Christmas ‘Quilt as You Go’ place-mat demo and mini workshop - Nov 21st 2012
As promised, Carole Auden is going to demonstrate a simple but very effective Quilt as You Go technique that we used on the Olympic quilt and that has been used on several Linus quilts, shown to the group recently.
If you want to have a go yourself -
Make a large place-mat sized quilt sandwich with one fabric on the top, wadding, and one fabric on the reverse, and each fabric complementing the other. Red and gold, red and green - whatever takes your fancy or that matches your Christmas colour scheme - silver/white, pearl and old gold seem popular this year - but what do I know!
Machine quilt the layers together in a random or orderly fashion with whatever colour threads work with both fabrics chosen.
You will need another piece of fabric, in a colour of your choice, to make the Quilt as You Go bindings - to be cut on the night. And pins.
We are providing a couple of sewing machines, cutting boards etc but if you want to bring your own, please do.
Christmas Show and Tell - Dec 5th
Our last meeting for 2012 is our Christmas Show and Tell - looking forward to seeing some of the beautiful pieces that you have been working on this year. Please bring a little festive food to share.
First Wombourne Quilters meeting in 2013
Our first meeting in the New Year will be on January 16th. We will keep you all informed about the new programme in the near future.