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Jacquie Harvey Day 2017

We spent a great day recently with Jacquie who is not only an amazing and inspirational quilter but also a wonderful supporter of region 9. Many members made the journey to participate in this enjoyable event. 

Jacquie started the day with an amusing and interesting talk showing us her quilt journey; her quilt collection is truly unique and beautiful. She included an amusing story about the late Queen Mother's hot water bottle cover!  Despite recent health issues Jacquie continues to design and create wonderful works of art. She ended her talk by giving us an update of her current projects including a massive work for Norwich Castle Museum. So many creative ideas to take away with us. (photos to follow)

In the afternoon we were shown how to transfer designs on to fabric ready to embroider our own small piece of Redwork. Lots of fun, chat and laughter filled the room.

We are also grateful to the lovely ladies Sue Read and Judith Dobson, who provided the refreshments.

Jacquie had generously donated one of her wonderful quilts to us to raffle for our funds. This quilt was the one she made a while ago for a block of the month she designed for us. Lisa Burrows is the very lucky winner of this quilt, we were all very envious!

Jacquie also brought with her a cushion to raffle as an extra gift.  The cushion was a piece of her Redwork of some very pretty flowers. Gill Carter was the lucky winner of this wonderful work; despite the fact she had mislaid her ticket and it took her some time to find it!! 

Jacquie has generously designed and donated a beautiful Redwork hanging for us. This is available to purchase by all. Photos and more details will be available soon and in the next issue of Kaleidoscope.

In the meantime, if interested in purchasing a copy, please contact either:

margaretdyesmith33@gmail.com or bpratt.railtons@btinternet.com  for more information.

All round, a fantastic day out. Thank you Jacquie.