Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Learning at work day group quilt

It's 'Learning at Work Month' at the moment and guess who's volunteered to run a workshop tomorrow? I was recently inspired by Roberta Horton's book 'Scrap Quilts', where (among other things inspirational) she shows photos of group quilts which she facilitated, one of which was made by the passengers on a tour bus! If they can make a quilt, I'm sure my work colleagues can!
Since we're an educational establishment, I've chosen the theme of 'minibeasts' - that's bugs to all you on the other side of the pond! I've made the background already.

It's supposed to be the sky, the grass and the soil, so the different types of minibeasts, flying, crawling or burrowing can have their place.


I have lots of fabric scraps ready to go, in every colour I can imagine might be needed.

Iron and ironing board, scissors, pins and of course a bag to put the waste scraps in for recycling are ready too. I have only to add my camera, some scrap paper (in case anyone needs to make a pattern), and the instructions for each group, and we're good to go!

Incidentally, congratulations to my American readers on having chosen a new president so wisely! I'm sure Barack Obama is the right man for the job and I look forward to great things from him.

4 comments:

Gina said...

Oo a mini beasties quilt. I can't wait to see the result

love and hugs Gina xxx

Ginger_Curls said...

Sounds like a lovely Boy Quilt. Have you ever asked any of the students to have a go at making patches for you? I've seen a couple of quilts made by a class or a school.

♪♪Melody♪♪ and Puddin said...

Looks like it is going to be fun.
Looking forward to pictures.

janet said...

Wish I worked at your school! It would be a great idea though to enter a quilt into the school section of a quilt show - is it a primary school?