We opened again at Easter. What wonderful weather we are having. Great for visitors to Skye.
I will be running a series of workshops at Glendale Community Hall in May. I will be teaching basic patchwork and quilting skills over a 4 week period. Atthe end of the course each member of the group will have made a table runner. If you are interested do contact me.
Quilters Guild Residential Weekend - Stirling University (Summer 2011)
I have just returned from the Quilters Guild’s (Region 16) Stirling Residential weekend. This is the first tine I have attended the weekend. It was great. I met some old friends and some new ones. I elected to attend Jacquie Harvey’s hand quilting class. If you haven’t seen any of Jacquie’s work, do go to her website and take a look (jacquieharvey.co.uk). Her work is exquisite! Our challenge for the weekend was to work on a cushion cover using appliqué and hand quilting. See picture below. Also my work in progress. Jacquie suffers from arthritis and so has adapted a lot of her quilting to make it easier for herself. She often uses a backstitch to quilt (there are examples in history). If you ever get a chance to join one of her classes I would recommend it without hesitation. Apart from learning a lot you will have a lot of fun.
On the Saturday evening Anja Townrow gave a talk walking us through her journey as a renowned quilter. During the talk she showed us at least 30 of her quilts. Spectacular! A complete contrast to Jacquie’s work – Anja works mostly on her sewing machine. Do look at her website to see her wonderful quilts (anjatownrow.com).
The weekend is held every two years in Stirling. I will definitely be there in 2013. Definitely to be recommended.