Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Country Roads Quilters

I've had a lovely day today at the first meeting of Country Roads Quilters as we are now called.  One day we might make something with the Country Roads block (which you can see on Marcia Hohn's "Quilters' Cache" site here) but today we mainly chatted.  We seem to be a lovely mix of experience, style and quilting preferences so I think it's going to be a lively and stimulating group, challenging to old hands and supporting to new quilters.
Today we all stitched by hand but at our next meeting we're going to get the machines going and start on a Fat Quarter Frenzy quilt designed by Sharyn Simpson of Blenheim, New Zealand.  Tina, who welcomed us to her lovely home for our meeting, has made this pattern before and is going to lead us.  Our visiting trader did good business today with people buying FQs in preparation, and other goodies too.
It was lovely to meet two fellow bloggers, Tina who blogs as Sweetypie50 and Angela who I've been trying to get together with all summer, she blogs at Fenland Textile Studio.  Do pop over to their blogs, they both do very exciting things.
It was also lovely that people willingly agreed to do little jobs so that Country Roads Quilters can be a group of friends sewing rather than a top heavy, committee-led group. 
We talked about all sorts of possibilities, projects to do together, workshops we'd like to hold, QGBI events including meetings in our area and the 2010 AGM which will take place in Dundee, Scotland, our hopes for the group and a few practicalities like insurance and whether to put the kettle on again!  I'm so excited about this new group, it's going to be fun.


  1. Julie mixedmedia-jem20 September 2011 at 22:16

    Oops. I must have got confused. I thought the new group was meeting at Spilsby? Looks like a happy time :-)

    Have had to comment by name only as Blogger is being awkward.

  2. Good Luck - it looks like fun. ( what lovely big bookcases in your friend's home! )
    I think you will be late for that AGM. ( 2012 maybe? )

  3. Hi Lis, it's always exciting to form a new group. You already seemed organised. I can see you soon pass on your Japanese passion to the group! Lucky girl to have Bryan signed up as one of your follower! How often do you meet? Hugs Nat

  4. It looks lovely - wish I was close enough to join in too!

  5. What a lovely goup you look! And great to have all ages taking part. I'd join in a second if I lived nearby.
    Teresa x


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