Exhibition 2018

Exhibition 2018

Posted by on Aug 2, 2018 in Latest News | No Comments

Our tenth biennial exhibition will take place on Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September, 2018 at King’s Academy Ringmer (formerly Ringmer Community College), Lewes Road, Ringmer, BN8 5RB.  The challenge for members this year is to produce a block on the theme of “in the garden” and it must also be quilted.  The theme […]

Lynne Edwards’ Workshop

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Latest News, Workshop Reviews | No Comments

On April 12th sixteen ladies enjoyed an inspiring and encouraging ‘Curved Piecing’ workshop tutored by the ever humorous and talented Lynne Edwards who was always on hand to offer advice and help to anyone who needed it. It was a great day and not without its challenges as the ladies enthusiastically stitched away at their […]

Lara Sparks’ Workshop

Lara Sparks’ Workshop

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 in Latest News, Workshop Reviews | No Comments

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 […]

Family Heirloom

Family Heirloom

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in Charity Projects, Latest News | No Comments

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 […]

Another Quilt for Charity

Another Quilt for Charity

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in Charity Projects, Latest News | No Comments

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 […]

Project Linus Quilts

Project Linus Quilts

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in Charity Projects, Latest News | No Comments

Just to report that, back in December 2017, we passed more than twenty quilts on to Chris, our Project Linus Representative.  Pictures show one of these quilts being handed on together with a picture of that actual quilt and two more from the pile!  

Patchwork Of The Crosses with Nancy Adamek

Patchwork Of The Crosses with Nancy Adamek

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Latest News, Workshop Reviews | No Comments

  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  […]

Geese in a Storm Workshop with Karin Hellaby

Geese in a Storm Workshop with Karin Hellaby

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Latest News, Workshop Reviews | No Comments

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 […]

Exhibition 2016

Exhibition 2016

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Latest News | No Comments

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.

Dyeing Workshop with Christine Chester

Dyeing Workshop with Christine Chester

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Latest News, Workshop Reviews | No Comments

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 […]