Sunday, 20 June 2010

Rocheberie Quilting Day

It's a 2 hour drive for us to get to the school in Rugby where the quilters were. Dotty was navigating... she wasn't sure of one roundabout... highly embarrassing as it had about 20 guys resurfacing the road and Dotty kept waving to them! They politely waved the second time we went round it and had huge smiles when we returned for the third time..... she was still waving.... I had very red cheeks from the embarrassment!
We were last to arrive and the ladies were all working hard. By the time we sorted ourselves out... it was coffee break time, perfect! ha ha ha.
We made two quilt sandwiches and set to on the quilting.

I decided to do large free motion meandering as it's faster than using the walking foot, no quilt turning or stopping and starting, except for the bobbin running out! Armed with my trusty Portuguese Galp gloves, I wandered over the very phooofy quilt, I don't like phooofy polyester batting! Dotty and I just about managed to quilt one complete quilt each before it was time to pack up and head home.
The other ladies have been making these injured servicemen/women quilts for a long time, they have made hundreds of them. They are always in need of wadding/batting, threads and fabrics and money to buy the supplies. They do great work.


Sew Create It - Jane said...

Good to see so many people turned up! Looks like some excellent quilts were being made.

Thanks for the report...I was wondering how the day went.

Helen in the UK said...

Great job on the quilting. Looks like lots of shirt fabrics were used on that one :)