Yesterday I took a (quite long) drive down to Lowestoft to Claire's shop, Patch Fabrics, to teach 6 lovely ladies how to make a tumbler cushion.
My thinking was that in a full day's workshop everyone would hopefully end up with a finished quilted cushion and learn the absolute basics on how to make a quilt, from choosing fabrics, through cutting, piecing, basting, quilting and binding. Plus, I love cushions and I find them much more useful than a mini quilt or table runner.
Everyone was absolutely brilliant and went full throttle into their projects.
We started a teensy bit late, so ended up over running a little but everyone was desperate to finish up (except poor Elizabeth whose husband and daughter came to pick her up so she'll finish this beauty off at home with some guidance via email from me).
I hope everyone had as much fun as I did, because it was a really lovely way to spend the day.
Claire has even invited me back after Christmas to teach a class on jelly roll quilts. If anyone is interested in coming along, I'll post details closer to the time.
All that the ladies need to do now is spend an evening sat in front of the TV hand stitching the binding onto the back of their cushions and they're all done! And hopefully hooked on quilting, because, let's face it, it's addictive.
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