Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Festival Of Quilts

It's time to book your very own seat on our coach if you want to join our Annual Pilgrimage to the Festival Of Quilts at the NEC on Sunday 12th August. 
£25.00 includes entry and needs to be paid on booking.
Picking up first in Meir Stoke-on-Trent 8:30am, then Cheadle, Tean & Uttoxeter
contact angiequilts@gmail.com

Monday, 9 July 2018

Hello, Hello, Hello...

My poor neglected blog... Ha! 
I've had a multitude of  reasons not to blog... For a while I lost my perfect purple camera. New internet provider that wasn't really providing! A new granddaughter has to be given days... it's my duty to kiss those cheeks!! And on top of all that, the little corner where my computer lives is like a sauna with this heatwave!! No time needs to be spent there dripping hot for a blog! 
And... on top of all those excuses, I am learning to crochet.... I couldn't do it so I was consumed with determination and every waking minute was spent trying to get it right... I have actually cracked it now. With a lot of help from PM Pam, Farmer Lynda, Longport Lynda, Monday Judy and My Mum Gwynneth... yes, every one of them has tried to help me, I think I have Crochet-Lexia!!! 
So a few quilty pictures for you...

Gail is first up with her fabulous and finished kiddie play mat..
Toot toot toot Gail

This is the back... no fabric has been wasted and all those little left over blocks have been incorporated too. Well done Gail, it is a lovely quilt... perfect for gifting.

Gosh, this is from a couple of weeks ago. A lady came to make the beginner cushion. Annette had a great day learning lots of top tips as she wasn't really a beginner, she just thought she needed to go back to basics.

PM Pam came to Checkley Community Centre for our recent Sunday Sewing Patchwork Party... this quilt top was already made so Pam got all her fabrics out and made a great backing for it.  I think Pam said that she would have this project professionally quilted.

Princess Jackie and a few other ladies went to a children's dressmaking workshop in Leek a few weeks ago and is now making dresses for all the little girls in her world. Such beautiful fabrics too!! I wonder where they are from?? ha ha

Gail's Twisted Heart is coming along very nicely... She's made a few of them over the years so, I'm just guessing, she might be an expert now... Don't tell her I said that!

Princess Jackie is making a Twisted Heart Cushion too... supposedly guided by our resident expert Gail!... They are fun projects to make... Those Sweet Peas are from my lovely pots outside the shop... Jean Bean told me to keep picking them and the plant will keep producing more... and it does.

A delicious dessert, Summer Berry Eton Mess
We had a most wonderful day at our Sunday Sewing Patchwork Party.
Great food, great fun, lovely people and inspiring projects.
Next one is Sunday 5th August. Call for more information....
07807530441 or email... angiequilts@gmail.com

Friday, 6 July 2018

Stitching News

Judy's fabulous and finished Festive Bunting Cushion. Toot toot toot
It's ever so slightly different from mine, you know we encourage PMS (Pleasing My Self) This cushion can be made for any occasion by changing the words... It's not rocket science! 

At the very same time Judy has been working on this Gypsy Wife quilt.
Controlling the colour scheme is always an option, and one Judy has really enjoyed 

Monday Sheila made another Zipped Messenger Bag

Monday Sheila made another Zipped Messenger Bag. I'm like a parrot ... like a parrot... Yes, it's true... On Monday, Monday Sheila made both of the zipped Messenger Bags and a third just needed the handles. Good job we are not paying her Piece time rates.

More later... I'm off to my shop now.....

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Saturday 30 June

We have another treat for this coming Saturday.
Crochet For All including Beginners.
You don't have to be a beginner to come, of course.
Lynda is on hand to help you with any kind of crochet.
I seem to be a permanent beginner, I can't get the hang of counting. I will persist!
Social Stitching is a great tonic.
If you prefer knitting, that's OK too.
If you would like to join us we start at 10am, Just call to book your place.

Monday, 25 June 2018

Stitching News

Princess Jackie has so much patience... this design has a lotly-lot of little circles and teeny-tiny curves. Her Juki DX 7 has the fabulous hover foot luxury and it's up and down with every stitch. Such a beautiful piece of work... as always from Jackie. 

Fran finished her Woodpecker cushion. The base/background is all made of woven wool fabric, as is the stem. The Woodpecker and leaves are cotton fabrics... is he a smart fellow!!! Toot toot toot Fran Cupcake, a fabulous and finished Cushion... I hope you will keep this one for your very own self.

I got to babysit Our Little Faye while Lilly sewed the afternoon away. When I say sewed, I mean planned and cut out the letters, it took a longer time because there were so many things to say... the sewing was done another day... but the project was finished just in the nick of time!

Gail was stitching her Santas... We are all cringing a bit these days as we know it's time to get on to our festive projects if we want them finished for Sewing Prevention Season. What a great background I chose to show you Gail's festive table runner!!!

Queen Jacqui continued to work on her applique flowery project in beautiful Batik fabrics... this is a pile of blocks put as they are for my picture, it's not the setting for the project.

Sister Sue and Fiona Too are both making a gifting project... a set of table mats that will all be different but the same size... how very quirky... I love quirky! The ladies decided to learn how to mitre their borders, another skill conquered.

As I mentioned... It's a great idea to start on Festive projects, so I've started to add the theme to my workshop calendar. This Festive Cushion has been re-named with Bunting Cushion ... you can write Happy Birthday or Congratulations, or Welcome Baby/New home... whatever you want... you don't have to write anything at all... Bunting is enough and it's bang on trend!