Sunday, 22 February 2009

SATURDAY CLASS

Saturday 21st February was the date for my 'November Christmas meeting' for my Group. We were unable to have it in November as the Hall had been double booked, [as it was for a wedding I didn't like to cause a fuss - I was a bit cross though.] So at that time, I decided we would just have that meeting in February. So we did, Mince Pies - courtesy of Annette - and all. Naturally it seemed odd, but the Ladies and Gent entered into the spirit of the thing. We were making a small Angel hanging plus a Tree hanging, they had two choices of the tree to do, sadly, I don't seem to have a picture of the the second choice tree here, only one lady had a go at it, and she made a grand job of it too.

Needs list...


1 - 2 - 3 Angels...



4 - 5 - 6 Angels...


7 - 8 - 9 Angels...



10 - 11 Angels + Nigel...



Mixed batch now...


Trees....


A very pretty Dresden Plate, not everyone wishes to make what is on offer for the day, so I encourage them to bring along their own work, as long as it it P Q or A...



Here comes our

SHOWTIME...

All the following photo's were taken by Rebecca,
I think she has done a superb job and will have it now
as a permanent thing...

I love this hanging, Linda who made this has loaned us the pattern, hopefully, one day, I will get around to making it, everyone at the group thinks it is me!!!!



These were quite small blocks, but beautifully quilted by hand, by Sharon...



Super bag, made by Annette for Rebecca...

Front............................................Back


Door curtain, made by Annette for her sister Suzanne...

.................................close up


These are Christmas Ornaments made at the OCTOBER meeting
from a workshop at the group by Betty -
try to ignore the quilt, that comes later
...



This beautiful quilt was made by Michelle, she has quilted it on the machine,
after a class with me on Free Machine Quilting,
it was HUGE and very heavy!!! There are 4 of us holding up behind...

.......................................................Close up...


Another BIGGIE, this beauty was made by Sylvia, it is
Quilt as you go, she took a class at Bramble Patch for this...

......................................................Close up...............................Closer


Slightly smaller quilt by Dee, again Machine quilted
after taking a class with me,
I am so pleased to see the ladies are using what
I teach them, I do worry bout that!!
This was the 'T' block we did last year...



Annette's paper foundation village, her first attempt at PF...



These two made by Annette, she has made them for a friend's
two small children, Archie and Ruby...



Advent calender by Annette for Rebecca...



Fanfare of trumpets here,
this we did a while back...Joyce has finally finished hers,
well done Joyce...



Not sure if you can see the two Garden kneelers on top the radiator!!
Made by Rita for comfort in the garden, great idea, the carrot top ihas been
thread painted after a class with me, great stuff Rita, very realistic...



Admiring the Quilts on the table...



This is how we set the class up, 3 rows of tables, so they face sideways on
to me, which means no chair scraping when they need to see me,
I cannot bear that sound...



Quilted by Sylvia, this is a panel she bought as she liked it,
I don't blame her, it is lovely...



The End

So there we are, that is how I spent Saturday. A lovely day, well I thought it was, I do hope the ladies enjoyed it as much as me. We had a great sales table too, Betty had brought along loads of magazines she didn't want anymore which she sold for 50p each. We also had what I call the UGLIES sale. They bring along fabric which they don't want anymore, I auction it off for them, I do my best to get a good fair price, we had loads on Saturday and I sold every single piece. I am a pretty persuasive sales person I can tell you. As I say to them, here are cheap backings for your quilts, you can see the penny drop sometimes!!!
March will soon be here, so I have to get my thinking cap on for something for them to do.

Today, Sunday, my arms are killing me, my right one is so sore, I think it is probably holding up all the heavy quilts from yesterday. It will sort itself out. I hope!
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11 comments:

Mary said...

What a busy day - your group had some beautiful blocks and quilts.

Thanks for the comment on the Kaleidescope quilt. I was wondering if those who voted against the pieced border would like the results. Keith changed his mind after seeing it finished too and now he likes it.

Leah said...

Wow, Janet looks like you all had a great day. What a wonderful display of projects. Everyone there is so creative.

Susan said...

Hi jan
Love the show and tell your ladies are very talented. Keep up the lovely work. Love Susan

Di said...

It was a great day. Am going to do another Christmas angel so the girls will have one each for next Christmas!

Di

Angela said...

What a great day you all had and what fab quilts too! I wish I lived near you :o(

Anonymous said...

That looked like a super day, very envious ... what wonderful talent you have in that neck of the woods, and your photographer did a super job as well.

joan

jan said...

Hello Everyone,
Many thanks for all the lovely comments, the ladies and Gent.... are all extremely talented, they really do not need me at all. Sometimes I am totally overwhelmed by their work, I am really lucky to have such talent as you say in my group.
Rebecca did really well on the photo's Joan, I was very pleased with the outcome.
Thank you all again ladies.
Jan :-)

Rosa-Munda said...

Hi Jan,
What a lovely day! Congratulations to Rebecca on such lovely photos. Ros

jan said...

Hi Ros, yes it was a lovely day, well for me it was, I didn't have to do very much, a nice lazy day for a change!!!!
I have been trying to leave comments on your Blog, it wont let me. It isn't putting a word up for verification to copy!!!! Strange!!!
jan :-)

Maggie R said...

Hi Jan,
I always love coming here, You have great pictures of what you are up to. Looks like this was a fun day, and such creativity...Thanks for sharing...
xoxo((((hugs))))
Maggie

jan said...

Hi Maggie,
Yep it was a great day - she says who didn't do much at all!!!! lol jan