May subgroup meetings

The Book Club discussed The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont. A fairly complex fictional story about Agatha Christie’s actual disappearance for 11 days in 1926. Mixed views, but an interesting discussion.

Walking group had an amble around Marbury. Craft group listened to a fascinating talk by Liz Leech about the history of quilting in her family, and showed us lots of beautiful finished and unfinished quilts. Baking Beauties made an assortment of savoury delicacies.

Craft Group – Liz Leech from Dutton WI told us about her ‘Life through quilts’. She started off with a beautiful hexagonal pieced quilt made by her grandmother, now worn thin through wear, then progressed through various designs including some made from tea towels bought on family holidays! Liz classified many of her projects as unfinished – haven’t we all got some of these hiding away in a cupboard!

She is always trying new designs and explained the techniques of English Paper Piecing (stabilising fabric with paper before hand sewing the pieces together) and Foundation Paper Piecing (done on a sewing machine and ideal for getting the perfect point). The small hexagonal design shown here is based on a quilt in the V & A museum and is still a work in progress!

Baking Beauties explored savoury finger food this month. Cheese featured heavily in
some of these savoury treats. From palmiers to pate, crostini to samosas they were all very tasty!

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