Our tenth biennial exhibition took 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 was to produce a block on the theme of “in the garden” and it also had to be quilted. The theme for the Tombola was “bags”. We had a display of work, traders, refreshments, sales tables and a raffle in aid of our two charities – Kangaroos and Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]