Local sewers may be interested in this fabulous free event run by the Needle and Thread Workshops – tomorrow! Please read their invitation, below.
Needle & Thread with Doddington Hall & Gardens
Amateur & experienced sewers please come along to our two Sewing Bee sessions to help create a unique quilt, The People’s Quilt!
During Doddington’s current quilting exhibition Voices From the Inside, visitors have been invited to sign their name on fabric squares to be stitched together to form a quilt. In keeping with the collaborative tradition of quilts being a keepsake of memories and people’s individual handiwork, we would like the finished item to be stitched by you!
The stitching will be done over two days, and Needle & Thread will be there for guidance and help! On Sunday 23 August, the squares will be pieced together by hand and on Tuesday 1 September, the item will be quilted and bound to create the finished item.
This finished quilt will become a part of Doddington Hall history and remain in their archives.
Sunday 23rd August 9.30am to 4.30pm
Tuesday 1st September 9.30am to 4.30pm
Sewers are invited to attend either or both of the sessions for all or part – as you wish!
To book a place (participation is free but refreshments INCLUDING CAKE(!) will be included) please contact Susanna Plummer on 01522 812 517 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sewing Bees will take place in the Coach House. For full details visit the Doddington Hall website.
We do hope you can take part!
Needle & Thread x
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This quilt has been a work in progress for approximately 10 years! I finally got around to finishing it. It’s made of vintage cotton upholstery fabric samples, sewn on to a pre-loved woollen blanket, backed with further fabric samples. I made bias strips for the edging. I used cutting skills, hand placement, machine and hand stitching. The finished quilt is so heavy that the last stretch was quite a workout for the arms! My fingers are also pretty sore from all the stitching, but … I did it! I’m now looking forward to relaxing summer picnics!