Our day with Lara was the best day ever, with one of the best tutors we have been lucky enough to have with us. Lara began by demonstrating her techniques, leaving us breathless with wonder at her skill, speed and accuracy. She had hand drawn a practice piece for us all, and we set off […]
Helen Bomford had, like so many of us, a large quilt which she started long ago but which still, after too many years, remained unfinished. In Helen’s case the birth of grandchildren was the happy reason for this , she was year after year creating colourful quilts for new arrivals which meant her complex pink hexagonal quilt never reached […]
Our Patchdean Sub-Group have recently completed a quilt made from fabric left by a neighbour of one of the members. It was a “block of the month” she bought and never made. It will eventually go to the Dogs’ Trust for their annual raffle, but may be on view at our Quilt Show later in […]
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 […]