Thursday, 10 January 2013

Not the Wedding Quilt!

I made a short diversion from the wedding quilt today to sew a block for the Global Piecers' birthday swap.  I won't show the whole block as I don't want to spoil the surprise for Sandy but it is now en route to Florida where I hope it is a bit warmer than it is here today.  The winter temperatures have returned, with frost and freezing fog, after a few Spring-like days.  For the birthday block swap we have all given our preferred colours or style and on our birthday should receive a block from each of the GPers in the swap, such fun.  It would be lovely if they go together well enough to make a lap quilt or small wall hanging.  I have a long wait for mine!

On Tuesday my quilt group, Country Roads Quilters, are having an Open Day.  This is a photograph I took at our last meeting of L-R:  Fenella, Di, Diane, Sabine, Trish and June and it has been published in the local papers with a small press release so I hope it attracts a few new members.  We are now meeting in the village hall at Sibsey and so have room for some new quilters to join us.  I don't think any of you are close enough to join the group but, in case you know anyone who is, the press release follows below with the details.
Come and Quilt in Sibsey

A small group of patchwork and quilters have been meeting in Sibsey since September 2011.  Country Roads Quilters are now inviting new members to join them and will be holding an Open Day in Sibsey Village Hall on Tuesday 15th January.

Lis Harwood, a founder member of Country Roads Quilters, told us,
"We are a friendly group of patchworkers and quilters now meeting at Sibsey Village Hall on the third Tuesday of each month. In these larger premises we are able to invite prospective new members to bring their current stitching project or they are welcome to just come and meet us. We will be working on our own projects and will have some finished items for visitors to see."

Country Roads Quilters are also delighted to say that Wendy Strode of Camelot Crafts in Friskney will be at the Open Day with a wide selection of fabrics and craft items for sale.  Tina McEwen, also a founder member of Country Roads Quilters, said,
"We all love Wendy's shop as she has such a wonderful selection of fabrics, threads and other interesting items and she is always so willing to share her ideas and expertise with us.  We are delighted that she will be at our Open Day."

Visitors are welcome between 10.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. and are invited to bring their current quilting project with them and a packed lunch if they are able to stay for the whole day.  Tea, coffee and biscuits will be included in the £2 admission to the Open Day and full membership details will be available on the day.


  1. Good on you Lis, I would love to do that here but its finding foundation members.

  2. I hope you get lots of people through the door and sum new members.

  3. That's great Lis, i'd love to come and visit!
    Have fun...:O)

  4. How wonderful! I hope you get some new members. I think you're just a bit too far for me to consider but do say Hi to Fenella for me. Now I understand how you know each other :-) (I used to go painting with Brenda, Fenella's Mum).

  5. Good for you, Lis! Hope that it goes really well and that new members join in their droves (or at least, moderate droves, too many might not be the best thing on reflection)! x

  6. Oh I'd so love to come! Pity I'm 12,000 miles away. One day.


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