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Not everyone is good at math, myself included. Today I find myself working on a project. It is to be a group quilt and hopefully will be displayed under the group’s category of the 2020 Festival of Quilts show in memory of Shelia Butcher – Grandma Quilt – who was a very talented quilter and…

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Finally, having done all the preparation for hand quilting: chosen suitable fabric, wadding & thread selected a pleasing design transferred it onto the fabric using a suitable marker layered with wadding & backing put into a hoop found a betweens needle, and a good thimble that fits we reach the actual quilting! Cut a length…

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Recently I helped Whitby Art Society deliver a day of activities as part of The Big Draw, an annual drawing event to encourage everyone to get creative. I did decorated pumpkins. One of the other ladies did a haunted zig zag book that gave some amazing results. Children’s drawings are so free. I was inspired…

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There are three main ways to copy a design onto your fabric: Tracing the design onto the fabric from a paper copy. This must be done before layering. Drawing the design through the gaps in a stencil (purchased or home-made). Can be done before or after layering. Drawing around a solid template (purchased, home-made from…

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“You’re standing there just smiling quietly to yourself,” said the woman in the fabric store. I’m not a person who smiles readily, so was pondering this observation until I realised that I’m never happier than when in a fabric shop – shelves and racks of glowing bolts of loveliness, running for tens of metres, disappearing…

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When I was first exposed to quilting, it was because some mums in an online group were doing it. They were all amazingly excellent at it and I started by (very badly) copying what they were doing. With their enormous support, I slowly improved my skills and developed my own likes and dislikes. Sure, I…

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The wonderful people at Groves have donated a bumper prize for our first competition of 2020.  Whether you have been quilting since childhood, or just starting out, this is a perfect prize for any patchwork quilter. This month we are looking at beautiful sunrises or amazing sunsets.   What inspires you to get up in a…
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I live in a b&b in Whitby. My husband and I do all the running of it. It’s very hard work during the summer months, but great fun helping guests enjoy Whitby and their holidays. There’s always new festivals to enjoy and familiar places and faces to visit. Once the jobs are done and it’s…

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A quilt is made up of three layers – the top (which may be wholecloth, pieced or appliqued), the wadding and the backing. These three layers are held together by the decorative quilting stitches. It’s important that the layers don’t shift around during the quilting process, as this will result in puckers on either the…

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I have been sent this book to review and what a beautiful looking and feeling book this is. It feels like fabric and has a close up of beautiful reverse appliqué and seed stitching. Yummy before the first page is turned. The book is divided into seasons as well as ways of working and equipment and…

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Home from Festival of Quilts and the airwaves are positively humming! There are lots of topics of conversation, but the one that has leapt out at me is the thorny issue of Categories. I thought I could write about this – a bit about the why and a bit about the category definitions, and what…