Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Better late than never ...

... I promised you I'd tell you about the workshop I taught at my local quilt group a couple of weeks ago.  It was on 13 October, which, in hindsight was an unlucky choice of date, as several people had to cancel due to clashes with other events.  Two people had to pull out when they were offered the chance of a stand at a craft fair.  Imagine, they turned down the chance of a workshop with me to go and possibly earn money.  Someone else was going on an exotic holiday, and refused to cancel, and another person had family descending on her at short notice, and she refused to tell them not to come.  There's just no understanding some people is there?  Anyway, there were still seven people and I think they enjoyed their day.

The quilt everyone was working on was Stepping Stones, from my book, and the skills ranged from almost total beginner to very experienced indeed.

In fact, one of the students was my friend QuiltHaze, whose chosen profession is that of quilt teacher.  She came along as she really fancied being a student for a day and just sewing.  I've included this photo of her as she told me I wasn't to - fair's fair Ms QH, you do it to me regularly!

In the following photos you can almost feel the concentration, can't you?

I wonder when we're going to get a design wall at Tuesday Quilters?  It'd be so much easier than doing it like this


By the end of the day, everyone had almost finished the centre of their quilt.  All the blocks were made, and about three-quarters had been sewn together as you can see here.  I always find it amazing how different the same quilt can look when different fabrics are chosen.  Now I am looking forward to seeing some of them finished at our next meeting.


  1. Looks like great fun was had by all - and you guys definitly need a design wall!!

  2. Lovely pattern and such quick results, might have to check it out!

  3. Lovely to see such a diverse collection of quilts from the same pattern.

    Now, much as we love you, will you promise not to make us do a project this weekend {snortle}!!!

  4. Sounds like a great day, even if it was shy on visitors. :-)

  5. Looks like everyone had a great day! Glad you had such fun!

  6. Beautiful quilts! The others who didn't show really missed out on a great day.

  7. Looks like a fun day! Lots of colour in those quilt tops.

  8. It was a great day and I am hoping to have the quilt ready to show at the meeting. Thanks for showing that photo by the way!


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