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Myra of Cheadle


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County/State: Cheshire
Country: United Kingdom

My Quilting:

Are you:

  • A competent quilter

How long have you been patchwork quilting:

  • 10+ years

How many hours per week do you spend patchworking or quilting:

  • 2-5 hours

How many projects do you begin each year:

  • 3-10 quilting projects

Quilt Groups:

  • I am a member of a quilt group or organization
  • I am a member of an online quilt group or community

What is your favourite technique:

  • Paper piecing

Which other techniques do you enjoy:

  • Hand piecing
  • Machine piecing
  • Foundation piecing
  • Strip piecing
  • Fusible web appliqué
  • Stained glass patchwork
  • Hand quilting
  • Machine quilting

I enjoy quilting:

  • For myself
  • To relieve stress
  • To use up fabric
  • While watching television
  • For the sake of it!

How often do you take part in quilt shows:

  • 2-3 times a year

Which other crafts do you enjoy:

  • Card making
  • Scrapbooking
  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • Embroidery
  • Tapestry
  • Crossstitch

More about me:

I began patchwork and quilting for my Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award - 18 months later the rest was history!  30 years on and I'm still patching, quilting, doing appliqué and many other crafts. 
I'm a fan of Lynne Edwards (her books feature most on my bookshelves?) - but my sampler quilt - begun in 2007 with 20 blocks - is this year being turned into a Sampler Quilt Journal or Quilt Journal Sampler? (I think number one is more correct?)  Sampler Patchwork and Quilting Journal (SPQJ) September 2011. 
I've done 8 pages of the SQJ - but they needed the verso side so they became 16 pages.  Number 7 was to have been Tulip block - stained glass patchwork but I want to use a design from my house windows - it was built in 1912 and so is 100 sometime next year!!!!! It is the family home that we moved into in 1978/9 as I started senior school.  My Mum died earlier this year so my daughter and I are in the process of moving back in - not as straight-forward as it sounds!  So, the stained-glass design transfer is being left for another time - perhaps 2012 in the houses' birthday year? 
I'm working on Jacob's Ladder blocks - Blue and Purple for the right-hand page and Lilac / Pink for the verso page.  Still working on the Stained Glass design - it's a yellow heart shape with leaves (in green!) and a purple top and orange base. 
September 2011  md.
Well, tonight I've worked out why my profile isn't visible - I've not ticked the enable public profile box!  Sorry, Katy - I'm only human sometimes! 
The S P&Q J is making progress slowly - and I'll update the photos when I take and then transfer them soon so you can see the progress - but for Christmas 2011 I bought myself some material for a Sampler Quilt - which now has 19 blocks ready hence the slow progress for the Journal - I'm aiming for 24 or may-be 25?  Pictures will be updated sooner 'cos they're already on the laptop and just need transferring to the PP website! 
ATC's have been my new challenge from October 2012 - but I managed to buy soft stuff for the middle - not stiff - so my ATC's are uniquely unique in not being stiff? 
Updated and enabled January 2013  med.
I looked again for my Public profile - only to see I again don't have one?  Must have been lost in an update? 
I have achieved so much patchwork in 2013 so far - 10 months in - and today have sat in Turner's on the A6 in Stockport joining hexagons for a wall hanging / banner on display there (title only until the art and crafts exhibition is taken down in early November), the title is "Thursday at One"  who meet most Thursdays at ?    13:00!  It will be put up in Baptist Church from January 2014 - you could, however see it if you pop in about 2pm on a Thursday? 
Updated again October 2013 med. 

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