Monday, 6 June 2016

Race for Life 10th July 2016

The stitch girls are taking part in the Race for Life on the 10th July 2016.

In previous years they have knitted squares for blankets and made flowers to create items that have been raffled at the Big Textile Show.  In the past many of our members have contributed items even though they have not taken part in the run.

This year they plan to make Tibetan Pray Flags.  The instructions for making the flags and an example are shown below.  All flags should be given to Viv Denscombe.

June Meeting

Our June meeting was very well attended, all eagerly waiting to hear Jan Hassard.  Her talk and her quilts where amazing. The beautiful work was very inspiring and those of us on her workshop the next day looked forward to starting to make our own quilts. 

Thursday morning arrived and at 10 o'clock we were given the pattern for the project we had chosen. 5 were doing the 3D quilt and 5 doing the dazzling diamonds quilt. The dazzling diamond ladies had already sewn together some strata's ready to sew the black strips to complete the strata before cutting again. 

So the 3D ladies set to sorting Lights Medium and darks, and cutting 10"​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ strips of each we began making our 3D blocks in a very clever technique. 

A wonderful workshop, and a very interesting day was had by all. Jan was a brilliant and clever teacher. Thanks Jan for the Talk and workshop.

Look forward to seeing you all for our practical evening in July. [Don't forget your sewing kit.]


Photos from June Meeting

Photos from Workshop