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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

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.

 

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.

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