Friday, 21 April 2017

Suitcase Collection

This month we borrowed Region 8's new suitcase collection, a number of small (max A3 size) quilts, stored in a lovely vintage suitcase. 

The collection started life as a competition at Region 8's 'big exhibition' at Blackthorpe Barns in April 2016, and has been added to since. The quilts are all very different and each represents something about the region (Suffolk and Essex), for example, a childhood memory, something historical, a view.

Click here to see photos from the 'big exhibition', amongst which is a distant sneaky preview of the collection. 

This one was added to the collection by a member of the group - again, just a snippet. 

If you belong to a group in Region 8 and would like to hire the collection to see the lovely quilts in person as it were, contact the Committee via the usual means. The ideas, the stitching, the techniques and the thoughts behind them are all worth close inspection.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Pebbles Workshop #2

Another fabulous day spent with Alex Waylett making 'pebbles' panels. There is an awful lot of stitch on these panels, and some are not quite finished, nevertheless, here are today's efforts.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Pebbles workshop #1

For those wanting a sneak preview of what we did today, take a look at Alex Waylett's Facebook post

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Fabric Postcards

This month's mini tutorial was a repeat of one we did some time ago, but with so many new members this proved a poplar topic to re-do.  Here are the postcard made last night, all very different ideas and techniques.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Pile of Quilts

Everyone loves a pile of quilts ready to snuggle.

This pile is first 18 of the group's second batch of Linus quilts. Most of these 18 have been made at home over the last few months, but there are at least another 10 to come from Sunday's workshop that are now being finished off at home. 

A fab Sunday sewing, lovely company, lots of fabric, lots of ideas, lots of laughs and scrumptious cake to keep us going.

Well done everyone, thankyou and very much looking forward to another Linus workshop in a few months.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Dorset Buttons

The first of our 2017 mini tutorials, Dorset buttons. Brilliant first attempts and the workshop was enjoyed by everyone.

Here are the photos from last night.



Saturday, 12 November 2016

Christmas Applique Wallhanging Workshop

Here are the first three quilt tops for what will, hopefully, be 11 Christmas themed applique wallhangings from today's workshop.

On what was a dark, dismal and dank day outside, we spent a fabulous day sorting through loads of shapes, fabrics, trimmings etc to design 11 quite different wallhangings. We're so looking forward to seeing the others, quite a few of which are being embellished by hand, so taking a little longer to make.