“Flower Garden” Workshop with Anne Weald

“Flower Garden” Workshop with Anne Weald

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Past Workshops | No Comments

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

Lynne Edwards’ Workshop

Lynne Edwards’ Workshop

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Past Workshops | No Comments

When I got up on the morning of the workshop, I felt like I had as a child on Christmas day. Very pleased that the day had arrived at last. It was well worth it. We all had a great day. Lynne was a very good tutor and we had a day that was full […]

In House Kaleidoscope Quilt Workshop

In House Kaleidoscope Quilt Workshop

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Past Workshops | No Comments

Thursday 9th February, 2017 – In House Kaleidoscope Workshop with Meg Timms and Heather Cook We soon forgot the cold, miserable grey day outside as we got on with sorting, measuring, and pinning pattern repeats in our fabric. Soon we were layering and cutting into strips with six pattern repeats exactly on top of each […]

Workshop with Amanda Hall

Workshop with Amanda Hall

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Past Workshops | No Comments

On Thursday November 24th we welcomed Amanda Hall, the designer and owner of Monkey Buttons.  Amanda gave us a talk two days prior to the workshop, exciting us with many of her patterns and lots of “yummy” fabrics. For the workshop she gave us a choice of two patterns.  A flower garden wall hanging or […]

Christine Porter Workshop July 2016

Christine Porter Workshop July 2016

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Past Workshops | No Comments

On Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st July we welcomed Christine Porter for another superb workshop. We had a talk on the Tuesday evening entitled “Tiles beneath your feet” In the workshop we started to make the Wall Hanging “ Scottish Fantasia”   Chris suggested we made one block each of the 5 designs to show us […]

Gail Lawther Workshop May 2016

Gail Lawther Workshop May 2016

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Past Workshops | No Comments

Following Gail Lawther’s presentation last year I signed up for her workshop in May. There was the opportunity to make one of three designs from her book, Glimpses of New Zealand, which I had purchased. The majority of the group chose to do Seascape which involves making a stitch and flip background embellished with wild […]

Jan Hassard’s “Spirals” Colourwave Quilt

Jan Hassard’s “Spirals” Colourwave Quilt

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Past Workshops | No Comments

It’s not often we can boast such a prestigious visitor to one of our workshops.   Okay, it was only a cardboard cut-out but that didn’t stop us raising a glass of bubbly and wishing Her Majesty a very Happy Birthday. We were, of course, all taking part in another of Jan Hassard’s marvellous workshops […]

Anja Townrow – Tulip Flowers in the Round

Anja Townrow – Tulip Flowers in the Round

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Past Workshops | No Comments

10th March 2016 Our March workshop day dawned cold and grey, but soon Berwick hall came alive with members unpacking a profusion of wonderful bright fabrics, ready for the Anja Townrow treatment. Anja demonstrated her freezer paper foundation piecing method, and sharp points were guaranteed, providing we followed the method! We returned to our tables, […]

Wendy Dolan – Free Machine Stitched Flowers

Wendy Dolan – Free Machine Stitched Flowers

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Past Workshops | No Comments

18th February 2016 I have done some free machine quilting but never tried embroidering so I looked forward to this workshop with Wendy, who produces wonderful machine embroidered pictures and flower portraits. She supplied us with drawings to work from and we transferred these onto plain calico and then dyed the areas we were to […]

Curving the Line

Curving the Line

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Past Workshops | No Comments

“Curving the Line” with Sheena Norquay 5th November 2015 I love patchwork but I am not so keen on the quilting bit which is why most of my quilting is straight line, usually “in the ditch”.  This workshop showed how to draft curved quilting patterns that can be completed using both the walking foot and […]