We start the month off with re-visiting the Sunbury Millenium Embroidery at Sunbury on Thames; this is such an inspirational piece of work – not only visually but because it enlisted the help of the whole village in the making of it and then on fundraising for the housing of it; it is now in a purpose built building in the walled garden within the village.
On the workshop front, Jennie starts of the month creating Fat Cats (with the help of a special ruler) which can be fused applique or pieced; we have Kim Shaw working on a Sudoku quilt, and Valerie shows us how to use the thread-saver piece of fabric to good effect with her scrap Leaders and Enders quilts.
We have tips on how to knot off the threads neatly on your quilt (essential if you are going to enter it into a competition); how to create a mitred corner without worrying about the ¼” seam allowance and Jennie and Val discuss the merits/challenges of whether to open the seams or have closed seams in a piece entitled ‘Seams Common Sense’.
Angela Daymond rejoins us with a short workshop on Immersion dyeing to create some really beautiful fabric – almost tye-dyed in effect.
And last but by no means least, Jennie adds another border to her Superstar Medallion Quilt – this time the 3D trumpets with or without curves edges.