Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Shipton Charity Quilt

Sue M and I started getting the Charity quilt together yesterday.
It went together fairly easily with just some easing here and there and think so far its looking good.

We just have to decide on setting triangles and a border and then it can be sandwiched up reading for quilting.

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Sunday, 17 June 2012


On Saturday Clare Kingslake came to Shipton to give us a lovely fun relaxing day making a small mini quilt called Perfect Petals.

Everyone really enjoyed the day and at the end we had all accomplished the beginnings of our own Perfect Petals
Thanks Clare.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

A Gift of Quilts


Today we set off to London to visit Olympia to see the 500 quilts made for the Olympic Games.

Every country's main team plus the Paralympic team will be given a quilt and we found  that The Shipton Quilters quilt called Shipton All Stars will be going to the main team of Mauritania which is in West Africa.

I personally made one too and found mine to be going to Paralympics team of Mozambique.

I felt it was a real treat to see these quilts as it is the only time they would have been seen all together.Thankfully they have produced a book with a photograph of  all of the quilts in it and  I purchased one for the group so you get to see your work in PRINT. 

I don't know why but think we will be taking a little bit more interest in the team of Mauritania in the opening ceremony and watching to see how they perform throughout the games.

As you can see it was Abigail's first quilt show. We thought that this was a little bit of history in the making for her although she doesn't know it just yet!

Sue W
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Thursday, 23 February 2012

Where Still Here

After a long absence from blogging we are back and hope to post what  we we have being doing on a monthly basis .

Last night was our AGM and we said good bye to Jenny who has been a fantastic chairman( WOMEN) for the past 6 years. Not goodbye in the sense she is going off and leaving us but it was time for her to hang up her shoes in this role.

I don't think anyone else has ever done it for 6 years and she has managed this with working full time and getting up to sew in the early hours - long before any of us have even dragged ourselves out of bed!

Thank you Jenny for all you have done for Shipton Quilters. It has been an amazing 6 years and hope you can now sit back and just enjoy coming to the group.

We finished off last night with a small show and tell of just 2 colour item's which was varied and of excellent quality. Sorry out of practice and forgot the camera but will try to do better as the year progresses.

We also have made a start on our next charity fund raising quilt . The charity has yet to be decided and we are now asking members to put on their thinking caps to come up with some new idea's of who will benefit from it.

I have started the group off with 2 of the blocks pictured below and now its up to them to choose their fabric and make 2 blocks each for it.
I will post the blocks up as an when they come back to me.

 6 1/2 in blocks

Happy Stitching Ladies

Sue W
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