Still busy

We may not have a Chris & Barbara workshop until May 24th (make a Mystery Quilt) but this doesn’t mean we are sitting idly back and doing very little. Barbara has been up and down the country several times teaching here there and everywhere while Chris has been teaching a little nearer to home. In fact we have both been teaching at The Corner Patch in Eccleshall recently. Barbara has been doing hand stitching – as you saw from a recent post – and Chris has concentrated on machine work.

Foundation Piecing was the subject of the Technique of the Month for April and a Mariner’s Compass was the promised block. We also had a little tree (courtesy of Electric Quilt) for those who fancied something easier. Chris did remember to get the camera out a couple of times for a photo of Holly’s tree –

Foundation tree

and one of Hazel’s Compass –

Foundation Mariner's compass

Hazel and Holly are mother and daughter – Holly is only 13 (I think – sorry if I got it wrong, Holly – Chris) and has come to several workshops at The Corner Patch recently.

It was also lovely to see some ‘finishes’ come in. Nearly completed is Wendy’s Log Cabin sampler incorporating four blocks from the Block of the Month running at the Corner Patch this year – just the binding to go now –

Log Cabin sampler

and Hazel’s Trip around the World –

Trip around the world -complete with quilting in metallic thread

Trip detail

For the next week or so however it is time to concentrate on sorting out ‘stuff’ for the quilt show at Uttoxeter. Quilt entries for the show have been labelled and packed ready for delivery later in the week.

quilt entries

Next it is the turn of the quilts to display on our stand, printing and folding and collating all the brochures and other paperwork, finding the table covers, organising something to demonstrate (this is why we are there) and making sure that all the fiddly things required – such as pins to pin the quilts and labels up – are not forgotten. Hope to see you there! Don’t look for us in the main hall by the way – we are in the Paddock Pavilion, which is near the entrance, along with the Quilters Guild and the Hilary Beattie exhibition.

 

 

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