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Quilters' Day

Serendipity by Sarah Hibbert

This event takes place on 16th September 2017 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

Morning Speakers: Sarah Hibbert

Sarah has been quilting for 30 years on and off. She is an active member of the Guild and belongs to both the Modern and Contemporary groups. Her fabulous Serendipity quilt was accepted for the Quiltcon exhibition in Savannah in February. She will be bringing along lots of her wonderful quilts and will be talking about what inspires her and how her work has developed over the years. For more about Sarah have a look at her Instagram account @quiltscornerstone.


Carol Wilkes

Carol's talk is called "Rising to the Challenge" and she will be explaining all the things you should think about when setting a challenge for your quilt group or making a quilt that many people will be contributing to. She will also bring examples of items that Ealing Quilters have made over the years.

Afternoon Speakers: Batik, The Story Behind The Cloth -Textile Traders Diane and Jim Gaffney have been in business since 1984, travelling the world buying, selling, researching, documenting, teaching and lecturing about textiles from around the world but especially Indonesian Batiks. The people of Java produce the finest Batik cloth in the world. The traditions of making this cloth by waxing and dyeing are centuries old and carefully passed from mother to daughter. Making batik requires patience and expert skills. Textile Traders will tell the fascinating stories of making this beautiful fabric and its makers.

Challenge: “Eastern Promise”

The size of your challenge item can be from postcard size to a maximum of 24" x 24". Your entry can be a piece you’ve already made or newly created work in response to the topic. If you think you have work that fits the title of the challenge – have a try. It’s a fun way to try out new techniques in a smaller format! Remember ‘It’s the taking part that counts!’

Trader: Textile Traders

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.

Show and Tell – Please bring your quilts to show to an appreciative audience.

Tickets on the door are £15 for members and £20 for non-members.