An informal and sharing group 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.
Group Convener : Ruth Thomas
The Group meets in Cranbourne Avenue, N10 on the third Monday of every month, 1.30 – 3.30 p.m.
A second Group meets on the second Monday of every month, 1.30 – 3.30 p.m.
Several steep steps to the house.
Currently meeting via Zoom
We have been keeping in contact through WhatsApp. Ruth has been doing one to one demonstrations via FaceTime.
Members show their progress with English paper piecing and starting to make blocks using American piecing.
Finished cushion covers using the English paper pieced method.
Tackling the challenge of log cabin
Since lockdown the Patchwork and Quilting Group has been meeting each month via Zoom.
May 2020 : Crazy Patchwork
June 2020 : Tumbling Blocks
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.