Flashback Friday

Flashback to July 2015 (seems only moments ago!) – and our EQ Doodles.  There are rumours that the first “quilt” below might be featured in a class at The Corner Patch in 2018…  fabric has been seen collecting itself into small heaps. And possibly the third “quilt” down too – it could fit the request for a class project that includes applique.  It might be time for a little caffeine first!

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Flashback Friday

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We both have a fondness for a good tiled floor – and being based in Staffordshire, home of Minton tiles, we get to see plenty of examples.  Sometimes our EQ Doodles reflect this as you can see above.  Here’s a floor we both pass on our way to high level meetings at HQ –

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New Doodles

If it’s the start of a month it must be time to update our EQ Doodles page – and we have!  Click on the tab above to find out what’s on offer this month.

We have featured our favourite quilt program Electric Quilt via a set of monthly Doodles for several years now (probably too many to count! – Chris) and from time to time we have a trawl through the files and say “Oh I really like that one”  “Must make that one” “That could be a pattern” and, well you get the idea.  Our latest brainwave (under the influence of caffeine) is to maybe post some former doodles, maybe some class pics, maybe “other stuff” in the form of a Flashback Friday post.   We may even begin doing that this month!!  Stay tuned……

Electric Quilt Doodles for June

Despite a lack of broadband at the Rural Office we have managed to get a Doodles page together for you this month and post it from the IT Suite at C&B Towers. Hopefully normal service will have been resumed by next month – how long can it take to fix a ‘fault on the line’??!

This month’s doodles feature two simple blocks. We’ve put them together on-point for the colouring page to download and given you an example in greyscale on the Doodles page. The other examples show the blocks just put together , not on-point, no sashing, just changes of colour and blurring of the block outlines.

See what you can come up with on your Doodle sheet. Here’s a couple more greyscale ideas to start you off.

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Doodle alert

Someone has stolen March.  If you should find a whole month lying neglected in a corner somewhere, please pack it up and return to C&B Towers.  We have both managed to keep our Instagram feeds ticking over with a few pics of classroom and sewing room activities – despite all the hoohah over changes to Instagram which has led to great flurries of social media activity and apps such as Ello.

We have new EQ Doodles for April – pop over and scroll through this month’s offering.  You may even spot the (almost deliberate) mistake – probably no prizes, but comment below if you find it..

Chris has been fully occupied with classes at The Corner Patch and re-laying paving stones.  Barbara has been continuing with the sewing room clearout and a lot of class preparation and finishing a few WIPs.

We are trying to secure a date for a C&B reunion class later this year at Tittensor Village Hall and we’ll let you know as soon as we get a confirmation.

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Requirements lists for classes

Barbara is back from her adventures teaching on a cruise (the world is still swaying slightly beneath her feet) so a high-level meeting at HQ was convened to restore caffeine levels and some semblance of normality.  Major outcome of the meeting is that we have managed to finalise the Needs Lists for the remaining two classes of this year and these are now available on our website. (Thanks once again to the IT department at C&B Towers). You can also download the Needs Lists using the links below.

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The EQ doodle has no connection with our Christmas Capers class – we just fancied adding a touch of festive colour at this point!

So, back to lots of class preparation for both of us – Chris has a very full programme at The Corner Patch and Barbara will be experiencing the full joys of the UK road network for the next few weeks as she travels to give talks and classes in a wide range of locations.