Monday, 12 August 2013

FOQ Outing....

I've gathered myself together now after two wonderful days at the FOQ.

I'm going to start by saying a massive thank you to Karen from Roselyn Coaches who we travelled with. What a star, she never stopped attending to us for the whole of the two days and with the help of her daughter, kept us supplied with teas and coffees on our journey, thank you Sarah.
Our hotel was comfortable, the food was tasty (and the wine) and only a short coach ride from the NEC in the safe hands of our driver, thank you Dean. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable experience which both Carolyn and myself are looking forward to next year.

Before I show you a few snaps here's a little peek at some of our goodies...
 nice bundles of Egyptian cotton and scrim for dyeing 
 I thought it would be easier to show you a few overall views rather than individual quilts...

Sorry if I snapped anyone in full flow, but there's never a moment to take a photo without catching someone.

After watching a few demo's and seeing the masses of beautiful quilts in all their glory, our heads were buzzing and our fingers itching. I can't wait for our next get together in the sewing shed and get stuck into our goodies.

But in the mean time, can we tempt you to join us for our Strip Cushion Workshop this Thursday 15th August at Fraddon Village Hall 10am - 4pm.
Strip Cushion
There's still time to book and it's an excellent way to use up any fabric strips from previous project or jelly rolls or as in the picture above, recycle using old denim jeans, corduroy and my daughters silk blouse.
The Quilt-As-You-Go method we use is quick and easy and suitable for all levels abilities, with a few prairie point, fillets and lace thrown in for added interest.

As usual all the information can be found on our web site, we look forward to hearing from you and I think we will have returned to earth by then.

Before I leave you, have you noticed what a wonderful year this has been for bumble bees, at any one time I'm counting into double figures on our lavender.

Thanks for dropping by, back soon

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