Thursday, March 27, 2008
Some of the work from the exhibition will be on show a bit closer to home in May, in Wantage Museum, I will let you know more details nearer the date.
I have been a very busy blogger recently. I am working on another large piece at the moment, we also celebrated the Easter break with the grandchildren and I am trying to do a little spring cleaning as well. Must get back to the stitching now.... not much time left before the next deadline..... why do I always leave things to the last minute?
Friday, March 21, 2008
We took a trip down to Bridport Arts Centre yesterday. A long car journey from here, as we were beset by roadworks, tractors and "Sunday drivers". The roads are not conducive to overtaking, so patience was a virtue. The reason for the journey was to go and see the Exhibition - poster here. If you want to see it .... be quick you only have tomorrow and then it comes down.
I fell in love with Bridport, its a lovely town. The Arts Centre, gallery upstairs is a lovely space too. I would imagine it was a school room at some stage. The comments book was full of wonderful comments too.
The photo is a view of part of the room, probably about a quarter, it is a large space.
Well, had better get back to the embellisher whilst Mr Siamese finishes his morning nap! Another deadline is looming!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
The journey to and from the NEC was terrible, so much traffic and so took us twice as long as usual. Herr Schnauzer was crossed legged by time we got home!! He is always so good though. We arrived a little late to the NEC for my stewarding stint, and a lovely surprise was waiting for me..... Sue --see her blog and purchases--- here it was lovely to meet a fellow blogger, thanks for coming along to say hello. Thanks for getting me some wonderful buttons Sue. Think between us we have enough to start a shirt factory!!
As you can see the bag went on its promised outing! I was very pleased with it, and it was admired by many people.
The highlights of the show, for me, were the Journal Quilts of Contemporary Group( Quilters Guild), the Tudor clothing ( wow) and the Indian beading. I also had a really good look around the Treasures of Textiles of the WI. It was a huge exhibition and so varied. I really enjoyed looking at the work. I also met up with Gill another fellow blogger and Internet chum. She was wearing the most gorgeous embroidered jacket.
We took a photo, but it is on Gill's camera not mine. She is staying at Birmingham until the end of the show..... so it may be a little while until you can see her wonderful jacket.
I was stewarding at the Journal quilts 2007 stand and met a lot of interesting ladies, it is one of the pleasures of stewarding. Here are 5 of my journal quilts.
This challenge, 2007, started as an idea for creating an A4 mini quilt. The format would allow us to experiment with different ideas and techniques. It was great fun. As we finished the challenge at the end of the year, we learned that we received support for exhibiting the JQ's at different show venues around the UK. This venue is the first, and only a selection were on show.... all of them will be on show at Sandown in June. I will let you know nearer the time, if you want to have a look.
I was really restrained in my purchases, if you want to have a look, there is a photo on my 365 photo blog here aren't those fabrics delicious?
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Had a wonderful Great Western Embroiderers meeting, we looked at ways of manipulating fabric... such fun. Our session leader was poorly ( hope you are feeling better Sue) and so at the 11th hour I had to step in and lead. I have to publically say a big thank you to Angela for her support in bringing some wonderful books and magazines which give us added inspiration, and the members of the committee who all chipped in as well. We are very lucky in that we also have some very skilled and enthusiastic members, who were happy to share their knowledge with us. Great meeting.
Getting ready for the NEC show in Birmingham tomorrow. I have the bag ready ( the one form yesterdays post), must not forget to take the camera, as I suddenly realised I did not take a photo of my Journal Quilts that are being shown there tomorrow......stand ZK18... ... Hope the lighting is OK so I can get a good photo. Exciting isn't it?
Monday, March 10, 2008
I have therefore had to look at fabrics in shops and had to buy some FQ's. (I am even getting into the language now. Impressed?? In January I did not even know what an FQ was!)
There is so much measuring for P & Q.. and I am a girl that does not do numbers. So a steep learning curve for me.
However here is my offering for March.. made today... nice roomy bag. I am going to take it with me to the NEC on Thursday. Well I have to put my sanwiches somewhere. ( A bag lady what lunches... there's a novel idea)
If you are at NEC Birmingham on Thursday, come and say hello... I will be on the CQBG stand (ZK18) from 12 noon to 2pm. You will know who I am ... I have the bag!
Have a look at the show here: seems to be a lot going on.
Friday, March 07, 2008
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So here is stage one, next to decide what sort of stitchery I want to do. The exhibtion for the Museum is this September, but I also have another deadline for the middle of May looming for a different exhibtion. I have an idea that I may be able to use for both exhibitions. That would be good.
I'll let you know how I get on. Back to work.