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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.

All at Work

Reports

May 2019

Next Meetings - 7, 21 May;  4, 18 Jun

We have had a good 3 months and some new members. Lots of Linus quilts have been made and beautiful cross-stitch. Embroidery and knitted/crocheted blankets for babies.

This next session will be members’ own work and an Easter Chicken doorstop and various  Patchwork & Quilting ideas.

November 2018

Next meetings - 1, 15 Jan; 5, 19 Feb; 5, 19 Mar; 2, 16 Apr

The winter months are going well with new members.

After various ‘own projects’ and Linus quilts, the group are making Xmas tree wallhangings and next year will be having a go at simple scrap quilts. This will help some of the members to start cutting, finishing and layering a work of their own to keep. Also, of course, they will work on their own projects and more Linus quilts.

August 2018

Next Meetings - 4, 18 Sep; 2, 16 Oct; 6, 20 Nov; 4, 18 Dec

 We have continued through July and August keeping the momentum swinging. It will be interesting to see the variety of work at the Open Morning.

We have made log cabin blocks and quilts and a strip piecing method called Strings. One member made a child’s dress and others more Linus Quilts for poorly children.

Beautiful examples of hand quilting, cross stitch and knitting has have been achieved.

 

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