Sunday, July 03, 2011

South West Quilters - speed 4

While I queue for a coffee in Taunton services I thought I would share some photos from South West Quilters who have been hosting me the last two days. Yesterday I was the afternoon speaker at their meeting. They had a great venue with very easy loading and unloading, and despite the microphone not working for me every seemed to hear most of the talk. The scrum after that talk was amazing. It's been a while since we have been that mobbed. Thank you all for the warm welcome, I hope I can encourage more people to come and visit.

Today I was teaching a workshop, Speed 4. As you can see a lot of work was done and the quilts are all well on their way. I always love seeing the different colour combinations people come up with. The smallest quilt isn't as far behind the others as you might think. She has scaled the pattern down to make a smaller quilt without missing any of the borders. However that means you get less quilt for the same amount of work.

After class we even had time for a bit of sight seeing. The views around here are amazing. I also have to mention the catering. It was great both days. This group is very lucky to have so many talented cooks. If you are in this area it is well worth seeing if you can get to one of these events.


Susan Briscoe said...

You're in a nice bit of the country and sounds like you've had a great time with the group too - nice to see the end results of the workshop.

Yvonne Morgan said...

Hi Ferret, I'm the one who was making the outrageously loud plaid Speed Quilt. Just wanted to say how much we all enjoyed the two days with you, both your talk and workshop were inspiring. I'm hoping to get the rest of the quilt done soon.

Ferret said...

Hi Yvonne, thanks for getting in touch. I hope you will share your mad quilt when it's finished, soon :) Glad you had fun and it's looking like I will be back in the area next year.