Saturday, 29 September 2012

Come to our Sit and Sew Day!

I have exciting news - we have fixed a date for the first Sit and Sew Day for the Yorkshire Modern Quilt Guild! Janet has booked us in for Saturday 27th October at the Polly Fox Centre, Polly Fox Way, Dodworth, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S75 3QR which is very close to Junction 37 of the M1 so very easy to get to. We hope lots of you will be able to join us for a day of sewing, meeting new friends, sharing ideas and inspiration. 

Talking of inspiration Janet has offered to do a mini workshop for anyone who wants to join in, to make the tablemat shown in the photo above.This is an optional part of the day and we hope you'll also bring a project of your own to work on, as well as something for show and tell. 

We'll charge £8 for the day to cover the hire of the hall plus tea and coffee but don't forget to bring some lunch. If we have any surplus funds we'll organise a giveaway. We do need to know how many will be attending so please contact me if you would like to join us for the day. I'll reply as soon as possible with the requirements for the tablemat workshop.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Little quilts from table scraps.

Last Saturday at the string hearts workshop I couldn't help myself - I collected up all the table scraps which would otherwise have gone into the bin. I have made 5 little quilts out of these scraps.

First, I sorted them into colour groups

Then I pieced according to the sizes I had. Of course, most of them were strings. The only fabric I added was for the borders.

These quilts are all around 8 inches square. I am looking forward to quilting them all and then hope that they will become AAQI quilts.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

String Hearts Workshop Report.

This workshop was held yesterday at Boston Spa. Although it was one of the hottest days of the summer, everyone soon got into some serious sewing.

Hearts were made in lots of colour combinations -

There were also lots of crumb blocks

Thanks to everyone who came - it was lovely to meet you all. Special thanks to Hazel for keeping everyone supplied with tea and biscuits, and to Tuesday Quilters for organising the workshop. Looking forward to seeing some lovely heart quilts!
Keep on quilting
Janet x
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