Thursday, October 11, 2007

Our Snowdonia Project

This beautiful quilt was made by Janine Jones, she is a very successful City and Guilds tutor at Coleg Menai in Bangor, North Wales. This is a memory quilt. Janine found letters and photos after the death of her mother. These were sent home by her father who served for some years in India during the 2nd World War. This would have been around 1945-47. The letters were on this very fine paper in tiny print, but she enlarged them on a photo copier and used them to write on her quilt. Her father's photo was transferred to fabric using a transfer solution and the colours in the quilt are reminiscent of India. The photo really does not do it justice.

Below is a detail of the quilt.

Here are photos of some of the individual works of art that were made for our Snowdonia project. A photo was taken from a book on North Wales of a lake called Llyn Dywarchen in Welsh, which is at the foot of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. The photo was copied and divided into 12 pieces and we each made our piece exactly 10"x8", we were not quite sure how to hang these together, would we leave a slight gap between each one or stitch them all up together without leaving a gap. When we saw them all together it was decided to do the latter. This important job is going to be undertaken by Mary.

SerenTex AGM

We had a wonderful AGM at Sue's house. We get on so well as a group and there is so much give and take going on that AGM's are a pleasure. Sue chaired the meeting and named everyone who had made a special contribution during the year and we all clapped with enthusiasm. Then we were asked if we were willing to continue with what we did last year or did we need a change. I am quite happy to take photos and continue with the SerenTex blog, but I felt I needed a change from being the Tea Lady and Ann kindly volunteered to take over that job. A few other jobs have changed too, but as I did not take notes I'm afraid I've forgotten what they were. This is how the group operates everything is done in an enjoyable and light hearted way with a lot of laughing and joking.

A few people have asked if we are willing to invite more to join the group, but it was decided unanimously to stay as we are for the time being as a small group seems to be more friendly and united. It was also decided to officially rename the group SerenTex. It will no longer be called Serendipity, SerenTex was originally only the name of our blog. we have also booked our annual retreat at Plas Tan y Bwlch.

Sue had brought us all some thick, mustardy coloured felt flowers and we have a small project going, making brooches out of these flowers for the North Wales Embroiderers' Guild Sales Table at the Guild's EXHIBITION OF WORK to be held at the RHOS ON SEA METHODIST CHURCH HALL, Rhos Road, Rhos on Sea on Friday November 2nd and Saturday November 3rd from 10 am to 5.30 pm.
The entrance fee is £2.00 to include the programme. there will be demonstrations throughout the day, sales table and refreshments.