Thursday 28 June 2012

Thorpe Hesley Sampler Quilts

This week is the last week of term for further education classes and on Wednesday my Thorpe Hesley class had its first proper show and tell. We had a lovely lunch too!
The first thing we made was a sampler quilt and for most of the students this was their first quilt.
It was so lovely to see them all finished and so proudly displayed for everyone to see

 Beryl's includes lots of vintage fabric, particularly Laura Ashley.
 Chris's quilt was made for her Grandaughter.
 Eileen made a Christmas quilt.
 Kath's is made with lovely Tanya Whelan fabrics and is also for her Grandaughter.
 Eileen's quilt is already proudly displayed on her bed and she is now working on a headboard.
 Sheila's quilt includes fabrics which belonged to her parents for a special memory quilt.
 Margaret chose this lovely blue and pink colour scheme.
 Carol's quilt is all made in solids - quite Amish in style I think.
Lynne's quilt is made with lovely subtle shades - very stylish.

I am thrilled with the quilts they have made and am so happy that we have been able to establish a quilting class at Thorpe Hesley. We have places available in September if you would like to join us - we are just off junction 35 of the M1.

Sunday 17 June 2012

Running With Scissors Sheffield

Recently I have been teaching for 'Running With Scissors' which is a company who organises craft workshops in Sheffield. 
Yesterday I taught my Log Cabin cushion workshop which was a great way to spend a rainy Saturday in June.

 As you can see Laura is very happy with her completed cushion.

 Most of the fabrics in Hannah's cushion were bought for her by her boyfriend as a surprise Christmas gift!
Her other Christmas presents were wrapped in this fabric! I am sure you will recognise some of the Alexander Henry sugar skull prints.
 Emma made this lovely cushion to match her bright blue sofa.
 Caroline decided to go for a monochrome effect.

A couple of months ago I did a course for Emma in which the students made an entire quilt.
The following photos show their lovely quilts - every one of them beautiful!