Monday, 25 June 2012

Another Successful Beginners' Class

These four ladies were complete novices at the start of Saturday. They now know how to rotary cut fabric, safely and accurately. They can sew a quarter inch seam and make a variety of quilt block components. They have added borders, binding and an envelope cushion back to finish a cushion cover - all in a day. This was our best group of beginners to date. They even had time to hand sew the back of the binding - a first for our beginners class. They look very pleased with their efforts. Well done ladies! We hope this is the start of many enjoyable years of quilting.

Latest Art Deco Inspired Design

Darren's latest Art Deco inspired stained glass window quilt design was the project for this class which took place on Thursday. You can see from the photo that, at the end of the day, there were different degrees of completion achieved with Alma, second from right, being the only one to have finished assembling the quilt top. As usual, everyone chose different colours and the end results are very varied. This project uses an unusual technique and everyone who attended the class enjoyed the fact that they had done something 'different'. This design will be available as an exclusive Quiltessential pattern soon.