There are five Fridays in this month – so lots to view – and we start off by continuing to wander round the Textiles in Focus (2013) exhibition where we meet up with Lynda Monk who demonstrates how she used Lutradur and puff paint; and Jean Wright who is also demonstrating – but this time her love is goldwork; we also enjoy more of the Fen Edge Textiles exhibition that was on display.
Later in the month we revisit the Roses from the Heart exhibition that was on display at the Festival of Quilts a few years ago and is a tribute exhibition organised by Christina Henri; it is a unique memorial of stitched bonnets to 25,566 convict women transported to Australia from Britain and Ireland from 1788-1853.
Jennie’s Superstar Medallion quilt gets its corners – they are quarter pineapple blocks and as is to be expected from Jennie, a great little idea that you should try even if you aren’t working on the quilt. This is the final section of her quilt.
Valerie continues with her Crazy Quilt and this time shows you how to complete it as a quilt-as-you-go project, which is a great way to practise free motion quilting as well as using up scraps of wadding that you might have.
Dee Paramour uses more deColourant and this time with her rubber stamps – so for all you papercrafters out there this is maybe one for you to watch – and don’t forget that the deColourant is non-toxic so very safe to be used around children.
The workshops during the month are from Jennie with her Squares on a Square block/quilt – which is a stitch ‘n flip technique but with a little bit of a difference – as well as an Origami Hexagon – she just loves to twiddle and fiddle and this time she makes a bag; reverse hand applique with Dawn Cameron-Dick; a quick Kaleidoscope block with Jennifer Trollope; and a little tip from Valerie to think about upscaling your blocks – a theme that is continued with the Book of the Month –Large Block Quilts by Victoria L. Eapen.