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Patchwork and Quilting

Meeting Details

Meeting Day1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Time1.30 -3.30
FrequencyTwice a Month
LocationCastle Street Centre
Co-ordinator(s)Susan Dixon

What we do

We meet together for demonstrations and practical work. We made our our first group quilt in 2010 and raffled it for charity. Each group member made a nine patch block from scrap fabrics, then the blocks were assembled at a marathon stitching session. The quilt was finished with both machine and hand quilting. The experience was so enjoyable that members are thinking of repeating it. The group operates by input from members and welcomes new ideas for projects.

Reports

November 2017

This year the members of our cheerful group having been doing their own projects including  15 more quilts for terminally ill children (10 more on their way) and others including a Xmas Tree wallhanging.

The variety of work is astonishing, from fine lace to tiny cross stitch and I feel privileged to be involved with the group.

Next year we will learn Log Cabin, Round the Twist and small projects but a lot of members like to do their own work.

March 2017

2017 Meetings - 3, 17 Jan; 7, 21 Feb; 7, 21 Mar; 4, 18 Apr

Members are bringing their own patchwork and quilting, knitting, lace-making, cross-stitch etc. also work for Linas Quilts for terminally ill children and their siblings. This is a huge success and all help is needed.

The group is growing again and welcomes new members. Occasionally we do workshops and recently made a ‘convergence quilt’ wallhanging.

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