Friday, 9 March 2018

Show & Tell

We've not posted for a while, so here are a few photos from yesterday's show & tell.

The backgrounds the first two pieces were created during our dabble day workshop last year. Free machine quilting/embroidery has now been added.

A fabulous first attempt at placing a different FMQ design in each different space.

Another first attempt, this time using Westalee rulers.

The design on a tea towel has been cut out and appliqu├ęd onto a tote bag.

And lastly, we love a workshop with Helen Howes. This one may be an entry in our '5' challenge to celebrate the group's fifth anniversary.

A fabulous and varied range of work on show this month.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Linus Quilts part 1 2018

We held the first of our Project Linus workshops of 2018 today with fourteen people taking part and at least 14 quilts to come out of the day. 

And there were 16 or so finished quilts delivered to the workshop at the start of the day that group members have been working on at home.

It looks like this year's haul will also be a good one. Many thanks ladies.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Weekend workshops in 2018

We have six weekend workshops scheduled for 2018. Any places not taken by group members will be offered to visitors on a first-come-first-served basis. If you're interested in going on a workshop waiting list, do get in touch.

Sat 27th Jan: Linus Quilts #1
Sun 11th Mar: Sewing accessories #1 (sewing machine mat/ruler holder)
Sat 12th May: Sewing accessories #2  (large storage bag/continuous threaded needle holder/thread catcher)
Sun 15th Jul: Linus Quilts #2
Sat 25th Aug: Scrap busting mile-a-minute blocks
Sun 4th Nov: Inspired by ‘pebbles’. 

A requirements list will be issued nearer the time but, essentially, bring all your own tools/equipment/fabrics, a packed lunch and a mug. Tea/coffee/biscuits provided. These are self-led workshops. The cost is currently £10 pp to cover the venue hire. 

All workshops are 10am to 4pm with access from 9.30 to set up and to 4.30 to clear up.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Secret Santa - part 2

Here are a few more of the postcards (you will have seen some of them last time).

And the tree decorations (sorry, a panorama style photo would have been better!)

Lovely work ladies!

Happy Christmas.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Secret Santa - part 1

The first batch of postcards in the Secret Santa postcard swap have arrived looking pretty fabulous and festive. I think this could become a regular event! 

Looking forward to part two of the postcard swap and the Secret Santa tree decorations at our next meeting.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

November's Show & Tell

There were quite a few apologies for last night's meeting. Nevertheless, lovely projects were brought to show-and-tell, including some of the bowls and boxes made at last Saturday's workshop. 

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Jewellery Making

Something different, for us last night, but useful to know how - you never know when it might come in handy!

One of our group members makes jewellery and she agreed to show us all how. So armed with what must have been thousands of beads in all shapes, sizes and colours, a couple of sets of pliers and some samples for inspiration, we set to.

Here are our efforts, a selection of earrings and memory wire bracelets.

Next month, we'll returning our thoughts to Christmas decorations.