Recent club events

June 27, 2019: Angela Knapp’s Talk

Above: Angela Knapp, fabric artist, showed her work and explained how she creates her pictures with fabric and embroidery.

May 2, 2019: Joy Salvage Talk

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Above: Joy Salvage, creative patchwork and quilter, talked about her work and her obsession with log cabin design. She brought with her two of her prize-winning quilts, one of which is shown behind her in the photograph:

Members make Linus Quilts, 2019

Above: Some of the 21 quilts made by CHQ members for the Linus Project. Along with the quilts, there were 14 knitted blankets collected by Judi Philpott and Tricia Morrison, the Linus co-ordinators for North Dorset.

Stained Glass Window Panel Workshop, October 2018

Some photos of the Stained Glass Window Panel workshop, led by Lyn Onions, a textile artist and teacher. Lyn has recently opened her own quilting shop, called The Jolly Stitcher in Hackett Way, Fareham.

End-of-term 2018 Round-up

Here are some members’ quilting and applique works on display during our last meeting of the spring term.

The blue cushion was completed by a member after attending the Sandie Lush workshop
and the blue/green cushion was completed after an in house workshop on Egyptian applique.

Appliqued silk anenomes stretched onto an artist canvas

Textile picture depicting India, using paper, paint and applique technique

A quilt to commemorate ‘Rememberance’ of the two world wars, using applique, painting, computer printing onto fabric, free motion machining and a 3D poppy

Hand pieced pictures from an in house workshop, finishing techniques include hand embroidery and embellishment

Above and right: completed box handbags from an in house workshop

Machine pieced picture, finishing techniques include hand embroidery and embellishment

A textile picture using a soldering iron to create organza leaves, techniques include free motion machining to mirror the organza leaves, all worked on a gold and cream background

Machine pieced and quilted table runner using Christmas fabrics

Some of the CHQ Members celebrating Ladies Day, Ascot Races and also the last day of class. Have a lovely summer ladies

In April 2018, we were treated to a wonderful workshop with the talented Sandie Lush, assisted by her husband. Dave. The workshop was entitled Colonial Knotwork, and many of our ladies decided to make cushions with this technique. Pictures of the cushions will be posted when they are finished. Here are some photos of members working on their knotwork:

Thank you to the ladies that took the time and effort to make drain bags for the Breast Cancer Care Unit at Salisbury Hospital, well done ladies. Pictured are Pat Hart and Jennie Hoffman ‘modelling’ some of the bags:

In April 2018
we were entertained by Linda Onions. Linda told us of her journey through the world of fabric and brought some examples of her beautiful work and also some fabric and patterns. Here are some pictures of her work: 

In February 2018 Maggie Davies, a textile artist, told us about her life in working with textiles and showed us some of her beautiful work.

Here is Maggie (L) and our president, Pat Hart, showing one of her quilts:

A close-up of the detail of this:

Here is a Christmas-themed quilt of Maggie’s:

Another example from Maggie’s wonderful collection:

In February 2017 we had a tea party in honour of Peggy Collinge, a founder member of Castle Hill Quilters, who is leaving the group. Carol Lord, who founded CHQ, paid tribute to Peggy’s enthusiasm in making quilts for the Linus project.

Anne Jeffries made a beautiful cake and Peggy was given a small gift from the group.

Also in February 2017 we had a show and tell given by Andrea Ashwell. She showed us a selection of her beautiful quilts and explained her technique and how she decides on her designs. She uses a long-arm machine for her heavily-quilted designs.

In November 2014, Dawn Cameron Dick, a well-known quilter and teacher who has travelled the world, gave the group a talk on “Needles and thread – a love story”. She explained all there was

Dawn Cameron Dick

Dawn Cameron Dick

to know about needles and threads, with hand outs and samples.

In September 2014, 22 members and five guests went on a coach trip paid for by CHQ to see the newly-opened New Forest Fabrics shop in Hythe, where we purchased some new and different fabrics. We then went onto Buckler’s Hard for lunch. We were blessed by good weather and everyone found the trip very enjoyable.

In July 2014, we had a coffee morning at Jennie’s, which 20 members attended for a ‘mid summer break’ coffee morning and cakes, with natters and catch ups with friends and colleagues!

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From the Kaffe Fassett exhibition, American Museum in Britain, 2014

In June 2014, 16 of our members went on a trip to the American Museum in Claverton, near Bath. We had a personal tour around the museum to see the period rooms and also visited the museum’s special Kaffe Fassett exhibition. This showed a selection of the works of this well-known American knitter, quilter and fabric designer. We also had a chance to buy some books, patterns and fabric.

In July 2012, members visited the Whitchurch Silk Mill in Hampshire, and also the Quilters’ Dream shop near Andover.

In June 2012, the group heard a talk by Clare Hanham on “Learning embroidery the Royal way”.

In May 2012, members visited the Midsomer Quilting exhibition at the Radstock Museum in Radstock, Somerset.

In January through April 2012, Catharine Millar gave a six-part course for beginners.

In the autumn of 2011, several members of the group designed and made Alzheimers cushions for use by residents of Fives Court in Mere and also Linus quilts for seriously-ill children.

In October 2011, a coachload of members visited the autumn Malvern quilt show.

In September 2011, Joy Gillott led a workshop for 12 of our members as well as giving a talk and showing some of her quilts.

In July 2011, eight members visited Romsey Abbey in Hampshire to see the quilt show by Romsey Quilters titled ‘Quilts in Bloom’.

In June 2011, we mounted a display of members’ quilts in the church during the St Michael’s parish church fete, Mere. See the photos on this page.

In May 2011, 11 members visited the Sprat & Winkle 30th Anniversary Exhibition at Andover Museum and also the Quilters’ Dream shop in Picket Piece.

In March 2011, Jennie gave a workshop on making a block holder. In the same month the group travelled to Exeter to spend a day at the Spring Quilt Festival.

In November 2010, members of Sprat & Winkle Quilters showed us some of their quilts. See Photo Gallery.

During October and November 2010, Carol gave a two-part workshop on how to make a Christmas wall hanging.

In October 2010, a full-day course on machine quilting was given at the Grove Buildings by Meg Leach of New Threads Quilt Shop (see our Links page).

In late September 2010, 12 members of the club made an afternoon trip to the Midsomer Quilting shop (see our Links page), where they were able to browse and purchase fabric and other quilting items and enjoyed a talk on quilting by a member of staff.

In June 2010 a group travelled to London to see the exhibit ‘Quilts 1700-2010’ at the V&A Museum. See Photo Gallery.

At the end of May 2010 members of the group visited the American Museum in Bath to see the Classic American Quilt Exhibition. Besides the ‘Classic American Quilts’ exhibition the tour included the textile room, which contains a large number of old American quilts. We had lunch at the museum and had time to browse in the shop!

In the early part of 2010 we arranged for Kate Pickard of North Dorset Quilters to run a course for 12 of our members who were beginner quilters.