Sarah’s Garden by Cynthia Noble – Contemporary, applique, hand and machine quilted
Double Irish Chain by Kathy Denyer – Made at evening class encouraged by Lorna Dakin
Liberty Kaleidoscope by Natalie Lerner – Pieced hexagons alternating with black. Slight attempt at colour wash and hand pieced except for borders. Hand quilted.
Catie’s Quilt by Vivienne Jones – Strips and squares, multi-coloured and determined not to buy any fabric – but it didn’t make much of a dent in my “collection”. First and last “quilt as you go” quilt made for my granddaughter.
Lizzie & Tom’s Wedding Present by Tessa Bain – Contemporary, rectangles, hand quilted.
Bird Box by Christa Cook – “Block of the Month” by Thimbleberries, made over one year.
Lilac Wedding Quilt by Pam Carstairs – made for my daughter Emma’s wedding. Lilac is made of 740 small flowers, individually beaded. Hand appliqued and free motion quilted. Taken from book by Jennifer Chiaverini.
Double Wedding Ring – This was a group quilt made by Seahaven Day Group for Brenda Matthews. Foundation pieced double wedding ring. Top only – not quilted.
www.dotsquared.co.uk by Brenda Fish – White background – multi-coloured spots and plain stars.
Dresden Plates for Kerry by Krystyna Astle – Traditional 12″ Dresden plate blocks. Needle turned to white background and hand quilted.
Venetia Cream by Jo Payne – Double Irish chain, machine quilted.
Layer Cake Throw by Pat Baldwin – I decided to use a “Layer Cake” rather than a “Jelly Roll”. Spent ages on a design, even bought a book! In the end I just made light and dark triangles and this is what happened – I was quite pleased.
Hey Diddle Diddle by Val Davis – Machine applique centre with birds hidden in the quilting. The surrounding birds are from Jette Noregaard Nielson’s book on foundation piecing.
Baltimore Dreams by Patricia Cole – Baltimore style using patterns by Patricia Cox and of my own design. Hand appliqued and embroidered. Machine quilted.
Wavy Navy by Julia Huck – 25 blocks, sashed, cornerstones, bound, machine quilted. Blocks are square, made with curved strips of various widths. Brushed cotton.
Oliver’s Sudoku Quilt by Julia Cockell – Nine squares in nine squares on a sudoku basis – each pattern appears only once in each horizontal and vertical line.
Ladies in Mauve and Green, etc. by Margaret Wainwright – Made from a panel purchased in Canada which I cut and added borders.
Papillons by Wendy Bennett – Traditional piecing, hand quilted.
Seaford Cactus by Kathryn Greig – Jelly roll quilt, started at an OVQ workshop with Jo from Puddleducks.
Tumbling Blocks by Brenda Moignard – Hand pieced over papers, hand quilted, traditional tumbling block pattern.
Summertime by Debbie Burgess – Foundation pieced crazy patchwork with fan edge. Embellished with machine embroidery, lace, buttons and trimmings.
Blues by Gunnel Bentley – Using tie-and-dye techniques to achieve different patterns, pieced together amd machine quilted.
Start with Stars by Julia Huck – Traditional, 16 blocks all various 8 pointed stars. Framed, sashed, bordered and bound. Professionally quilted by The Quilt Room at Dorking.
Linus Quilt by Vivienne Jones – Started at Carolyn Forster’s workshop “Perkiomen Valley Quilts”. Why is it you never bring the right fabrics to a workshop!
Flower Power by Anne Weald – A “stack and wackier” design that grew and developed in the making. Machine pieced with machine quilting that seemed to take forever.
Confetti Jazz by Valerie Naggs – A contemporary, bright coloured strippy scrap quilt.
Victoriana by Janice Weston – This is a traditional quilt constructed from variagated 6″ blocks giving a blended effect. The idea came from a book by 2 American quilters – Marsha McCluskey and Sharon Evans Yenter. Hand quilted.
Abingworth Buck Eye Beauty by Maureen Raven-Smith – Traditional block pattern, Buck Eye Beauty, machine pieced. The material, wine, clover pink and cream cotton. Work in progress.
Strawberry & Pistachio Ice Cream by Christa Cook – Traditional quilt made over two classes. A mystery quilt, we had no idea how it would work out.
Flying Geese Scrap Quilt by Pat Baldwin – I saw a picture of an old quilt similar to this and when I found three William Morris end of rolls in a sale I thought I’d have a go. All the geese were made from material in my stash.
A Journey of a Quilter by Annie Pople – A “Block of the Month” from Antique Angel. A contemporary quilt with a lot of hand embroidery.
Jelly One by Cynthia Noble – A Jelly roll design re-arranged and finished with prairie points.
Tasha’s Quilt by Gloria Spaul – Quilt made from fleece squares, embroidered and appliqued. No wadding, just a fleece backing. Tie quilted.
