Modern Quilters – 8 February

February 7, 2018 | Posted in Modern Quilt Group | By

The next meeting is 8 February, from 7.30pm, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.

It is the first meeting of the year…so there will be lots to show!

The convenors Jan Kates, Nicole Shipway and Jenny Bowker had a lovely chat on the edge of the lake to discuss ideas for the year – and there are LOTS! They will talk you through those and ask for your feedback and ideas too.

Jan Hastings will run a demo of the lovely fabric baskets she made before Christmas last year. No need to bring anything. for this. If you want to look at the tutorial ahead of time – it is here:

https://blog.bernina.com/en/2015/09/sewing-instructions-for-quick/

We aim to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles of the Modern Quilt movement. Graphic styles, clear modern colours and renewed simplicity in quilting is sweeping the world!

Bring along show & tell, as well as what you are working on now!

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First Wednesday drop-in- 5 October- special demo

September 30, 2016 | Posted in member activity | By

At the first Wednesday drop-in on 5 October, member Jakki Cashman will be demonstrating quilting on a domestic machine using Westalee rulers. Jakki has previous demonstrated this at an evening drop-in and was asked for a repeat at one of the daytime drop-ins.

Rulers have been used for a quite a while on long arm machines but a recent innovation has been their use on domestic machines. Westalee (an Australian company) has developed a sewing machine foot and sets of rulers to use with this method of machine quilting.

The drop-in runs all day, from 10am until 4pm, the demo will be in the morning, from 10am.

If you want to have a try and already have the foot and the rulers Jakki has suggested you bring a fat quarter quilt sandwich, your machine, foot and rulers.

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