Thursday, 15 March 2018

March Club Night

There was a good crowd at the March Club Night,great to see so many happy quilters all gathered together.  Sheryl Meech was our speaker for the evening, and brought along a crate or two of quilts to show us, which are packed away in the garage, she said.  Sheryl is a very prolific quilter and belongs to the group of international textile artists, Fifteen by Fifteen.  You can read her profile here, (click on the link).

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Sheryl loves to try new ideas,  and has entered many challenges over the years, and works in many different styles.  The beautiful Baltimore was outstanding, and the Peace quilt was one of her favourites.  This was made from a Laurel Birch panel is is one of the few which she has not designed herself.

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Sheryl was on double duty during the evening, as she had judged the club challenge.  She gave some excellent tips to those who entered a quilt, with the main one being to make sure that the entry complied with the theme.  In this case it was a book title.

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Checking out the challenge entries

And the winners were:

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Novice, Madalyn, with her entry, Jack and the Bean Stalk.

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Advanced, Avon with Race Meeting

In the Professional category, Paula won Best Quilting for her entry Juggling in High Heels.  Sadly, I don’t seem to have a photo of this entry.  And Diane won Best Interpretaion for her entry Bridge across my Sorrows, as well as Viewers Choice.

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Diane – Bridge across my Sorrows

My numbers never came up (yet again) for the raffle draw, and the lucky winners were Barbara and Cheryl, congratulations.  It was a great night, as usual.

Jenny Benton