Oxfordshire Regional Day - October 2019
Another highly enjoyable and successful day meeting up with old and new quilting friends from across Oxfordshire and Berkshire. We were entertained by Gail Lawther who gave a talk about how gardens and the natural world have inspired her work over the years, and were able to see how the work had developed as Gail explored differing techniques. Following a break for coffee, Gail then led a workshop where we made "Crazy Birds" - a fun project which involved hand sewing and "bling" to make a small, crazy patched bird to be used as a hanging ornament.
The PAT man paid us another visit so that we can take our machines to the increasing number of venues who require a PAT test for machines, irons, lights and extension leads (and anything else electric which you might choose to use in your sewing). Julia Shay brought along the blocks she has collected so far for her Red House inspired quilt - now all she has to do is work out how to assemble them! Many people were tempted by the well stocked (and I must say highly organised) trader. The Tombola boxes had their last fling and raised another £42 towards our total of £5000 + at the FoQ. Of course there was Show and Tell, and finally a birthday cake to celebrate the Guild's 40th birthday this year. Gail was asked to cut the cake after Tina had several goes at eventually persuading the sparklers to light.
Why not have a look at the photos of the day in the Gallery section of this site.