Workshops from September
A new adaptation of Jane Austen’s final and unfinished novel Sanditon hit our TV screens in September. We thought this would be an excellent opportunity to look back at our own visit to the Jane Austen Museum in Chawton. Here we learnt of her great accomplishments as a quilter and seamstress. We also saw the rooms and garden where she created many of her masterpieces. You can enjoy this video here.
From the 18th Century we fast forwarded to join Helen Howes, a modern contemporary quilter, and her Crossing points technique. This video is available by clicking here. Whilst London-based Linda Seward, an author and textile teacher told Valerie about some beautiful framed landscapes, which are based on holiday snaps. This video is also available on our website, just click here.
September saw the start of our English Paper Piecing series – the Tudor Rose table runner. This workshop series was under the excellent guidance of Nancy Adamek of Lina Patchwork. So, in this first part you get to learn how to select the fabrics and deal with the various shapes and templates. This workshop you can find by clicking here.
Jennie Rayment provided us with something of the night when she taught us how simple it is to create very effective Owl Bunting. You can find this video here. And Valerie created 8 pointed stars with glow-in-the dark fabrics from Lewis & Irene. This workshop is available here.
The late summer has also inspired Valerie to try and match her Youtube monster hit, the 40 minute scrap quilt. It was viewed over 2.5 million times. Here she produced another easy and quick quilt top. This quilt uses just 4 Fat ¼’s and is sewn in believe it or not, just 13 minutes! Really quick and really easy! If you want to make the same quilt just click here.
Carolyn Forster was creating hand-quilting Amish waves for us that month. This video is available on our website by clicking here.
And our Throwback Thursday for September was a show & tell style lecture from Valerie on the importance of sashing in your quilts. You can enjoy this video here.
Click to learn more about Carolyn Forster, Jennie Rayment, Linda Seward, Nancy Adamek and Valerie Nesbitt.