Wednesday, 16 February 2011

International Quilting Day March 19th 2011 - you are invited!

The third Saturday in March is designated International Quilting Day. The philosophy behind it is for quilters to meet together to socialise and help others.

Sue, Lynne and I talked about hosting an event here in Yorkshire and after getting a few ideas together we decided to go ahead. The only slightly sad part is that Sue has now moved back to Dorset and can't be with us on the day - but I know she will be with us in spirit!

You are invited!

Here are all the details

Date - Saturday March 19th 2011.

Venue - Emmanuel Methodist Church, Huddersfield Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S75 1DT

Time - 10am - 4pm

Tickets - 5 pounds. Tea and coffee provided but please bring your own lunch. Please book in advance.

Activities - Block Lotto, Ugly FQ Swap, Mini Workshops, Raffle, Show and Tell.

All proceeds to Barnsley Hospice.

You will be able to participate in mini workshops during the day for a small additional charge and I am delighted to announce that these will be led by Hazel of Cotton Cocktails and Lynne of Linen Stitches. If you hop on over to their blogs you will be able to see some lovely examples of their work. Lynne will be teaching how to make delightful applique pictures and Hazel will be teaching how to use wax crayons to make fantastic fabric postcards.

I really hope you will come and join us - all quilters are very welcome.
Please contact me for more details and then I can reserve your place and send you a copy of the full programme.

Friday, 4 February 2011

I am getting a sewing room!

This is because my sewing space downstairs is constantly being invaded by teenagers, husband, cats and.................small soldiers!

These are photos taken by my youngest son, Rob who is studying Interactive Media at college. They were taken for a project last term.
I am actually in the process of acquiring a sewing room - Rob's old bedroom but it is a slow process sorting through 16 years worth of toys and deciding which to keep.

It will be lovely to have my own sewing space soon.
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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Tuesday Patchwork Class

Trying to get into the habit of taking my camera to class to get photos of my students progress. Today we started a new topic - scrap quilting and/or the use of recycled fabric.
The first photos show two different placements of Daphne's blocks. They are based on buckeye beauty blocks and are made with fabric from her son's shirts.

Cherry has completed a quilt top made with applique blocks made in a workshop I taught last August. All the participants donated their blocks and Cherry has put them together to make a charity quilt.
A lot of class members are working on a scrappy Irish Chain, Cherry has got a head start on this too!
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