Rosemary Rabbit

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News

March 18-19 2017
Mimram Quilters will be holding their 12th exhibition in Welwyn Civic Centre, Prospect Place, Old Welwyn in Hertfordshire. 10-5 (Sat) and 10-4 (Sun). £3.50 entrance, children free. Lots of quilts, traders, sales, and raffles. Why not enter the open competition for an A4 Journal quilt with the title Celebration? Contact me for a form.

My poem quilts are now going to be exhibited in Sandown in June. Watch this space for that event.

 

Half or Full Day
I will take up to 15 students in some of these. I can work at your own group’s location, or arrange one for you at a couple of local village halls, or run one from a shop if you have room for workshops.
Monthly
I am also happy to arrange a monthly meeting if you want to start a sampler quilt – an excellent method for beginners as you will learn a number of different techniques and patchwork or quilting methods. At the end I can help you put it all together and finally quilt it so you will have an heirloom to be proud of. Below is one from a student as an example. A new group started in 2016 for an ‘advanced’ sampler quilt. Similar blocks to the usual samplers, but with complicated twists!
Finished Quilt

 

Poem Quilts
Another monthly meeting project is what I call a Poem Quilt. Every meeting you will start another block for the quilt – choose your favourite poem or theme, then interpret each block with a subject picked from the poem. The first two lines of the poem (or a statement about your theme) are also included in the final quilt. Here is one based on holidays such as Venice from one of my students. I provide photocopies of the technique for you to take away, and also some materials if you are not sure quite what to bring for fabric or embellishment.The workshops encompass both hand or machine sewing. Venice
This is my latest poem quilt based on John Masefield’s Cargoes poem. This and other poem quilts are to be displayed in Sandown in June 2017. Cargoes
Country Sewing Bags
These are really useful bags for keeping all your sewing items secure and handy. They are about 10 inches high with four outside pockets. The pockets can be appliquéd or made up (such as a log cabin design) before you come to the workshop or you can use those useful cheater patterns of your choice (sewing items, animals, flowers etc). This is a full day workshop but the majority of students actually go home with it finished. Sewing Bag
Stretching the Imagination
Learn how to draft a block pattern and stretch it to show a different perspective. Then make enough blocks up in fabric to make a wall hanging.
  • Up to 10 students
  • Machine sewing
  • Will provide draft paper
Block Pattern
Folded Cathedral Window
This pretty folded method of Cathedral Window is a Lynne Edward’s classic. Quicker and less fiddly than the usual methods, enough patches can be made to make (and with luck finish) a cushion cover. Make a children’s cushion with fun inserts or design sophisticated silk jewel-like inserts.
  • Up to 15 students
  • Hand sewing (but you can use a machine for final sewing patches together)
  • Can provide some silk for inserts
Cathedral Window
Peaceful Scenes
These exciting embellished sea/landscape wallhangings can be all your own design from photos or imagination. The long seascape is about 24 x 10 inches. Bring a selection of gorgeous or interpretative fabrics, variegated or metallic threads, and embellishments.
  • Up to 8–10 students
  • Needs sewing machine and walking foot
  • Can provide some interesting fabrics and embellishments
Peaceful Scenes
Shattered Workshop
Learn how to do this interesting technique that makes your picture look as though you are seeing. It through frosted glass or under water. A warning: it takes quite a bit of fabric as you will be cutting out identical pieces, from 4 to 16 large squares.
  • Up to 8–10 students
  • Needs sewing machine and walking foot
  • Can provide some interesting fabrics and embellishments
Shattered
Other Workshops
  • Various bags
  • Wallets
  • Trip round the World
  • Easy Miniature
  • Jacobean Quilts
  • I also give an hour’s talk and show and tell on ‘Appliqué quilts’ which shows slides on the history of this fascinating technique.
Ask about any of these other classes. Can meet in Weston or Willian or a venue of your choice.

Examples