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.
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)
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.
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.
The idea of today's workshop was to make a dent in our scrap bags by using till rolls to foundation piece long strips ready to use for piecing, borders etc at a later date. Certainly, everyone got the hang of the technique and drawing a selection of patterns, piecing several strips to use or keep as a reference for the future. Not so sure that it made a big dent in the scrap bags though!!!!!