Sunday, 19 October 2014

1718 Coverlet with Susan Briscoe

The 1718 Coverlet is one of the earliest known pieces of patchwork. It is made in silk and the centre block has the initials E H and the year 1718.  It was purchased by the Quilters Guild in 2000 from the Brown family of Aldbourne, Wiltshire. No details about E H have been discovered.

Susan Briscoe has now written a book for the Quilters Guild about this coverlet.

Susan will be teaching a three day retreat here at The Royal Bridlington in October 2015 on the Coverlet. Susans' other area of expertise is Sashiko and she will be holding a one day workshop here prior to the Coverlet retreat.

The dates will be Sunday 18th October for the Sashiko and the coverlet will commence on Monday 19th October.

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Another great Retreat with Lilian Hedley on North Country Quilting

Today is the last day of this biannual retreat.  

After being introduced to some of Lilian quilts - which you can see a small snippet here -

Lilian allowed the students to start choosing their traditional patterns - these include feathers, Durham running feather, Weardale chain, Weardale wheels, bellows, lovers knots,  etc

The students traced these onto greaseproof paper to start designing their quilt middles and corners.  When their paper patterns were complete they ink them in then transfer to fabric. the last job is adding in the square diamonds before layering up and starting to quilt.

The students have been working hard over the last few days to get as much done as possible before they depart today.

Here are some class pics -

 Caroll transferring her design to fabric

Dee starting the quilting on one of the strips of her strippy quilt

A Strippy pattern

 Lilian helping transfer

 Lilian & Julie

 Nanny marking up her fabric. Nanny came all the way from Holland to take the course.

Inger & Veslem√ły from Norway who made the long journey for the course.

Lilian with all the students

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Lilian Hedley - North Country Quilting - October 2014

Today sees the start of the Lilian Hedley retreat at The Royal Bridlington. 

After dinner, some of the students were desperate to see some of Lilian Quilts, So Lilian gave a little introduction to some of her collection.

Here is a little taster....

CLICK HERE to see Lillian introducing some of her quilts

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Thursday, 9 October 2014

Angela Maddens first Trip to Bridlington

Well this week sees Angela Maddens first trip to teach at The Royal Bridlington.

The first workshop was Celtic Design.

We spent the morning learning about how to design and then making two of our own.

We made our designs on 1/8 of a square then traced by folding the greaseproof paper.

Here are some of the students designs

After a delicious lunch Angela showed us how to transfer our design to our fabric and then make the bias and apply to create our designs.

Here are some of Angela's Designs

Day two - Beautiful Blooms

To learn Angela's technique of raw edge applique we all completed a simple tulip

A couple of us then started on an Iris

Day Three - Decorative Edges

Today we made samples of some of Angela's decorative edge techniques 

These are some of Angela's samples

And here are some of ours

Work completed by Heather during the retreat

close up of Heather's very special creation - I dont know if I can really write what it is called on here .....any thoughts..................  C... & B.... !

We have had a great three days with Angela Madden learning many new techniques and ideas and such a lovely lady too.

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