Sometimes it not just about quilting: quilters wear many different creative hats. This was demonstrated at the last meeting, on March 11, when Sharon, Marie and Noreen shared their love of embroidery. All three are also members of the Alderney Needlearts Guild, a dedicated group of needleworkers who promote embroidery and the learning of new techniques.
Their display showed many of the different styles of embroidery including stumpwork, Mountmellick, Richelieu cutwork, bargello and goldwork to name just a very few. Noreen also showed how embroidery can enhance and embellish quilts to created added texture – for example, with red work, crazy quilting and blanket stitching.
Everyone got a chance to try different stitches, threads and beadwork with ready-made kits.
For anyone interested in finding out more – or trying their hand, the Alderney Needlearts Guild meets the last Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am in the Community Room, Ecole du Carrefour, 301C Ave. du Portage in Dartmouth. Informal stitch-ins are held each Tuesday at 9:30 am at the same location and all are welcome.
And as always, Mariners also shared their recent work with each other in the Show and Share segment of the meeting.