Friday, 18 March 2011

Spreading the word 2

One of my New Year's Resolutions was to 'spread the word' about quilting, and this week I've managed to succeed at this! Last year I was invited by Botcheston W.I. to give them a talk about Project Linus, and I so inspired them, that they asked me to come back and do a workshop for them.

They were such a friendly group of ladies, and here they are all busy hand sewing and chatting. (The conversation ranged from the theatre, sports, burglary, the colour of our school underwear to male nudity! A good spread of topics! ) They all worked really hard, and in one morning achieved enough diagonal strippy blocks to make 3 cot quilts!

Here are the blocks laid out for one top, ready to be assembled and bordered. I was glad when lunchtime arrived, as I'd run out of Vilene foundations, and nearly run out of strips! We all enjoyed the morning, and they are keen to have another sewing day in the autumn. I'll look forward to it!


Contented Caroline said...

Sounds like a fun day Lynda - good for you.

Amo said...

An activity that's as old as the hills. Sitting around nattering and being productive. Wonderful isn't it?

black bear cabin said...

sounds like a fun bunch of ladies...and what cute quilts those will make! looks like another successful class! :)