Monday, 26 July 2010

Brightlingsea Visit

The Clark Family went away for a few days to see
Grandparents and family at Brightlingsea.
Jenn went with Grandma and Grandad to see a show.
Annabel, Jenn's long term Holiday friend was on stage and was
outstanding. Well done Annabel!
Stewart and I went down to the old part of Brightlingsea to see
the developments to the new Marina Complex.
Thursday night was lovely and you could just
hear the first night of the funfair at Bateman's Point.
I didn't take my camera so took this photo
the following morning on our stroll.
A real stormy sky rolling in!
I took lots of pictures of the boats and old boat houses.
Inspiration for the future.

TC won The Alveva Challenge Quilt

We have a Challenge every year and the title this year was,
'Anything textile that explores the theme,
"An English Country Garden".
Wendy was the our Visitor Judge and boy! did she
judge and she explained to us how she marked each contributor.
Well done TC and she keeps the Cup until next year and has
a Red winners Star on her quilt on stage at the Exhibition in October.

Round Robins at The Garden Party

The Crazywork Round Robin squares came back to us last month and so
some of us had finished or put them together
ready to quilt.
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Alveva Garden Party

Wednesday 21st July our Alveva garden party at mine this year as I am Chairlady!
It worked well outside.
The adapted marquee went on the patio ouside the studio.
( We had to have it as the weather has been so unpredictable).
The food was in the studio and everyone spread themselves around the garden.
A lovely night and no rain!
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Wendy's Quilt

After The Gallery on Tuesday 20th,
I went home and did some more finishing on Wendy's Quilt.
This is Wendy's double sided quilt on my studio table.
I had to finish quilting, bias binding and attached the label.
It is a group quilt. All the members madeall the different blocks
and squares and it was put together like a jigsaw puzzle.
Wendyis an admirer of scrap qilts and double sided ones, so this is what
Alveva members put together, to say thank you for her hard work.
She was presented with it at our Garden Party (see posts).

Gallery Day 20th of July 2010

There was lots of goings on @ The Gallery this week with more events being booked
with the Gallery move and the start of the Summer Holidays.
Pat is making Embellished jewellery and she and other visitors learnt how to use the stitches on their machines.
Angie finished her wallhanging, see above, love it!!!