Quilting and Patchwork 1 & 2

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.
▷ Find out more about the Groups’ activities on the CEDu3a Facebook Group pages

  Unfortunately the Groups are currently full and not accepting new members

Second Tuesday of every month, 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
A Beginners’ Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month, 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
Group member’s home in Muswell Hill, N10
Several steep steps to the house.
  Maximum number of participants per session is 5

  Group Convener : Ruth Thomas

  Status at May 2022
  Waiting list of 15

Charity quilt raffle

Last summer the Quilting and Patchwork 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 has been raffled for Open Door, a local mental health charity supporting young people. The raffle has raised £500 for the charity. The raffle will be drawn at the u3a Open Day on 16 June 2022.

English & American paper piecing


Finished cushion covers using the English paper pieced method.

Log cabin and cathedral squares


Crazy patchwork



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.




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!



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Raffling of group quilt

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Waiting list closed
Going to start a new Beginner’s group in the Autumn