Congratulations to Irene Shaw, who was voted as Members Favourite in this challenge
Sally Kidd's creation was 2nd. Wise words from Jane Munford
Ann Kay and Sue Beesley's interpretation of Time
Journal Quilts Challenge 2017 Part 9 - Text in stitches, with a Sewing theme
Journal Quilts Challenge 2017 Part 8 - Wholecloth Quilt
This challenge was to make a quilt from a single piece of cloth as the top layer.
Members voted for their favourite quilt and the winner was made by Sue Phillips. Well done Sue!
Joint second favourites are by (mystery quilter number 2) and Elaine Manwaring
Other quilts were submitted by Cathy Bannister, Sally Kidd, Jean Davies, Sue Hyson, Jane Mumford and Pamela Wild
Journal Quilts Challenge 2017 Part 7 - Pieced Stars
Members' favourite entry for Pieced Stars was this lovely item made by Jane Munford. Well done, Jane!
Second place went to the vibrant orange stars made by Pam Stanier. Joint third were the spring coloured stars by Jean Davies and the modern piecing by Sue Phillips' Other entries were submitted by Sue Hyson, Pamela Wild and Sally Kidd. Ann Kay made a mini block of an Ohio Star, so cute!
Journal Quilts Challenge 2016 Part 6 - Christmas
At our first meeting back after Christmas some of our members brought in their journal quilts that they had been busy working on over the holidays. Well done to Jane Munford for her lovely robin quilt
Jean Davies' Christmas Poinsetta came second, and third was Pam Stanier's chocolate wrappers
Sue Phillips made a lovely Nativity scene, Pamela Wild used English Paper Piecing, Ann Kay made a fabric tree, and Sally Kidd created a wintery scene with carol singers
Journal Quilts Challenge 2016 Part 5 - Chocolate
This was such a difficult challenge - how to depict the wonderful world of chocolate in fabric form? Well, our members gave it their best shot. Congratulations to Ann Kay, whose quilt was the most popular with our members. Equal second with the same number of votes were Sue Beesley, Sally Kidd, Pam Stanier and Jane Munford. Other quilts were made by Sue Phillips, Pamela Wild and Cathy Bannister.
Ann's box of chocolates
Journal Quilts Challenge 2016 Part 4 - Shades of Colour
The journal quit challenge over the summer was to use shades of one colour. The real challenge was to use a colour that you would not usually use, so taking us out of our comfort zone. The ladies rose to the challenge magnificently and here are the results. Congratulations to Pamela Wild whose purple quilt was chosen as the group's favourite, followed by Ann Kay, Jean Davies and Sue Phillips.
Well done to all the other quilters: Sally Kidd, Cathy bannister, Jane Munford, Pam Stanier, Phyll Hoadley, Sue Hyson
Journal Quilts Challenge 2016 Part 2 - Spring
Once again our members have produced a fantastic range of different quilts all on the theme of Spring. There was a vote at the meeting on 16th May to pick the favourite. It was a difficult choice and we had joint winners. So congratulations to Sue Phillips and Jean Davies, joint favourites, and to Pat Bernard who was third.
And below are the other lovely quilts entered for the Spring challenge
Embroiderers Guild exhibition at National Trust property Croome Park, near Pershore
Located in the Temple Greenhouse, the Guild have been inspired by Brown's design and the planting at Croome to create beautifully stitched pieces. The exhibition is on every day until 30th October. The Temple Greenhouse is a pleasant stroll from the entrance along a path which is a little uneven in places. As you would expect from a National Trust property there is a beautiful park to walk through and a couple of cafes serving delicious food.
Journal Quilts - Malvern Quilters Challenge 2016
Hello All, A big thank you to all of you who took part in the first Malvern Quilters Challenge. I was delighted to have 17 quilts handed in to me at our 7th March meeting. They were all put up and what a fantastic display they made, all colours of the rainbow, all so very different and people had been so clever with their inclusion of the small piece of black and white fabric that was part of the challenge. We have some very talented members.
