quite a good turnout for this month`s meeting and new members
Amongst future diary items were the Group meeting at Norton
Lindsey on 25th October, Pauline Brace is giving a talk about
Charles Dickens in celebration of his bi-centenary, and a group
of us are visiting the puppy dog training for the disabled at
Gaydon. Volunteers were requested to perform in the Pantomime!
Higgins had brought along her wonderful array of quilts!
Several dozen from the smallest cot size to the magnificent,
as yet unfinished, about 2 metres square, family heirloom.
Several years ago, Anita was between jobs and becoming very
bored, so her daughter suggested she take up patchwork.
She became hooked. It took over her life to such an extent
that she eventually sold her house and bought a business
in Warwick. Here, she not only makes her quilts, but runs
courses to teach others. She has 3 grandchildren for whom
she has been making quilts since before they were born and
also, anticipating them leaving home for college (the eldest
is just 5), she has already got those quilts made.
In case, she says, she is not able to do it later on. She
had brought along several dozen. Some machine made,
some made entirely by hand. The most beautiful materials,
cotton, silk and wool. Every colour under the sun.
heirloom is a glorious piece of craftmanship. It is in shades
of soft green and includes applique work and lacework, all hand
done. For this she is attending a course although she
is mainly self taught. Anitas workshop has also sent out about
20 quilts to our soldiers in Afghanistan.
Thank you Anita it was a real feast for the eyes.
The next meeting is November 14th which is the Annual Meeting
to include a surprise!