Tuesday morning Pitch and Stitch - 10.00am to 1.00pm

Tuesday morning Pitch and Stitch - 10.00am to 1.00pm
This hanging from Annie Downs' Hatched and Patched book should be in every caravan as a cushion or decoration!

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Di Ford Workshop

What a brilliant day we had yesterday when we were invited by the Little Coxwell Quilt Group to join them for a workshop with Di Ford.

Di is an Australian Quilter, teacher and author who is famous for her beautiful reproduction quilts using loads of needleturn applique, fussy cutting and Broderie Perse.  She has done mystery quilts for Quiltmania, and designed the Antique Sampler quilt Lynne teaches at our workshops.

And what an inspiring, down-to-earth and very, very clever lady she is!

We started making her 'Pendle Hill' quilt, which meant honing our needleturn skills under her excellent tuition.  She also introduced us to the latest quilting craze - pentagons!

At the end of the class she showed us some of her quilts

including an antique one she had bought in France last week

 And then finally the quilt group had a show and tell (mostly of Di Ford quilts)

 Celia Knight showed us this quilt she has made, a copy of an old quilt that is kept by a family who were happy to let it be reproduced, but don't let people see the original
They were all absolutely fantastic and rounded up a perfect day!

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