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Quilters' Day

This event takes place on 2nd April 2016 from 10:30am to 3:50pm and will take place at Bolney Meadow Community Centre, 31 Bolney Street, Vauxhall, London SW8 1EZ. It is a Guild event

Doors open at 10.00

Morning Speaker: Avril Horn 'My Year in the Spotlight'

Avril was our nominee for  'In the Spotlight' 2015. She will be talking about her year which culminated in a display of her work at the Festival of Quilts.  We will also discuss the next nomination.

Morning Activity: Gadgets

We will have an organised ‘Gadget show and tell’ with volunteers telling us about their gadget for a few minutes. We think it will be fun to know about both those gadgets that you love and you wouldn’t live without, as well as those that you hate, or at least the gadget that sits at the back of the cupboard, is never used and was a waste of money.  Of course, one person's adored gadget may be anathema to someone else.

We will look at mats, rulers and cutters, fabric markers, pins, needles and thimbles, threads and batting, and machine accessories. Almost anything goes! You name it, we can include it.

If you would like to take part and have an item to present or would like to know how to use, please contact Rachel Tyndall (details below) with as much information as possible. Rachel is aiming to group together similar items to compare and contrast. 

Rachel is contactable on  07801 568792 or tyndalltwin2@gmail.com  

Afternoon Speaker: Katharine Guerrier "My Quilting Journey"

Katharine Guerrier has been making quilts and embroideries since 1980. She trained at Camberwell School of Art in London and worked for some years as a teacher. Further courses in textiles followed, notably the one-year course in design and embroidery at Loughborough College of Art in 1983/4.

Katharine's work has been featured in various magazines both British and American. She is a regular contributor to current local and national quilt exhibitions. She has worked as an occasional consultant exhibition organiser for Forge Mill Needle Museum and for five years taught on the City and Guilds patchwork and quilting course at Hereford Art College.

Her work draws on the traditional motifs of pieced patchwork, developing them to give a contemporary feel as shown in her retrospective exhibition, "Adventures in Colour" (2014) at Rhondda Valley Heritage Park. An interest in all the decorative arts provides the motivation to attempt to create textiles which are original and collectable.

Bring and Buy Sale 

This will be an opportunity for you to recycle your unwanted gadgets or other quilting related accessories. We will share the sale price 50:50 between you and the Guild.  Anything to be included in the bring and buy it MUST be priced up and include a detachable label with your name and the price. Otherwise we will have no way of keeping track of who is owed what.  If you don’t want your share of the profit, fantastic, but the item will still need to be priced up.

Show and Tell 

Please bring your quilts to show to an appreciative audience.

Wear your name badge and you will receive a raffle ticket for the prize draw later in the day.

 

Refreshments will be available throughout the day

There will be a charge of £1 for unlimited tea or coffee. Please bring your own lunch. 

 

Full details of how to book are in the current issue of "Our Patch".

Alternatively, please contact Laurelle Morgan Bruce

lmorganbruce@yahoo.co.uk