Thursday, 28 January 2016

Fabulous Fun with Jennie Rayment..Again

We have just enjoyed a fabulous three days with Jennie Rayment here at Quilt Sandwich, The Royal Bridlington.

This time we have had a two day session on 'curves' and a one day session on fabric boxes, bags, wiggly weaving & a few more bits.

We started our Curves session learning Drunkards Path and looking at various options for laying it out.

Next we tried Jacobs Coat and Apple Core

On day two, we started on Double Wedding Rings, Disappearing 9 patch & double disappearing 9 patch.

Day Three started off with fabric boxes then a few bits of Jennies twiddlings & fiddling. Next it was bags or Wiggling Weaving.

 show & tell

All too soon it was time for Jennie to depart, but I am pleased to say that she will be back again next year - January 24th, 25th & 26th 2017  Details will be announced as usual to the newsmail list first then later on the website

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Charity Quiltathon 2016

This week Quilt Sandwich held our second Charity Quiltathon at The Royal Bridlington.

This year our charities are -

Yorkshire Air Ambulance
The Childrens Hospital, Sheffield
East Riding Domestic Violence Accommodation Project.

Quilters from all over the UK donated fabrics, scraps, orphan blocks, ufos, quilt tops etc and then volunteers came along a sewed in return for a free lunch & refreshments provided with compliments by The Royal Bridlington.

So far we have also received very generous donations from Bridlington Sewing Centre, Winbourne Fabrics (Moda), Pelenna Patchwork, Janome.

Lorraine from Wakefield who came to help us sew, very kindly asked for unwanted presents suitable for raffle/tombolla prizes at her work, Peter Duffy Ltd and she came laden with a huge bag full of goodies and a giant teddy - who we called George. Thank you so much to all her colleagues who kindly donated.

So if you fancy giving George a home, make sure you come along to our Quilt Show in March & purchase some raffle tickets.

Here are just a few of the quilt tops we managed to make.

We also started to make two very special quilts - one for Yorkshire Air Ambulance & one of The Childrens Hospital. These quilts will be raffled on line with all proceeds going to these charities.

Here is Scrappy Happy Stars which is for The Air Ambulance. This quilt took over  50 hours to complete.

For the Childrens hospital we asked our volunteers to make a house block each and Jackie very kindly put them together into this beautiful quilt top.

Please please purchase a ticket - its just a minimum £2 donation.

here are the links -

Our Charity Quilt Show will be held on Friday 11th & Saturday 12th March at The Royal Bridlington, Shaftesbury Road, Bridlington. YO15 3NP between 11 and & 4pm. Admission is £4 and includes a cup of tea or coffee. Please come along and support these superb charities.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

First time teaching in the UK for Claudia Pfeil

I have been following Claudia Pfeil's quilting journey for some considerable time and eventually managed to persuade her to come & teach here at Quilt Sandwich, The Royal Bridlington.

Claudia is from Germany. She has a shop and is a longarm dealer and normally teaches quilting in the USA and Canada.

Her show quilts are more art type wall hangings and are very heavily quilted and embellished.  She has won many awards - mostly at the big American shows, including Best of Show, Best Longarm, Best use of Colour etc etc with many of her quilts, so it was very exciting when she agreed to come and teach, but not only that I wanted her to teach piecing and design - another first for Claudia.

Here are a few of Claudia's Quilts

Fern Rising

The Ferns being prepared:

Fine Fern detail



 Dream Catcher

Raspberry Sorbet

Fire & Ice

Our first day began with making mini mosaics to use in our backgrounds.

Fabric was cut into 2 inch squares and laid upon a marked out grid on Solufix.  The horizontal and vertical seams were then sewn and the solufix disolved.

Solufix will be available in the on line shop here -  Quilt Sandwich  very soon.

The process was then repeated with 1 inch squares.

The group hard at work

Next we sorted out fabrics into groups - eg blues / purples / aqua / lights / darks etc and sewed 2 inch strips with 45 degree ends into jelly roll races.  These were later chopped and adjusted to fit into a background design.

The next couple of days we began to make the cut outs to be appliqu├ęd to the top.  These included bubbles, spirals and various shapes which we also painted with fabric paints.

Time for afternoon tea

Applying crystals

Show & tell - work in progress

We had a superb time with Claudia - such a lovely, generous,  fun loving lady - thank you Claudia.

Claudia will be coming back again next year - the dates will be 13th. 14th & 15th December 2016. Details will be announced to the newsmail list first before going on the website.  If you are not already on the newsmail list you can email Fiona to be added by clicking  here Email fiona.