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In print again

We’re delighted to report that we’re in print again! The current issue of Patchwork&Quilting magazine includes our article about one of Barbara’s vintage quilts together with instructions from Chris to make your own version.

As ever, the P&Q editorial team have done a super job and we’re really pleased with how this looks. Don’t forget Chris’s regular “Wandering the Web” feature also for Patchwork&Quilting …

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Doodles and plans

We’ve arrived at November again, this time with an unplanned hiccup in updating our Electric Doodles page and missing almost the whole of October. So now we are properly caught up and the page updated to November, the tech. section of the Rural Office has been formally reprimanded and threatened with removal of biscuit rights. . .

Our Tile Tuesday posts will continue through November and then in December we will have Festive Fridays to reflect the season. We have a number of things lined up for this blog in (gulp) 2022 but we are sworn to secrecy until January rolls around. In the meantime there is much clearing and sorting and re-arranging going on throughout the C&B Empire – from C&B Towers to the Rural Office and the Overseas Office sewing machines are being serviced, supplies checked, shelves dusted and re-stocked, projects reviewed, assessed and progressed.

Happy stitching!

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Popping Up

Somehow we’ve managed to arrive at almost mid-September – this speedy year thing seems to be happening all over again. Where did August go? Why weren’t we informed? Who took it?

So, on to some autumnal plans and events. Chris is at the helm of C&B Towers and Barbara is currently at the Overseas Office. Our next PopUp class “Chop and Change” is on Saturday 9th October courtesy of Mr Zoom who makes all sorts of things possible.

We’re maintaining our traditional mysterious approach to the actual class content – this PopUp is more about techniques and ideas rather than “follow these steps to make this project”. Leave a comment below if you’d like more info.

Chris continues to Wander the Web each month for P&Q magazine and we understand that another article in our occasional series New Quilts from Old, also for P&Q magazine, will be published this autumn.

Barbara is inching her way into more Zoom activity for talks and classes – it’s a great solution to the problem of trying to be in 2 places at once and there has been plenty of opportunity to get to grips with it over the past year. So many changes for all of us.

Hope everyone is doing well – next stop Tile Tuesday!

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Tile Tuesday

A slight difference for Tile Tuesday this time – an unashamed capture from Barbara’s Instagram feed. No affiliation to the company S W flooring but if you enjoy Minton tiled floors they post some inspirational before and after shots on their Instagram account – well worth checking out. And they’re probably on Facebook too (but we haven’t checked as we still don’t “do” Facebook).

Like so many tiled floors this is already a complete quilt – and what a fabulous border!

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Doodles in Hawaii

Coming close on the heels of the Mystery Monday finale we have an updated EQ Doodles page and this month we’re featuring a Hawaiian style applique block.

Barbara has been moving things around in The Cupboard over at the Rural Office and picked out her first Hawaiian style applique piece dating back to somewhere in the mid 1980s –

We’re off to fold and cut paper to make more designs!