In November we held a workshop with Nicholas Ball, the talented improv quilter and author of Inspiring Improv. Nick is an amazing teacher – he gave us so much to learn, without overwhelming anyone. We made improv triangles, strips and inset pieces. He had also brought along several of his beautiful quilts and talked us… Read More Inspiring Improv with Nicholas Ball
Our monthly meetings are all about getting together to sew and share ideas. Show and tell is always a highlight. Sometimes we have a workshop, a group activity, or some fabric shopping. This month Saira visited with the Olive and Flo pop up shop. Here are a few photos from the day.
We had a fantastic Walking Foot Quilting workshop on Saturday led by Sarah Ashford . Sarah is a talented quilter, writer and teacher, and the mastermind behind the Great British Quilter instagram challenge. And she is the founder of our Guild! The aim of this workshop was to teach us how to make interesting quilting… Read More Walk with me
We loved holding our Showcase last year, so when Craft 4 Crafters offered us some space at Westpoint near Exeter this month, we jumped at the chance to share our quilts again. We only had three weeks to pull our mini exhibition together, but everyone helped and we had plenty of submissions. Our Rainbow Challenge… Read More Crafty crafters
In October 2018 we held our first exhibition to showcase our work, at CICIC in Taunton. Many of our members have exhibited quilts before, including at Festival of Quilts, but it was the first time for others. This was our Rainbow Challenge – a ‘quilt’ made from mini quilts. We were given a bundle of… Read More Showcase!
At our July meeting we had a workshop on precision piecing from Guild member Kerry ( Verykerryberry ). Kerry showed us how to make the smallest case from her gorgeous pattern Bon Voyage, which features a stack of vintage suitcases. She gave us masses of tips on how to get those tiny pieces looking good,… Read More Bon Voyage with Kerry Green
We had such a fantastic day in April when Lucy of Charm About You came to deliver her workshop on hand pieced orange peel blocks. Everyone learnt new skills, had fun with fabric and thoroughly enjoyed Lucy’s company. Lucy wrote a lovely blog post about her visit, and you can read it by clicking here.… Read More A charming workshop
Our group project for 2017 was to make some quilts for a children’s charity, Project Linus. Every month, each member made two economy blocks using a tutorial by Red Pepper Quilts. It was a lovely group project for our first year, and for such a worthly cause. Project Linus aims to provide a sense of security… Read More Making quilts together