Welcome to Ouse Valley Quilters
Ouse Valley Quilters are a well established group of quilters of all levels who are based in Lewes, East Sussex, UK.
Here you can find our latest articles including details of our upcoming workshops and our past workshop reviews.
Nancy Adamek of Lina Patchwork came to Ouse Valley to give her very interesting talk on her journey into paper piecing. She mostly credits her mother for getting her interested in patchwork by refusing to make her a quilt when she was quite young. First this seemed to be quite sad, but in fact […]
An interesting and challenging workshop that started off with Karin giving a tutorial on speed cutting. This was particularly useful since the pattern required 224 2.5″ squares! Most of those attending soon got into the swing of making small geese, eight of which were needed for each block. There was an interesting variety of chosen […]
Our tenth biennial exhibition is set to take place on Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September, 2018 at Ringmer Community College. The challenge for members this year is to produce a block on the theme of “in a garden” and it must also be quilted. The theme for the Tombola will be “bags”. The charities currently supported are Kangaroos and Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance. Please keep a lookout for updates for more information.
12 members attended a dyeing workshop at Christine Chester’s studio in Eastbourne. We tried several dyeing techniques – full immersion with one colour and low immersion in trays with 3 or 4 colours. We tried tie-dyeing, pleating round a bottle, rolling sticks in a piece of fabric and just scrunching fabric. We left the workshop […]
We were lucky to receive two reports for this workshop: I have been wanting to have a go at Kantha stitching for a number of years and couldn’t wait to do the workshop with Sue Rhodes so that I could have a go. Our morning started with Sue having a chat with us about the […]
Anne’s in-house “Flower Garden” workshop was brilliant and opened up a new path for me. It was lovely to see my picture gradually coming together and with Anne’s patient tuition the day was so enjoyable. It’s always good to do something new. Maggie Gill