End March Newsletter

Hello

Thank goodness the sun is shining. Doesn’t it make a different sewing with the doors open and fresh air coming in?

We have a few bits to tell you about…

Courses
Sashiko Workshop – Next Monday (28th). A one day workshop learning about this technique and working on a sample to be made into a cushion cover. We have 2 spaces left. Learn to Sew – Monday 18th April, 10 till 3.30. Spend a day with Fiona from Sewgirl (www.sewgirl.co.uk) working through some basic techniques such as hemming and putting in zips. At the course you will make a cushion cover and a zip up make up bag. Materials and lunch included, £50 for the day. There was good feedback from the machine quilting course at the weekend, so we will be putting in another date for the autumn. Also, if you are interested in furthering your knowledge of techniques then we have a bindings and edgings workshop in July.

News
Worthing Museum has an excellent selection of quilts in their reserve collection. One of our tutors, Sara Cook, is taking a group of people to see the quilts on Thursday 5th May meeting outside at 9.50 am. She has a few spaces left. If you are interested let me know and I will give you Sara’s details, there is a small fee to cover costs.

You can now buy Festival of Quilts 2011 tickets online, go to http://www.twistedthread.com/pages/exhibitions/viewExhibition.aspx?id=31 A quick look tonight shows some of the workshops have already sold out.

 If you are going “oop north at all” there are 2 fantastic exhibitions at the National Quilt Museum at the moment. Averil Colby’s work has historical interest, and Quilt Art shows the future – a lovely combination of exhibitions all under 1 roof. http://www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/

 We have some lovely new fabrics in, including Max and Whiskers by Moda and Staples III by Clothworks, so do pop in for a peek. Off to the Country Living Spring Fair at the weekend, looking forwad to a day of lunching and shopping.

Liz
(ps, it is our first birthday in May so we have some exciting plans in the pipeline…)

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