Its all go here at C&B Headquarters – which has moved (on a temporary basis) to Chris’s as Barbara has swanned off to the States to play with old quilts for a week. Its the grand Fabric Sale at Nantwich Civic Hall on Sunday (22nd) and C&B were supposed to be demonstrating their ‘skills’. However in the absence of the B half it will be a solo turn by the C contingent. Much muttering and sorting of fabric (aka heaps of bits all over the floor) while Chris decides which quilt to try to work on while talking … and also which one still has some fabric left over so it can be completed, or at least continued… it is beginning to look as if more fabric may have to be purchased.
Meanwhile what is laughingly known as the ‘sitting room’ is filling up with boxes of extension leads, books for sale, brochures to hand out, display boards, finished (or almost) quilts, and all the other stuff that makes up a quilt show stand. The Sale starts at 10, finishes at 4. Entry fee is £2.50 and free after 3pm (partners and children are free all day!). Lots of parking – and the Civic Hall is well signposted (well, we’ve managed to find it each year up to now). If you live nearby(ish) its worth a trip – lots of fabric bargains, exhibitions, demos, and bacon butties.
Adding to the heaps of fabric in the sewing room are the bits and pieces for another little Ohio Star quilt for a class on machine quilting at Pollyanna Patchwork starting later this week, (really must get the borders on today instead of sitting here…)
the Blue Peters for the Sampler Quilt class at the same venue also later this week and possible fabrics plus sketches for bags for the Bag Day workshop at Tittensor next month. And we really must sort out our entry forms for the Quilt Show at Uttoxeter – they’re due in by Jan 31st.