Sunday, 18 October 2015

Nene Quilters

Saturday I attended the Nene Quilters meeting in Northampton. It was not as well attended as in previous years which was such a shame for the organisers who had arranged a speaker, traders and mini workshops, but those of us that were there were in for a treat.

Amongst the mini workshops was one making tiny Teddy Bears, they are so cute I could not help but buy a kit, even though I have a drawer full of un-made kits and promised myself NO MORE!
One of the traders was selling packs of nine Tilda FQ's for £7.50, a treat not to be missed even though I had said NO MORE fabric I have enough to last a life time.
Are you starting to see a pattern here? Instead of NO MORE it should read no will power.

The afternoon speaker was Penny Armitage from Devon via the world! She was brilliant and her quilts and stories kept as all entertained. Her love of the countryside around where she lives was very evident in her work, and having learnt to quilt while living in Dubai, her stories left us wanting to hear more.
How to make a mini Teddy

Isn't he just the cutest

After the talk allowed to take photos of Penny's beautiful quilts

Called Cross Roads, this shows the changes taking place in Dubai

Trapunto style sunflowers, glittery scene from Dubai and a local Devon scene

A journal challenge of 12 twelve A4 panels
with each three months a different colour and each having a wild flower of the season.
[I could not get near to take a photo of the rest of the panels]

Penny Armitage in the centre explaining some of her work.

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