The Thanet Quilters had their quarterly meeting on Tuesday evening and what a well attended meeting it was. The Thanet Quilters is an umbrella group for all the smaller Thanet quilting groups and meets four times a year at Birchington. At each meeting a different group hosts and provides the tea, coffee and biscuits, and after notices have been read out we enjoy a talk or trunk show from a visiting speaker. This meeting it was the art quilter, guild teacher and quilt judge Annette Morgan, who treated us to a slide show and talk about her art quilts and innovative techniques. I'd never thought about using emulsion paint and a soldering iron on my work but that's exactly what Annette does with amazing results!!
After the talk we have a break for tea etc and a chance to buy yet more fabric from the visiting trader or choose books from the groups library. Then it's on with the raffle and a show and tell spot. I love the friendliness of this group, when Sharon and I first found the group on the internet we just turned up and was so warmly welcomed we've been going ever since. The group welcomes individual quilters and we were allowed to borrow books on our very first visit.
The speaker generally seems to be booked to run a workshop the next day, unfortunately we've not been able to attend these as it's mid week and we have to go to work!! But we did sign up for a day trip to Lady Sew and Sews at this meeting. We also, very bravely took entry forms for our quilts to be entered in this years Thanet Quilters exhibition!!! I haven't decided yet whether to enter the traditional or art quilt category, which is a bit of a joke really as I've never made an art quilt but I was very inspired by Annette Morgan, and have already been on the look out for a soldering iron!!!