Hello and thanks for stopping by. It’s hard to believe that May has been and gone and we are almost half way through the year.

I went to Malvern Spring Quilt Show in May and as usual it was a wonderful mix of vendors and fabulous quilts. It’s also a great place to catch up with friends. The showground nestles at the foot of the beautiful Malvern Hills and this year the sun shone and visitors took advantage of sitting outside to rest their weary feet and show off their purchases. I even saw one group of ladies cracking open a couple of bottles of fizz! Head over to my Facebook page post to see some pictures of my favourites from the show –

https://www.facebook.com/AmoreQuilts/posts/1699869626770095

Again due to a busy workload there hasn’t been much time for my#personalprojectchallenges2018, apart from some hand embroidery for the top of my new foot stool. I haven’t done any wool embroidery for over 20 years, since I worked on my Royal School of Needlework pieces. I had forgotten how relaxing it is.

 

“A QUILT IS A HUG YOU CAN KEEP”

Our monthly ‘Sew4Linus’ workshop is always a hive of activity, with the ladies returning the quilts they made with the kit they chose the previous month and they eagerly look to see what their latest challenge will be. In our May workshop we asked for volunteers to join Roz’s ‘Scrapteam’. We are so lucky to have scrap fabric donated and in an effort to utilise it and turn it into fun and vibrant quilts, Roz soon had the ladies sorting through the fabric and making Mile A Minute blocks.

For this month’s View From My selvedge, I asked Roz Elliott if she could tell me what quilting for Project Linus means to her.

“Quilting for me is a passion…. And to know a child in need is going to receive one just adds to the pleasure, which is why I really enjoy making quilts for Project Linus (Stockton on Tees).

Even though they are not personal I still like to ensure my work is of the highest standard. Fabric is not cheap and I like to follow the tradition of quilts being made from scrap fabric. I don’t worry about Colours/fabrics co-ordinating, just try to make them bright and cheerful using a variety of quilt patterns – log cabins, strings, Mile a minute etc – the fabric usually speaks to me. I do however like to prepare and get organised it makes my quilting so much easier.

I love hand quilting but for Project Linus Quilts I machine quilt for speed, I have a favourite stitch (it’s called Serpentine) on my machine and I think it’s become my signature stitch.

At our monthly workshop for Project Linus Stockton I’ve been sharing my love for scrap quilts by giving demonstrations on various techniques, hoping to encourage our fabulous team of volunteer ladies to start using more scrap fabric.”

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