Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Strip Cushion Session

During the classes, especially the 'Striped Crazywork Cushion',
I have been teaching all the students how to do
Machine Quilting and Embroidery.
Above, is Gloria busy on the machine, she has
really taken to it as you can see by her cushion
in the making.
See my cushions on my website

Quilts in School

Heatherann teaches at school and has been
making symmetrical patterns with the
children. They designed the pattern and
then they arranged the colours.
Heatherann then made up the quilt to show the children
that designs make finished objects, this is so
important these days to show by example.
It is wonderful that there are teachers like
Heatherann teaching children many aspects of life.
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Knit Wits Class 20th October 2011

Folded Bag and Covered Notebook.

Sewing Tidy.

Sewing Machine Mat.


Quilting Classes at Knit Wits are just great!
Everyone is really happy with what they are creating
and finishing as you can see by the projects above.
Some have even brought their first machine and are loving it!
I feel very lucky to be sharing in their making.
Thank you, Bill and Fiona for making the day
go so smoothly too, with the bookings, stocking the shop, greeting and
making teas! it all makes for lovely happy classes.
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Alveva Quilters Meeting 19th October 2011

Wednesday night was Alveva Quilters monthly meeting.
John from the charity Lifeline 4 Chernobyl came
to the meeting to give us a talk on the charity
and advise us on the different ways we can help.
Our group takes on several charities a year to support.
We tend to do local charities so it helps our local
community. Even though this is a local charity
that supports 'The Forgotten People Of Chernobyl",
there are lots of ways we can help other than money.
We are making quilts, knitted teddy bears,
so that every child that need one has one,
collecting warm clothes and other items for the auctions
that are held once a month at Salters Lode.
We are supporting other charities too,
The Brain Tumour Trust, The Litcham Hospice
and The Quilters Guild of Great Britain by
donating £100 towards conservation of a quilt.
(We did this last year too!).
It's nice to know we are enjoying
our hobby and helping other too!
John spoke to us, showed us a video and
answered our questions and then we had
'Show and Tell'.
There were lots but I have showed two photos.
Louise showed us her first machine made quilt,
well done Louise and Barbara showed us her
quilt that is folded at the bottom of the bed.
It is very luxurious almost like something out of a Harem!
Barbara's words not mine.
It was beautiful
and has bells on! say no more!
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