Our Area Day in Swaffham was well attended with 24 taking part in either the
handquilting workshop or sewing their own projects. After meeting and chatting
with others over coffee and delicious homemade cakes there was a chance to
browse the Guild Sales table and ‘Betty’s Bring and Buy’ (and make a few
purchases!). Then on to watch Jill Sharpe demonstrating Sashiko and look at the
display of historic quilting including two beautiful full size quilts. There
were also examples of crazy patchwork and Italian quilting in the smaller items
on display which included tea cosies and lingerie cases.
The mini handquilting workshop with Liz covered transferring a pattern to fabric, making patterns, different types of thread and needles with a chance to try some that you may not have used before.
After more coffee and cake the day was rounded off with drawing the raffle and a very popular show’n’tell with a variety of lovely items shown.
I would like to say a big thank you to all who came along and especially to those who helped in any way. On my part, the time seemed to whizz by and we could easily have stayed another hour!