Last night I picked up Maureen (you know her from patch'n'chat) and we headed off to Kelso for our evening at Abbey Quilters. The first part of the evening was taken up with seeing what to do with the squares that we had made for the January meeting, which was of course cancelled because of snow. The project was to make a multi-pocketed bag, but we only pinned the folds in place, as we need to do some machine stitching. The first fold was on the diagonal
then we folded the point on the left over to the right
the point on the right over to the left .....
...... but then this point is manipulated to form another small pocket
my new apprentice Maureen held the bag open to show off the pockets - there will be seven of them when it is all sewn together (once I have finished the bag I will take some clearer photos)
the next item on the agenda was me! I handed out the requirements list, explained the little bit of prep I want them to do before the meeting, and showed them the little wallhanging and some other samples that I had taken with me. In a sign of the times, several ladies got out their mobile phones and asked if they could take photos, to help them with their fabric choices!
Then Caroline, on the right, helped by Sandra (as well as being our wonderful Linus Lady, she is also vice-chairman of the group) showed off the fabulous quilt that she will be teaching at a workshop in April (boo hoo, I can't go!!)
and then ....... Caroline produced a smaller quilt, which is made with the leftovers from the first one!
for the last part of the evening, we watched a DVD about stained glass patchwork ..... but I didn't take any photos!
This morning we headed to the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel for a financial seminar (thrilling stuff!!) It is a beautiful old building
the first room we were in had beautiful faded old walllpaper with butterflies
the second room had another old wallpaper, which had me thinking of quilting patterns!
then, the reward for sitting through all the dry financial stuff ...... a delicious lunch!