|Informal and sharing groups beginning with the basic technique of hand piecing. We start with English Patchwork and then progress to American Block piecing, which involves using templates to create different blocks such as Shoo Fly and Friendship Star. These blocks, in triangles and squares, could then be combined to make a cushion cover or quilt. We will then go on to patterns such as Log Cabin, Crazy Patchwork and Cathedral Windows as well as the basics of hand quilting and machine piecing |
Ruth Thomas (Group Convener)
|Second Tuesday of the month|
|10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.|
|Beginners’ Group 1 meets on the first Tuesday of the month, 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.|
|Beginners’ Group 2 meets on the first Tuesday of the month, 1.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.|
|Group member’s home in Muswell Hill, N10|
|Maximum number of five participants per meeting|
|🟥 The groups are full|
|🟨 The waiting list is open|
Our charity quilt
In 2021 the Patchwork and Quilting Group embarked on a project to create a Sampler Quilt to showcase the skills and techniques they had learnt during lockdown.
The quilt, which measures approximately 120 x 100 cm, is now complete and was made by a mixture of hand and machine sewing. It was raffled for Open Door, a local mental health charity supporting young people. The raffle raised £500.
English & American paper piecing
Finished cushion covers using the English paper pieced method.
Log cabin and cathedral squares
We tackled the 3D block Tumbling Blocks, although one member preferred to turn them into stars …
We have been using the blocks we have produced to make cushions, place mats and quilts.
Blocks incorporating curves and boro
Lockdown projects 2020/2021
The Patchwork and Quilting Group met in person in May for the first time in nearly 18 months. It is clear that members have been extremely busy in lockdown!
|Updated October 2023|