Last month (January) we had a brilliant speaker in Rosemary McIntosh talking about Fine Cell Work. This is a social enterprise that trains prisoners in paid, skilled, creative needlework to foster hope, discipline and self esteem. We were truly amazed at the quality of the work done by people who have never even held a needle before.
Tuesday 9th February Tanya Bashford of Little House of Patchwork in Chichester, will be telling us “Tales From My Scrap Bag” and she will also be bringing her shop too.
Tuesday 8th March, Anja Townrow (who will be teaching us 2 days later) will be giving a talk entitled “Flower Festival”. Anja is Dutch, born in the Hague, Holland. Bold curves, sharp points and bright colours give Anja’s quilts their distinctive look.
Tuesday 12th April Pippa Moss‘ talk will be entitled “My Quilts”. Pippa, who lives in Suffolk, has a wealth of knowledge on Welsh, Durham and Hawaiian quilts. She has also won many prizes, including the silver cup at Malvern in 2013 for her Hawaiian Quilt.
Tuesday 10th May we will have a talk entitled “Ancient and Modern” by Fay Maxwell. Fay uses 15th and 16th century techniques and makes them into contemporary items.
Tuesday 14th June Jan Jefferson, who is a social Historian and collector of quilts, will give us a talk on the Amish. Jan has become a renowned authority on them and their way of life.
Tuesday 19th July we have the pleasure of another talk by Christine Porter, this time entitled “Patchwork Pavements” as Christine says “the inspiration for my quilts comes from the floors beneath my feet and I am fortunate enough to live in an historic city blessed with many medieval and Victorian churches”.
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