Sunday, 28 July 2013


This meeting will start with our EGM when new committee are nominated for office; followed by our speaker Elizabeth Cousins-Scott talking about her own work.
Elizabeth is  an exhibiting member of the 62 Group and the current tutor for the North West Regions’ City & Guild Courses.

Contact Monica Selway our Regional Chairman for further details of these  – via the Regional page on the new Guild website.  The courses are only open to  members of the Guild


“Violets are BLUE”

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Project Linus Fundraising Events

Angela has sent this information from Lesley, the local organiser – if you are interested just go along to see what they are doing.

Quilters Quarters, Longridge, 1st 2nd 3rd August

W. I. County Show, Garstang -25th, 26th September

Chipping Village Hall, Linus Fete, 3rd November

Saturday 20th July–Hands-On

I don’t often start a report with - A boiling hot afternoon – all windows and doors open – we needed fresh air to be able to concentrate on the job in hand – some serious stitching!!!

Using the Marbled and Brusho painted fabrics we had produced last October, we used simple stitching to manipulate the fabrics into folds, swirls and patterns.  Although we all loved the marbled fabric patterning, the Brusho-painted pieces worked best as the plain colours showed up the detail of the stitching and manipulation very well.
Shown below are a few examples of the stitched fabrics and pieces made by Carole Sams, Sue Chisnall-Sumner and Sue Tyldesley


P1030285          P1030286


We now look forward to seeing some of our members finished pieces – so please bring them to the next meeting and maybe your piece will appear on the Blog.

I must admit to finding it a bit too hot to stitch so didn’t achieve much on the day, and a member sitting next to me (you know who you are!!) was covered in blue Brusho by the end of the afternoon, as she hadn’t washed and ironed her piece before stitching – the blue fingers and moustache might set a new trend!!!
However she did a lot more stitching than me…………………….

WORKSHOP WITH DIONNE SWIFT–new date–September 7th

Please note that Dionne’s workshop on ‘Exploring Devore’ has had to be changed and will now take place as follows -

10.00am to 4.00pm at Hilldale Village Hall, Chorley Road, Hilldale WN8 7AS -cost for the day £30.00 EG members & £33.00 visitors- £10.00 non returnable deposit required.

Additional charges on the day of £10.00 or £15.00 for a scarf, depending on size, plus Devore materials used.

Tea/Coffee provided but please bring own lunch.

You will be learning about the techniques of Devore, and go home with samples of those techniques plus a beautiful unique scarf.

There are a few places left and if you would like to book – please contact Sue Chisnall-Sumner or e.mail me and I will pass it on.

Sunday, 21 July 2013


Have you been to an exhibition lately?  This is the time of the year when we go on our travels and often come across exhibitions of all kinds – not just textiles, so we ‘pop in’ and think some of the work was really good and worth a comment.
But you haven’t liked to sign the Visitor Book in case you say the wrong thing?

Well in future do try to leave a message or comment – they are always worth reading and are usually much appreciated by the exhibition participants.  Even those that criticise might have some good advice which might be worth noting.

HERE ARE A FEW from our book left at our recent exhibition at ArtHouse Gallery in Southport.  Mostly local visitors with one from Bradford.

“The best thing that has happened to Southport and Eastbank Street” – though I think this must refer to the gallery, but hopefully to our exhibition as well.

“What wonderful work and such talent – so different”

“An exciting visit – such a variety of techniques – a really high standard of work”

“Excellent standard of work and presentation”

“Stunning, vibrant exhibition”

“Such colour, texture and variety of techniques”.

WELL DONE – everyone who took part.



Angela, who has taken over the running of our Linus Group, has been working hard to produce ‘Kits’ of fabrics and fleece for quilts and covers, and knitting wool with patterns for blankets.

These are shown below with some of the finished quilts and blankets she has received recently.

Do support and contact her at our meetings if you would like to take part – knitting or stitching in your own time – no deadlines or pressure to work quickly.  A nice winter pastime if you have no current project of your own.