Friday, 27 April 2012

Quilt and Embroidery show Uttoxeter 2012

Wolverhampton Branch had a very successful time at the show. Congratulations to Margaret Biggs who was not only winner in the innovative embroidery category but overall winner at the show. Judith Rowley won 1st prize in the special embroidery category and Martha Connock won first prize in the 3d category. Pat Withers and Judith Lovatt also achieve recognition with their pieces, Pat 3rd place in the special category quilts and Jude as 2nd place in the special category embroidery.

Congratulations to all who entered pieces and enabled the show to be really enjoyable and inspiring.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

members workshop

Last Saturday some members met to have a members' day. The morning was spent making silk necklaces with Louise Henley using beads and silk scarves. In the afternoon Una and Sharon helped members to prepare fabric for an indigo dyeing day in a couple of months time.

Janet and her offering

work in progress

Using the smocking machine

sample of leaf patterns

other samples

Completed work ready for the dyeing workshop

Friday, 20 April 2012

Natural Resources exhibition at Uttoxeter

The Embroidery and Quilt show at Uttoxeter, showcased our branch of the Embroiderers' Guild. Our exhibits were both two and three dimensional and under the umbrella title of 'Natural Resources.'
Jude and Ruth hung the exhibition for the Guild - but first and foremost, labels had to be made. An 'office' was set up at Uttoxeter, laptop and printer at the ready...go Ruth!

Meanwhile, fun was being had exhibiting the competition pieces for the show. Lillian and Una were part of an excellent team hanging the exhibition where our ladies at Wolverhampton romped away with prizes including first in the Innovative category and ''Best of Show'' won by Margaret Biggs; third in Innovative for Brenda Berry. Special Category - first Judith Rowley; Special category - second Jude Lovatt; Special Category third, - Elaine from  our 'Connect in Threads' group; and second in the Quilts for Pat Withers. What a group!!

The Cabinet

Jude's Peacock book, Judith's cushion and Clare's bookwrap

Ruth's tree stump, Lillian's doll
Una's Journal 2011

Clare's Pear bookwrap

Una's 4 pincushions
on calico
Jude's Leaf bookwrap

Ruth's 'Inchies' and Pat Withers 'Beetles'

Worth a closer look
Ruth's 'inchies'

                                                                 Worth a closer look, Pat's 'Beetles' 

 Margaret Guy
2 on canvas - 'Greek Urns'
Little landscape hand embroidered by Jude on a printed babywipe

Louise Henley 'gold work'
Margaret Guy 'Sunflowers'
Two of our ''Connect in Threads'' members exhibited for the first time. Pat Paterson and Janet Leeper.
Below them is a piece by Louise Henley

This large piece in perspex is Yvonne Flavell's 'Frost.'

Margaret Biggs embellished cushion
above Yvonne's ''frost'' with a great view of the cabinet
This stunning hanging is the work of Lillian
Margaret McQuillen's modern interpretation of crewel work on a recycled blanket; 'Crewel and Beyond'

'Light as a Feather' is a couched piece by Jude on an embellished background of natural fibres
'Wood' by Louise Henley incorporating wood and threads
'Rust' by Una, showing natural rusting techniques