Saturday, 30 October 2010

Tombola Quilt

Peter, Alveva Quilter's Newsletter Editor has just sent me this
photo of Jenn manning the Tombola at the Exhibition.
Stewart and I came up with the idea to use an old panel quilt
for the Tombola.
We put the quilt in a Hand quilting circular frame and made
holes all over it. The raffle tickets were then rolled up
and pushed into the holes.
The corresponding ones were put on the donated prizes.
Visitors then pulled out the tickets from the quilt!
This caused quite a stir when visitors especially
quilters realised the quilt was full of HOLES!
Thank you to Pete,Sue, and several other members who
manned the stall over the two days.
It raised lots of money for our charities and
I have been informed the idea will be used at other events.
Now the world, it would be nice if you credit
where you saw it first....HERE!!!!
It raised lots of money for charity.

Liz has a Birthday

We are so lucky at Coven Quilters to celebrate our Birthdays
with friends. I love meeting up.
We laugh and share from the time we walk through the door
to the time we go home.
We are so lucky!

Coven Quilters

This hexagon Quilt that we finished ready for raffling
at The Alveva Exhibition. It is being raffled by CLODS,
one of Kings Lynn a amateur dramatics society's.
The raffle will be drawn next Spring.
Barbara borrowed it back so Coven Quilter members could see the finished result.
CLODS had it quilted and bound by a local firm.

English Country Garden Stage Design

The Exhibition stage took some working out.
I posted the prep in an older post, it looked fantastic with all
the quilts and props in place.
It started with me doing my backdrop with car aerosol paints
and layering the different pieces to paint! a picture of
"An English Country Garden".
Visitors said they found different things to look at each time they
turned round.
Thank you to everyone that helped!

Quilt Exhibition View

The Porters Barn looked amazing
with all the quilts hung from the ancient beams and walls.
The stall holders had real treasures and beautiful crafted things to buy.
So much Inspiration everywhere you looked.
Thank you to all that played their part and to the visitors
who travelled from all ends of the world, some
booking their holidays to see the event.

Quilt Exhibition

These are some of the amazing ladies of Alveva quilters who helped me
realise our biannual Exhibition at Porters Barn Feltwell.
Thank you,
so much to all the volunteers who made it possible.
The Exhibition had nearly 2000 visitors and raised
over a £1000 for our two charities,
Bio Detection Dogs and The Quilters Guild.

Sandringham Walk

So much has happened in the last two weeks,
I feel so exhausted in a happy way!
Jenn and I needed to get away from it all so took ourselves off to
Sandringham at Dersingham in Norfolk.
One of the homes of Queen Elizabeth.
Her Park, Garden and Home are open all year round.
We walked and sat in one of the 'bird hides' next to the 'Dew Pond'.
We sat for several hours, talking and sharing life.
We saw Woodpeckers, Jays and several squirrels
along with the usual birds.
We like to sit in nature and walk in real fresh air
when things get too busy!

Friday, 15 October 2010


I just had to show you the quilts which we photographed
in my conservatory this morning.
Jenn and I have been labelling some of the many quils that are going
into Alveva Quilter's Exhibition.
As you can see there is a real mixture
and these are just some of what we call the 'tradtional'.
See more about the Exhibition and preparations in the days
to come.

Red Art

I must be in Exhibition mode now because along with

the Christmas goodies, I am finishing off

Red Art to go on the display stand along with the

'Toxic Stack'.

This piece is 5" by 7" and is mounted onto canvas.

I will show you the finishe piece shortly.

See more of my Red Art on my website

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Christmas Gifts

As you can see Quilters Cottage is really getting in the mood
for Christmas!
I have made these hearts for several years with the year
embroidered on them so they become Heirlooms.
They are filled with Norfolk Lavender.
You can now buy them on my website

Samantha's ATC

Look at what arrived in the post yesterday!
A wonderful ATC from Samantha.
Really clever and wonderful original art and photograph ATC's
on her blog.
Thank you, Samantha!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Gallery Day 12th October 2010

Lots of creativity at the Gallery today.
Bag making, Embellishing,Machine Embroidery,
and Collage making ready for prototypes for Designs for
Christmas cards.
Pat's husband came back from his allotments and gave every
lady a bunch of flowers.
We did feel special,Thank you!
See more of what is going on at The Gallery.

Monday, 11 October 2010


This is the pile of finished colourful children's quilts.
There is another three in different stages of completion.
They are for the sales stand at the
Alveva Exhibition.
See more quilts on my website

Lion Quilt

The pieces of colourful animal and childrens fabrics
are getting smaller and different shapes now.
So I think this may be the last of this series of Quilts.
See more quilts on my website

Gallery Day 5th October 2010

A busy day at the Gallery.
Lots of creating!
Pat had finished recycling some artwork that I
persuaded her to NOT to to put in the
children recycle bin.
She did some embellishing on the machine.
Cut it up into sections and then embellished some more.
Here are the cards she has made.
They are each works of art.
See more card making and mixed media inspiration
on my website.

Eat, Prey, Love

When I got back in the afternoon after stage designing.
Stewart and I decided we needed a date.
So took ourselves off to the cinema in
Kings Lynn.
We watched "Eat, Prey, Love".
Starring Julia Roberts.
What wonderful scenery and morals of life.
Although not all of us can go off for a year to find ourselves!
and to such wonderful places.
Afterwards we had a drink in at The Crown at Gayton
before coming home for a late supper.
a very different and lovely day!

Stage Design

Saturday 2nd of October, seven of us
got together from Alveva's to start making all the stage
displays. Flowers,basket arrangements and
painted wooden bushes!
It looks a little strange at the moment
it always does until it's in position at the Exhibition
and has all the Quilts, backdrop and props.

Porters Barn

Wow! I can't believe how fast this creative year is going.
It's been 10 days since I posted.
It's been really busy!
Jenn and I went to measure up Porters Barn
ready for the Exhibition on the 23rd and 24th of this month.
We checked the sizes of where everything needed to go,
Stallholders and stands,Quilts and Exhibitions by members.
The stage backdrop required ladder technicality.
I am spray painting the Garden scene on it so
the scale has got to be right.
It looks so big empty.
The theme of the Exhibition is,
"An English Country Garden"
See more of my exhibitions on