2nd Prize in the Raffle Quilt – Raising money for Leo House at Home & Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice
Signature Quilt made by members of Ouse Valley Quilters
A Compacted View of the Canadian Landscape by Kathryn Greig – Sew-a-row quilt using a variety of techniques, and embellished with buttons, chickens, stag beetle and snake.
Aurora by Maureen Roberts – Multi-coloured wall hanging. Fabrics included some dyed in the microwave. It was made using the aurora pattern in classes with Maggie Chitty, and is machine and hand quilted.
Autumn Tints by Pauline Beeken – New Orleans Puzzle made at an OVQ workshop with Lorna Dakin. Strip piecing using 8 long quarters.
The Hungry Caterpillar by Greta Bennell – Centre panel with applique. Border fruit and food, applique.
Seminole Spirit by Caroline Harris – Seminole design quilt.
Orchid Dreams by Patricia Cole – Hand appliqued and hand quilted.
Majestic Maples by Freda Townsend – Traditional block, machine pieced and hand quilted. Made at a local evening class. Fabric purchased in the States in 2001 not knowing at the time what I would use it for!
Spirit Bear by Margaret Wainwright – Wall hanging. I purchased the pattern in Canada but bought the material closer to home!
3D Floating Blocks by Pam Carstairs – The 3D blocks are paper pieced and hand appliqued with some free motion quilting.
Autumn Flight by Stella Mercer – Worked after seeing a kit prepared by Anja Townrow. Foundation piecing, applique, hand and machine quilting. I like using batik fabrics as they blend well with other fabrics.
Black to the Future by Terry Pearce – Designed using EQ6. Winner of Downland Quilters Challenge, July 2009.
Red Stars by Natalie Lerner – Various combinations of red and orange stars embedded in white hexagons. Hand made.
Fun with Animals Snuggle Cover by Yvonne Blackburn – Patterned piece with blanket. A soft snuggle cover, just right for having stories read to a child or watching television.
Mice for Naomi by Norma Washer – Traditional nine patch made for my granddaughter. Machine pieced and hand quilted.
Spring Flower Vase by Caroline Harris – Shadow quilt hanging.
Welcome To My Garden by Krystyna Astle – Made at a Mandy Shaw class. Linen background with garden tools and creatures. Contemporary Quilt. Hand appliqued.
African Memories by Pauline Beeken – Kente cloth – the patchwork way. Foundation pieced blocks. The background fabric was purchased on a memorable visit to South Africa.
Pastel Puffs by Pat Robinson – A traditional method kown as “gathered” or “puff” patchwork.
Pink Stars and Stripes by Miriam Bennett – Quilt made from a “freebi” jelly roll. Top pieced at a quilting retreat attended earlier this year and free machine quilted (my first attempt) on my return home.
Sunrise by Helen Attree – Convergence Quilt made at an OVQ workshop with Rosemarie McLavy.
Shibori Spiral by Anne Weald – Mainly hand dyed fabric; dyed for an OVQ workshop with Janice Gunner. Quilted with sashiko and French knots.
Tumbling Blocks Cot Quilt by Kathy Denyer – Made for my great grandson.
Afternoon Tea by Miriam Bennett – This quilt was designed for use as a table cloth, but it is too nice to have tea spilt on it, so will be a wall hanging. Made at a Pumpkin Patch class, it consists of applique, embroidery and machine quilting and helped with recovery from a broken wrist.
Lavender Fields by Penny Jones – A convergence style quilt made at an OVQ workshop. Title suggested by another member at the workshop, so what else could I do! Quilt designs from Quilt University class, and quilted using sewing machine in embroidery mode.
The Village by Terry Pearce – Picture pieced using freezer paper. Adapted from an applique pattern produced by Patchwork & Quilting Magazine.
Lattice Pie by Maggie North – In April this year Rosemarie McLavy was our tutor for an OVQ workshop entitled “Convergence Quilts” – 4 fat quarters were combined to create this interesting geometric design.
Iron Age Relic by Jan Hale – Made for an exhibition at Phoenix Gallery (Lewes) about the history of iron working in Lewes. The quilt is based on the restored window area of factory buildings. Brickwork created in fabric using transfer paints. Couching used for pointing between bricks.
Lana’s Quilt by Maggie North – This was fun to make, the Russian dolls and hearts were appliqued onto the background then all was machine quilted. The fleece backing makes it extra soft and warm. It is based on a design by Mandy Shaw.
Crazy Patches Table Runner by Penny Jones – Made from a Joanne Winn Quilt University Class “Embroidery on Patchwork”. Work at your own speed, no exams, but plenty of information and all the designs included. Great fun and I learned a lot from it!
Textured Sampler Quilt by Helen Attree
More About OVQ
Ouse Valley Quilters was formed in 1994. It was a Lewes based group with five sub-groups in the surrounding areas, and a membership of 44. Now in 2017 we are still based in Lewes but with 11 sub-groups and 100 members.
Currently there is a waiting list to join the group. Read more about Ouse Valley Quilters here.
Starting in October 2016 we will be meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm (not December 2016 or February 2017).
The venue has also changed to Cliffe Hall, Cliffe High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2AH.