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Post Card Project

 Post Card Project

2018 is the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War.  We are asking customers to join us in commemorating this occasion by making postcard sized blocks which will be made into a quilt.

We are asking you to include with your block a £5.00 donation which will all go to Royal British Legion. 

The area of your design should cover a maximum area of 6” x 4” (Postcard size).  The background however, should be larger than this so that we can trim to size and stitch into the quilt.  We suggest that you create your design on a background of approximately 8” square.  This will make it easier for you to work on and for us to trim.  Your design can be portrait or landscape.

The theme is New Beginnings.  You may like to dedicate your block to a family member or friend.  You can applique, embroider (I used both of these techniques in the example above), you can create a patchwork block, hand sew or machine sew.  The choice is yours.

If you are looking for inspiration, you could Google ‘First World War Postcard Images.

Uou can download a entry form to send in with your entry by completing an entry form download an entry form here

picture shown is just an example - you can create any design you like but please stick to the size.


Boys in a Bag

'Boys in a Bag'

This is our own design, based 'loosely' around Kent and very 'tongue in cheek.   January is Leeds Castle, February 'Waiting for Flo'; March - Kent farming; April - Vigo Bluebell Woods near Meopham (Jo and I both lived in Vigo at one time); May - Sandwich Golf Course; June - Folkestone Air Show; July - Deep Sea Diving in Deal; August - Margate Beach; September - Pegwell Bay and the Viking Ship; October - 'Sunshine Corner' a celebrating of Kent's Mining history; November - Remembrance - Folkestone is where most soldiers left to go to war, and where people make knitted and crocheted poppies which are tied to the railings on the Leas.  December - a place to relax.

A bit of fun, but with lots of different techniques used.  You can see the finished quiltt hanging in our shop.

Altough the workshops are no longer running we have a few complete sets available NOW ONLY £80.00 - this includes all materials, notes, templates and embelishments to complete quilt top.  

Contact the shop for information if you are interested.  We can arrange posting out in the UK if required.  

What our Customers have been Doing

It is very hard to keep up to date with the work our customers produce on our workshops, but here are some brilliant examples of work completed in 2016 by our customers.

Cheat's Mariner's Compass or Folded Compass is proving to be a poplular workshop. There are places available in October and November 2016

Our Machine Quilting courses are still very poplular this year we will have taught seven 9 week courses - two more are already planned for January 2017.

This quilt was completed by Tina H recently.

New Course Programme

Customers often ask why we don't publish the whole of our course programme.  We try to be fair so although we plan a long way in advance, we like to have samples available to show customers.  The demand for some courses, particularly Machine Quilting is so high that we have now set dates for the rest of 2015.  This means that we will have run 5 of these courses this year.  Unfortunately we cannot fit anymore in without compromising the rest of our programme. 

With the exception of our longer courses, we try not to put workshops into the published programme more than three months in advance.  If the demand is high for these workshops we slot in extra dates.

We have added the Phoenix Quilt to our programme which several people have asked about. This will start on 25th June.  We are already working on our Christmas samples but dates won't be released yet.

Poppy Cushions

Poppy Cushions - to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the WWI

We are thrilled to share with out customers our Poppy Cushion Designs that are featured this month in Fabrications, Quilting for you Magazine.  We are particularly touched that they not only included our dedication, but also the photo of Harry, Kathy's Great Uncle who was killed in action.

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