Tuesday, 20 August 2013

August Showcase report

Friday Showcase always provides a colourful surprise to members who attend, and with the diverse quilting and patchwork styles of Glen Waples and Marilyn Bell on show this month, there was a quilt for all tastes!

Here the members are looking at the fine piecing, applique skills and colourful designs of Marilyn's quilts. Showcase Presenters are booked a year in advance and coincidentally Marilyn has her very vibrant spotted and striped 9 patch 'Kavala' published in the July/August edition of Australian Quilters Companion. Congratulations Marilyn!
'Kavala' (and other quilts from both presenters) is now on the walls of the Guild Offices for all who visit over the next couple of weeks. Rural or distant members who wish to see Marilyn's published 'Kavala' may like to reserve the QC Vol.13 No.4 edition, by phoning the Guild Office. Any magazines can be borrowed from the extensive Guild Library for a month.

Glen's quilts on the other hand, illustrate a palette of soothing, warm colours. A lover of brown in all its 'chocolatey' forms, Glen creates a more 'traditional' feel to her quilts. Glen's hexagons march across her quilts in their thousands! and like Marilyn, she is a maestro at fine hand piecing and hand quilting.

It was a pleasure to hear the quilt journeys of both these talented members. 

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