Basingstoke Region 3 Regional Day

Not a very exciting title I know, but what a lovely day I had. The new committee of ladies for Region 3 were most helpful when I arrived to give a talk entitled “Know Your Onions” about my work so far. From my very first attempt at a quilt, finding a local teacher; Barbara Hewitt who introduced me to the Quilters Guild and many new quilting friends. My journey through City and Guilds and then the Foundation Degree Arts in Stitched Textiles, all at Eastleigh College and tutored by Susan Chapman. This was my first venture in talking about my work and I shared the information with the Regions new coordinator Linda Malcolm, who was also dealing with her first regional day, and may I say Linda and her team did very well, and the ladies making tea and coffee were wonderful
The audience gave me some very warm feedback and showed interest in my work. Thank you ladies for all your encouraging words.

002 Detail of Consequences, all hand stitched

The afternoon speaker was Liz Betts who gave a very interesting talk about the influence of liberty prints in patchwork. Liz is running the workshop today, hope you all have lots of fun.

It was a shame that not many people managed to get to the regional day but thank you to those who did, the next regional day is in Titchfield so hopefully more numbers will be there. Look out for the information in the Southern Star or on the Quilters guild website.

Happy stitching


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