Wednesday, August 27, 2014

String Quilting Workshop

Many thanks to Angela for the information and photos in this blog entry.

At the beginning of the year, Angela Langdon made this quilt that she kindly donated to our Community Quilting Group and on Saturday 16 August she taught a workshop on this string quilt design (adapted from Sonja’s Windows, designed by Candace Hassen, McCalls Quilting Magazine, America Quilts Together.)


Bonnie, Janice & Kathy
1  18 enthusiastic members participated, working as a team;   ironing, cutting and sewing strips of fabrics together - not to mention the delicious morning tea that quilters always seem to produce on social occasions! Most of the fabrics used were from the Club's stash, donated fabrics that Lyle so capably manages. (Everyone knows how difficult it can be to manage a stash.)

Jean & Daphne
Daphne, Sheila D & Valderie

·    By the end of the day sufficient blocks had been made for seven quilts (6 single bed and one queen bed.) The single bed quilts will be donated to children in hospital and the  queen bed quilt will be donated as appropriate, either to someone in need or to an organisation for use as a raffle prize.

Thanks to Angela for this workshop. These easy-to-follow diagrams were part of her presentation.
Angela's instructions
In the near future (subject to demand) she will teach another Beginners Sampler Quilt Course. This includes basic quiltmaking skills such as piecing blocks, rotary cutting & applique, setting blocks & adding borders, hand & simple machine quilting, finishing and binding quilts. Classes are for members only. Our annual exhibition in September usually generates a lot of interest in Club activities so remember to come along to the Salo Centre in Rome Street - and bring your friends!