Monthly Archives: January 2010

Dates for Skye Quilters 2010 Quilt Exhibition

The dates for our 2010 exhibition are now confirmed: Tuesday 10th to Thursday 12th August, at St Columba’s Church in Portree*.

Set-up will be on Monday the 9th. Best get stitching, it’ll be here before we know it!

2008 Skye Quilters Exhibition St Columba Church Portree

A selection of quilts from our 2008 exhibition.

(*If you’re standing with your back to the square in Portree looking at the Bank of Scotland, St Columba’s is a little way up the road to the right of the bank, past the sandwich place, on the same side of the road.)

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Court House Steps Meeting

Skye Quilters Meeting

Skye Quilters Meeting 25 January 2010

Jennifer Lewis Court House Steps Quilt

WIP: Court House Steps Quilt by Jennifer Lewis

Court House Steps Quilt by Jennifer Lewis Foundation Pieced

WIP: Foundation Pieced Court House Steps Quilt by Jennifer Lewis

Plaid Quilt

Plaid Quilt by Irene de Plano

Quilt by Irene de Plano

Quilt by Irene de Plano

Folded over log cabin quilt by Peta

WIP: Folded over log cabin quilt by Peta

Sunbonnet Sue by Shirley

WIP: Sunbonnet Sue by Shirley

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First Meeting of 2010

Welcome back to Monday quilting everyone!

Skye Quilters meeting

French braid quilt Sunbonnet Sue bags Oven Gloves

French braid wallhanging by Lin (yes, it's finished!). Sunbonnet Sue bags by Irene deP. Oven gloves by Janet K.

Scrappy quilt

WIP by Irene deP.

Sunflowers quilt

Sunflowers quilt by Irene C, with poetry machine quilted in the border. Notice the beads for the dots on the i's.

Scrappy quilts

WIPs needing sewing of bindings by Irene Currens

Children's quilt

WIP by Maureen.

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American Quilting Magazines to Share

Just take a look at the huge pile of American quilting magazines kindly sent to us by Connie Barwick (who writes the Cross Stitch section of About.com) and her sister-in-law Jane (who’s the quilter). Thank you both so much! It’s very much appreciated, and very definitely going to be enjoyed.

quilting magazines

Quilting magazines!

The magazines arrived just before Christmas, so no prizes for guessing what Marion has been reading… They’ll be brought to tomorrow’s meeting to begin circulation amongst everyone.

If you’ve got any European (or non-UK/USA) cross stitch, embroidery or quilting magazines you don’t want any more, please let Marion have these and she’ll post them on to Connie.

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Monday 18th Meeting: Shrinking Fabric

The thaw having happened and no new snow being predicted, Monday’s meeting is on (and, hopefully, also the heating!). There’ll be a small piece for everyone of the magic shrinking fabric Jacquie Harvey sent us, so put your thinking caps on, along with your warmest jumper.

Shrinking fabric that works with steam

Top: After sewing, shrinking fabric showing. Bottom: After shrinking, 'real' fabric showing. Just add steam ... and the fabric shrinks as you watch, gathering up the piece it's sewn onto.

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Next Meeting: Monday 11th 18th

Our first meeting for 2010 will be on Monday the 11th MONDAY THE 18TH. (Hopefully by then it’ll be less icy.)

Some Blog Stats for 2009:
First blog entry was on 28 March 2009.
This blog entry is the 89th.
Number of comments: 33
Busiest day on our blog: Tuesday 21 April, with 162 page views.
Total views to date: 9,583
Most searched-for term: French braid quilt
Top referrers: Quilting Bloggers Directory and Twitter (@skyequilters)

No doubt 2010 will be even busier, not least because of our group exhibition in the summer! And don’t stress about the snow, it’s perfect quilting weather.

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