Sunday, 24 April 2011

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Shipton Quilters # 5

These little grouping which was set up by Sue and Helen in the reception area of the college and is our STRIP ROBIN QUILTS Challenge.
How this worked- You started off by being given the first row instruction which was Star's. This row was worked in your own fabric. You then passed the bag on with or without fabric in.
The other thing is you wrote a little notebook with what sort of colours and fabrics you liked to use and was asked when working on another person's quilt to write down notable things that were going in the world.

In my book on Row 4 the quilter who then had my bag wrote lots of interesting facts over the month like- Feb 14th 25 years ago Torvill and Dean won Olympic Gold with their dance 'Bolero'- Feb 23rd 8 OSCARS for 'Slum Dog Millionaire'- Feb 25th David Cameron's (our present prime minister) son Ivan dies at the age of 6. March 3rd Gordon Brown ( Our previous Prime Minister) to meet Barrack Obama the new President of the U.S.A.

It was a fun project but found it a bit of a challenge as I was forced to work out of my comfort zone.


Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Shipton Quilters # 3




Margaret M

Helen's from a jelly roll

More quilts these quilts were in the refectory.
Don't forget to double click for a closer look.

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Shipton Quilters # 2

The Orangery

Table about the American Civil War

Sue W's Civil War Stars

Sue M's Solider block quilt
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We have 4 areas to fill at Rendcomb College and these photos are from The Orangery This little grouping is all about the history of the American Civil War.

Double click on the photo's to get up closer. 

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Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Shipton Quilters #1

Helen's quilt inspired from one at The American Museum Bath

Lovely hand quilting and still work in progress

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Shipton Quilters had a great quilt show last weekend. Not sure at this point of how many came through the door or how much money we mad for Help For Hero's but visitors were very complementary and it seemed very busy
I am going to just post up photos over the coming week just to give you a little taste of our work.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Day 1 Shipton Quilters

Jenny on the Left  and Mary our very own Land Army girls

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The first day of our quilt show was very very busy indeed and look what we have here! Our very own Land Army Girls.
Jenny on the left made the quilt to commemorate her mothers time in the WOMENS LAND ARMY in World War 2. So that was the theme for the room that they decorated at the exhibition.
Mary and Jenny have gone to so much effort with their room. Farm implements , sacks of potatoes an old scare crow watching the proceedings, Gas masks,strings of old Union Jacks, books about the role the Land Army girls played in the war,We even had Vera Lynn singing - Will Meet Again.
To top it all they even dressed in the genuine article of clothing - A lot of elderly people passed through and one had been in the Land Army so it bought back plenty of memories for her and bought plenty of smiles from us all.

Thanks Jenny and Mary for making it even more of fun day.

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Monday, 11 April 2011

Now We Really Are On Count Down

Sue's Goose in the Pond.

Only  5 days to go before the start of our Exhibition. I know everyone has been really busy  putting on those last minute details like sleeves and bindings to their quilts.

Room sets have been designed, Props requisitioned more quilt frames made by Scott, Jenny's wonderful helpful husband. Thanks Scott we couldn't do it without you. I think you should become an honourer member of Shipton Quilter's
Now all that is left to do is set up on Friday for the our opening on the 16th and 17th April at Rendcomb College. Nr Cirencester.

We can do more than ask you to come and see what we have been up to over the past 3 years and to buy raffle tickets to support HELP FOR HEROES which is such a worthy charity.

Hope to see you there.


P.S. Don't forget Mark and his team at Rendcomb will be serving teas, coffee's and light lunches. What more can anyone ask for Quilts,food and a wonderful venue. GREAT!