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.


anthea said...

Hi Janet. I would love to come, can you put me down for a ticket and I can probably make an educated guess that Mrs Mellor will want to come too. I'll e mail Anne Marie and see how she's fixed. I would love to do Hazel's workshop and if there's time to do both would be really happy to have a go at the applique too.

Rachel said...

Hi Janet, what a fab idea - of course I would like to come. Do we need to pay you in advance [cos I can give you the money at college]? I am really looking forward to it. Hope you are feeling better x

Susan Briscoe said...

Looks like it will be a great day! Wish I could attend, but will be doing my international bit in Australia in March. Have fun and post pictures!