Our first winner was Sue Phillips
Second was Bronwen Warner
Third was Pamela Wild
Thank you once again for taking part and I hope to see as good a response to the second challenge. This time there is only the one criteria and that is the title which is “Spring”. Same rules apply. Happy stitching! Ann Kay ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Fundraisers create colourful quilt for Fisher House February 18, 2016
Bronwen Warner & Yvonne Jenkins in the Malvern Room, Fisher House
In 2013, a group entitled the ‘Malvern Quilters’ held their Biennial Exhibition at Cradley, Worcestershire. The President at that time, Bronwen Warner, was about to retire from her post, and had set a customary challenge for leaving presidents called the ‘Chairman’s Challenge’. The challenge was for the members of the group to create a quilt that would be raffled at an exhibition for a charity of the President’s choice. Bronwen had decided to support Fisher House, as she had seen the publicity surrounding it at the time and was moved by the concept of it being a ‘home away from home’ for families travelling from hundreds of miles away to be with their loved ones at the QE. The quilt raised an incredible £1,500 for Fisher House, and the group was delighted to hear that a room at the house was to be named the ‘Malvern’ room in wake of such a generous donation. The group of creatives didn’t stop here in their generosity, however. Bronwen was delighted to win a raffle with a prize being a large collection of hand-dyed patchwork fabric, and offered her prize to make a quilt for the newly-equipped Malvern room.
(Pictured: Yvonne and Bronwen outside the Malvern Room) The new president of the group, Yvonne Jenkins, coordinated the creation of the quilt, which was contributed to by members of the group. Yvonne decided to create a ‘Zen Quilt’, a relatively modern type of quilt that is simple and contemporary in order to fit with the modern décor of Fisher House. Six members of the group volunteered to create the squares for the quilt, with Yvonne compiling them and Bronwen applying the binding. Yvonne and Bronwen then kindly brought the quilt to Fisher House in January of 2016, in order to place it on the sofa in the Malvern Room..
(Pictured: Yvonne and Bronwen with the ‘Zen Quilt’) Sian Averill, Fundraising Officer at QEHB Charity, said: “We are incredibly grateful to the kindness and generosity of the Malvern Quilters. They have given up much of their time to create beautiful quilts for the benefit of those at Fisher House. On behalf of QEHB Charity, I want to thank the Malvern Quilters for their continuing support of Fisher House.”
Updated January 17 2016 Nationals Trust Exhibitions The National Trust is putting on 2 exhibitions, together with the Embroiderers Guild at Croome Park, Worcestershire and Berrington Hall, Herefordshire.
Embroiderers Guild Exhibition - Brown at Berrington Berrington Hall together with the Embroiderers Guild will be collaborating to create a very special exhibition in 2016. We're working in partnership with the national Embroiderers Guild throughout 2016 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of landscape architect 'Capability' Brown, to bring you an exhibition inspired by his work. The exhibition will feature a series of hand crafted textiles in the form of cushions and hangings which are inspired by his final landscape design, which is Berrington's parkland. The exhibition can be seen daily when the house is open, from 11am to 4pm. Exhibition on from Saturday 26th March to Tuesday 31st May
We are starting an A4 Challenge which is open to all members of Malvern Quilters.
To start with we will aim for six quilts over a year.
The size will be A4 (11 ½” x 8 ¼”).
Finished quilts must be handed in by the deadline. We will keep strictly to the “hand in by” dates. If you are going to be away or unable to make the deadline meeting let me know and I will arrange to collect your quilt from you beforehand.
After each round we will vote for our favourite. At the Christmas party in December we will choose the overall favourite for the year from the five challenge winners. It would be good if we could have as many challenge quilts as possible on display too.
Each challenge will have a different theme and there may be added criteria, ie colour, a technique, a shape to be included or a named block to be used. Here are the dates for 2016:
Handed in at or before Meeting on:
Challenge 1 7th March 2016
Challenge 2 16th May 2016
Challenge 3 4th July 2016
Challenge 4 5th September 2016
Challenge 5 7th November 2016
Challenge 6 16th January 2017
The theme for the first Challenge of 2016 is “Circles and Curves”, I have also attached a small piece of fabric to be used in the front design of your quilt.
I look forward to seeing all your Challenge pieces on the 7th March. If you are unsure of anything please call me on 01684 893592 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . This information will also be put on our new website malvernquilters.co.uk