ERTF AGM, plus talk & workshop 20 April 2024 Clifton Community Centre, Whiston Crescent, Clifton, Shefford, Beds, SG17 5HJ

Guest Speaker - Janice Gunner 'Colour for Textiles'

A rare sunny day set the scene for our 2024 AGM and Janice Gunner’s workshop. 

Her talk was informative, entertaining and interesting. As well as this excellent talk accompanied by a video, Janice also gave us a demonstration of how to put patches together. Janice is an excellent teacher and reminded us of the rule of thirds, focal points and colour.  

 

Having admired Janice’s extensive collection of quilts large and small we were tasked with producing a personalised patched and quilted sample from her wide range of African prints, batiks and matching threads, all carefully prepared and individually packed. She showed us so many combinations of colours and prints that we might never have put together. Because she supplied the backing, threads and copious amounts of fabric, our pieces were all the same size and it would be interesting to see them finished and hung together. 

 

The results were amazing and quite stunning.  It was a lively social event as well, with plenty of cake to keep the energy levels up. In fact, the cake and camaraderie made the day perfect!  It was a lovely space and really great to catch up with other members. 

 

It was a great conference. Many thanks to Carole Nicholls for organising it all.