Val: My friend Valerie and I decided that we neededa day out and what better excuse that to visit a quilt shop.   Pauline and Sarah (Pauline’s Patchwork) moved from Brewers Quay in Weymouth into their new shop in Poundbury back in January.   I managed to find directions from GOoglemaps but interestingly enough Poundbury is not marked on the recent traditional maps – it can be found on the western edge of Dorchester (Dorset) and is actually more of a development (and work in progress judging by all the diggers still there) than a village.   A number of small artisan shops surround Pauline’s and there are several really lovely places to eat.

Sarah made us most welcome and we had a lovely time rummaging through boxes of fabric, and being inspired by the quilts on display that advertise their classes – great classroom too.- and obviously came away with our bags heavier and purses lighter!

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8 Lower Blakemere Road, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3RZ