Patchwork and Quilting Group

During lockdown Barbara Thornburn started up a Patchwork and Quilting group. Members meet once a month on a Monday at 10am using Zoom.

Barbara was very generous in sharing her extensive knowledge and expertise with the group. Prior to each meeting she sent out information sheets and YouTube links to support the classes. At each meeting she demonstrated a new patchwork technique and showed us her own worked examples. Members then practiced what they have learnt in their own homes. There is always plenty of time for questions and discussion.

We have not only been taught patchwork techniques, but have also learnt about the tools and materials needed and the importance of colour and design. Among other techniques we have experimented with squares, the disappearing 4 patch, log cabin, Roman stripes, string quilting and English paper piercing.

Sadly early this year Barbara passed away, but we decided to continue the group in her memory and now are helping each other with various projects.

The gallery below shows some of the examples we have produced …so far.

Next meeting Tuesday 28 May 2pm at Julie’s House and on Zoom.