After meeting Roxana Pallett of 'Hannah's Room' in Coalville, and hearing how keen she was to support Project Linus, we were delighted that she didn't let the dust grow under feet, but organised a sewing day for today! Unfortunately Friday's not the best day for Linus ladies, but Paula and I were happy to be free. The shop was easy to find on the main road through the town centre (although we shot past it first time round and had the scenic tour of Coalville before we saw it again!).
If you haven't managed to visit this shop, you must put it on your agenda. Not only is it welcoming and full of inspiration, but Roxana is enthusiastic and encouraging, her fabrics are beautiful (lots of the batiks for which Hannah's Room is renowned) and very reasonably priced! I was delighted to see some friends from 'Quilting Together' in Shepshed, taking advantage of the bargains.
Paula and I were keen to take advantage of the big table to layer up some quilts. Roxana was so dismayed to see us starting to tack the layers together, that she gave us a can of 505 and instructed us on its use. despite never having been tempted by glue before, I have to say I'm a convert! We layered up five quilts, which is definitely a result for about 3 hours work (including chatting time!). Roxana offered to quilt some, and I just brought one home with me. Excellent!
Here are some of the other sewers. Portia was making an under the sea applique, and Sue was diving in to her first experience of Mile a Minute. She loved it.
Here is a view of the shop - the fabric is on the two walls on the left.
Paula and Portia were sharing the ironing board. the day was a huge success - we had some laughs, made some blocks, met new friends - what's not to like? Roxana is planning to have Linus days every month, so look out for the next one in November.