An early blast of icy, wintry weather led to smaller numbers this morning. However, there were lots of supplies available to work on Fidget Quilts and some worked on those. Others pinned quilts together, worked on personal projects or browsed in the library looking for a new project.
At our November meeting 94 were in attendance and our members and guests were inspired by a Trunk Show by Michelle of Kallisti Quilts. Her shop in Waterloo sells imported Japanese and African cotton fabrics, kits and patterns.
Numerous quilts using yarn dyed or indigo dyed fabrics were displayed. The neutral pallet consisted of many variations of taupe and gray. In contrast indigo dyed cottons were vibrant and colourful. The colours and designs shown gave many a new appreciation of quilts made from fabrics of other countries.
Along with her regular stock that she brought with her, smaller panels of printed African designs were available for purchase. You can see Michelle showing one of the guild members these panels, plus one of her quilts below:
Display of our quilts of our members at Show & Share:
The Thames Valley Quilters Guild
We hope to stay connected with all TVQG Members and anyone interested in quilting.
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