Now it’s September…

and the long summer holidays that seem to stretch in front of us are over. It also meant the last ‘Little stitchers’ classes last week. They made zipped pouches…

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Digital StillCamera

it has been a real pleasure to teach these girls, Tracy & I found their confidence and ‘can do’ attitude a joy – nothing has fazed them.

Helen brought in her finished owl quilt – she had return from a trip to America with the fabrics and added to them with a few bits from the shop.

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It very big,and she’s quilted it herself under her ordinary domestic machine (quite a bit of wrestling involved I think!), isn’t it lovely?

Kate (my mum) brought her Bargello quilt in that she has made to raffle.

The Raffle Quilt

The Raffle Quilt

the photo is not the clearest but this is an absolutely stunning quilt; it has been long arm quilted beautifully by Emma & Pam at the Quilter’s Trading Post.

The quilt is being raffled to raise money for The Children’s Society and St.Mary & All Saints Church at Bradley and will be drawn at the ‘Quilts & More’ weekend (1st & 2nd November) at Bradley.I have tickets for sale at the shop if you wish to have the chance to win this beautiful quilt.

Congratulations to Hazel, her beautiful double wedding ring quilt won first prize at Eccleshall show on Saturday, she has worked really hard on this quilt and quilted it with silver metallic thread

Hazel winning at Eccleshall show

Hazel winning at Eccleshall show

These shows wouldn’t keep going if it wasn’t for people entering their handiwork – don’t be frightened, don’t think your work isn’t good enough, your entry might go on to inspire someone else to try a craft and who knows you might even win.

So with that thought in your head – don’t forget to have a go at ‘The Corner Patch Challenge’ for the Bradley ‘Quilts & more’ show. Make a wall hanging no bigger than 36″ on any side, depicting a line from a Christmas song or carol. Entry forms are at the shop, if you would like one posting to you, then give me a call and I’ll send you one.

It’s Staffordshire Patchwork & Quilter’s meeting on Thursday (4th) and Ann Jermey is giving the talk ‘Monday morning pieces’ – sounds interesting. Maybe see you there.

Until next time, Happy Stitching X

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