Wishing you a Happy New Year full of rich cultural experiences and creative activities to fill your days .
I have a busy year lined up with workshops and talks for Quilting and Stitching Groups, as well as new workshops for Dutton’s for Buttons in York and Ilkley. ( See the link below to view workshops and booking procedures). https://www.duttonsforbuttons.co.uk/workshops/
For January I would like to share another quilt from the Reeth Museum, Swaledale.
This is a beautiful handmade patchwork quilt made in the traditional method of English Paper Piecing . The unit shapes are called Periwinkle . If you look at the use of fabrics some units use what is now called fussy cutting , using a stripe or motif to create a more interesting pattern within a unit like the radiating lined fabric emphasizing the star design.
I have volunteered to help with the conservation of the Museums quilts by running a workshop on English Paper Piecing, learning how to make one unit to be used as a mat or to start a bigger piece of mosaic patchwork.
If you would like to attend the workshop and take a look at this wonderful quilt it is on Saturday July 2nd at the Reeth Museum.