Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Quilting Retreat news

I have just got back from a wonderful weekend near Scarborough on a quilting weekend with some friends from the quilt group I belong to. We stayed with Maggie Martin who is a great teacher and hostess.  She has a wonderful house with a large teaching room and cooked some delicious meals for us. We were able to work on individual projects with Maggie providing tuition and support to each of us.   We had to be encouraged to pack up each night and go to bed as we were still at it  at 11 pm every night. !!!

I planned to make a landscape quilt and learned such a lot - here is the end result which I am very pleased with.

We have booked to go again but she cannot fit us in until November 2014!!!!   She is so popular and gets booked up.

Since returning I have started another art quilt of poppies and am intending to try another landscape as well to consolidate what I leant.
I have also finished off some items for a swap I am in and also a couple of postcards but I am so enthused by the art quilts I now want to make .

But with Xmas looming I must start thinking about making some items for Xmas !! 
Bye for now


  1. Wonderful piece! Sounds like you had a great time.

  2. Sounds fantastic... a weekend away with friends AND sewing! WOW>
    Love the landscape... but the "gifts" are so cute! Well done Pauline! :)

  3. I live so close and had been considering signing up for a weekend or few days - guess I need to get in quick!!
    Love the quilt youve made though!

  4. Wonderful landscape Pauline , great fabric choices ! Cute little crochet pincushions too .

  5. I love our landscape! I haven't attempted one yet, but someday . . . Glad to hear you enjoyed your retreat - I'm going to one next weekend, and I can't wait.

  6. I love your landscape! And your little ornaments.Can's believe it will soon be Christmas. So many gifts to make.