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I have been quilting for around 10 years and have made hundreds of keepsake quilts, but I still consider myself an intermediate quilter with lots more to learn. In January 2019 I decided to challenge myself to learn some new techniques and attempt my first quilt along. I was sure I could easily put an…

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May 15

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Makower have a new design out called ‘Stitch in Time’. This is a wonderful set of subtle colours of pink/ turquoise/ grey. If you are of a certain age, these retro designs may bring back some memories of the 50s. These are a taste of this nostalgic time… Remember these irons?… And wooden cotton reels……

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Did you know that the American Museum in Bath has visiting quilting groups to take part in quilting bees in the quilt exhibition room throughout March to October, once a week on a Tuesday? Rose of Sharon applique Tuesday August 21st I travelled to Bath with 3 other members, Julia,  Lin and Karen from the…

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Have you ever seen a wholecloth quilt? A surprising number of “quilters” today don’t know what this is, and even fewer have made one. The UK has a wonderful tradition of quilts which contain no patchwork at all, but just rely on the texture created on a single fabric by hand quilting the entire design.…