Monthly Archives: June 2011

Don’t Miss July’s Meeting

Don’t forget, our next meeting is Monday 4 July, at Aros from 10am. Hope to see you then!

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The Quilters Guild’s Stirling Weekend

Cushion by Jennifer Lewis

WIP: Cushion by Jennifer Lewis

Cushion by Jacquie Harvey

Cushion by Jacquie Harvey

Jenny says: “I have just returned from the Quilters Guild’s (Region 16) Stirling Residential weekend. This is the first time I have attended the weekend; it was great. I met some old friends and some new ones. I elected to attend Jacquie Harvey’s hand quilting class. If you recall, we saw some of Jacquie’s miniature hand-quilts when she came to visit us in 2009. If you haven’t seen any of Jacquie’s work, do go to her website and take a look ( Her work is exquisite!

Our challenge for the weekend was to work on a cushion cover using appliqué and hand quilting. The photos show a cushion of Jacquie’s and my work in progress. Jacquie suffers from arthritis and so has adapted a lot of her quilting to make it easier for herself. She often uses a backstitch to quilt (there are examples in history). If you ever get a chance to join one of her classes I would recommend it without hesitation. Apart from learning a lot you will have a lot of fun.

On the Saturday evening Anja Townrow gave a talk walking us through her journey as a renowned quilter. During the talk she showed us at least 30 of her quilts. Spectacular! A complete contrast to Jacquie’s work – Anya works mostly on her sewing machine. Do look at Anya’s website to see her wonderful quilts (

The weekend is held every two years in Stirling. I will definitely be there in 2013. Definitely to be recommended.

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Heart Cushion

Isn’t this simply the most fabulous variation on a heart design you’ve seen for ages? It was featured in Popular Patchwork magazine in April 2011, and stitched as a cushion cover by Barbara as a present for someone very special.

Heart Cushion from Popular Patchwork April 2011 magazine

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Skye Quilters June 2011 Meeting

Kaleidoscopes, sashiko, gold circles, illusion blocks, strip and stripes … what a gorgeous array of project everyone’s working on!

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