure I could fancy it, although she assured us that they are completely domesticated!

Here you can see some of the items Teresinha had brought with her, and the interest shown by her audience.  
Next meeting, in March, will be a Block of the Month day.  Please bring your 2016 blocks with you, and any which are all twelve blocks made into a top or quilt will be eligible for a cash prize!  We'd love to see as many of the blocks as possible, joined together or not, so get sewing! 

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