2022 Happy New Year

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.

http://www.swaledalemuseum.org/whatson.html

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