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Meet the quilter: Janet Gadd

This week we welcome Janet Gadd, the Shropshire Quilters' Membership Secretary.

Janet has lived in Shrewsbury for 35 years and has been married for 45. She has two children and two grandchildren.


How long have you been quilting?


I worked for over 20 years at Shropshire Council as Licensing Officer and started quilting when I retired seven years ago. As well as quilting I enjoy sewing, walking, swimming, cycling, flower arranging, being a member of Bannatynes and gardening.


Do you have a favourite fabric style or colour?


I love to buy fabric and patterns when visiting other countries


Janet's Japanese Sashiko quilt made with fabrics bought in Japan last February


What's your essential notion of tool?


My cutting mat!


And your favourite snack (or tipple)?


A gin and tonic at the end of a sewing day.


Do you listen to anything while you quilt?


I enjoy listening to Gold radio.


Can you recommend a book?


The Quilters Bible by Linda Clements.


Some of Janet's projects from our 2018 Showcase meeting


Thank you Janet, its been lovely to get to know you!

And we'd really LOVE to get to know our talented membership too: if you'd like to share your quilting story please send an email to info@shropshirequilters.org for the Q&A sheet.

Call in again next Friday and meet another quilter...

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