Monday, 5 October 2015

Quilts delivered

The pile of quilts waiting to be delivered has been growing recently, so I have been contacting possible recipients with great success.  Everyone likes a hug you can keep! 
Today I went to the Leicester LGBT centre to deliver some quilts for their young people and some children living with HIV.  

Here is proof of the fact that I'd never make a living as a photographer - fancy posing next to a window!  Never mind, you can at least see me and Project Worker Dennis holding a quilt he had chosen.  It's Maria's Scrappy String as it happens.  Dennis was lovely and made all the right noises and comments about the quilts.  Hope they have the desired effect. 

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Nether Broughton

When I mentioned to my daughter that I was off to Nether Broughton, she said it sounded like somewhere in Middle Earth!  It certainly sounds quite old fashioned, but I was going to a quilting group, so was very confident that it would be lovely!  And indeed it was.  I gave a short talk about Linus, and met some lovely ladies, including the fabulous Margaret (who is another Bonnie Hunter fan - must be a lady of discernment and talent!) who leads the group.  She had had an unexpected windfall, and had spent the money on fabric to teach the group Split Nine Patch!  So generous!  

Here she is with a beautiful strippy quilt.  It was made by layering the backing and wadding, then sewing the strips on to the wadding by stitching and flipping, then all is quilted, and ready for sewing together quilt as you go!  How clever is that!  

Here is the pile of quilts I brought back from the meeting.  There were thirty lovely quilts altogether!  Thank you so much ladies, I had a fun evening.  See you again soon? 
Last week we were lucky to be invited to The Big a Textile Show in Great Glen, Leicester.  If you haven't been to this show, then put it in your diary, as it's quite different - in a good way.  There are a variety of exhibitors and traders, from spinners and weavers, dyers, printers, quilters, embroiderers and all kinds of other textile people. 

Here is our stall, which was manned by myself, Maria (pictured), Julie, Eileen and Emily.  Many thanks to these stalwarts, and all the people who came along to say hello and find out about Project Linus.  We'll look forward to seeing you next year!