Our meeting of Wessex Quiltmakers this Wednesday was us having a visit from Janet McCallum. She is a very successful and well known quilter whose quilts I have long admired! Three years ago I went to the Quilter Guild AGM in Exeter and saw this wonderful quilt of hers there.
If there is one quilt I would love to have in my collection, it is this one!! The colours are amazing and the silk provides a wonderful sheen to the whole piece.
She led a workshop the day after her talk based on creating an instant art quilt. There were some lovely outcomes that people created. Here are a few pictures of what was produced:
My effort. I know where I am going but you would need to be a genius to see how this can become something worth having!!
Some lovely examples of work by the other attendees on the day.
What lovely outcomes and what fabulous colours! I hope Janet was pleased with the results.
Helen Stevens kindly brought home-made cakes and organised the workshop venue and really made us all feel welcome. Thank you Helen!
Yesterday I spent the day at Yateley on the Inspirations to Stitch course. Terry Donaldson had prepared tray dyeing, thickened dyes for mark-making and also fabric paints for painting on fabric. As I usually do dyeing and mark-making at Comitted to Cloth, I spent most of the morning painting on fabric. I would like to share it with you but it is all contributing to a whole which at present I am not sharing!! Later perhaps.......