Happy Christmas

I don’t know about you but Christmas has arrived so quickly this year. Time has slipped by and what a year it has been. This time last year I didn’t believe that the cabin would be up and running and successfully introducing people to the wonderful world of sewing. 

We’ve continued to offer our regular Sit and Sew groups on Monday mornings and will be starting a new session on Friday mornings from the New Year, restrictions allowed. The Sit and Sew sessions are perfect for those who would like to work on their own projects with like-minded people with Helen on standby for help, designs and tutoring.

These are booked on a week by week basis which allows for flexibility and ensures that you don’t loose out when you are unable to attend.

We also held our first larger event with Michelle from Sew Thimble Wood designs. Hosted at The Rolls Golf Club in the fabulous orangery in the gothic mansion. This was a fun packed day sewing Rudolph Christmas decorations and wine gift bags. Lunch was included, a buffet with plenty of choice for everyone, along with treats to go with your teas and coffees. We have already scheduled Michelle for another two dates next year, Sat 7th May when we will be making Mr Chips the Seagull, and Sat 3rd December for a Christmas themed item yet to be decided.

The Doris Sampler Quilt is running again this spring at Black Mountain Fabric in Abergavenny. This quilt leads you through many different techniques and is aimed at intermediate or confident beginners to patchwork and quilting. 

The Dragon workshop, draw, stitch and trim appliqué, is also running on Sunday 16th January. If interested in booking either of these two workshops then you can do so by contacting Black Mountain Fabric directly. 

We are also delighted to announce that Cecilia Slinn is joining us to teach her three part, Free Motion Quilting course. The dates for the three days are Saturday 12th February, Sat 12th March and Sat 9th April. These days will be held at The Rolls and include lunch and refreshments. 

Cecelia is one of the UK’s leading quilters providing tutoring and talks. Her three day Free Motion course will take your quilting to the next level. From design ideas and concepts, discussions and practical sessions – come join us for a fun, free-motion packed day. There are only 12 attendees on this course enabling everyone to have a positive learning experience. 

Her work has recently been selected for display at the Autumn series of Grosvenor Shows. She is a very busy lady so this may be your only chance to work with her this coming year! 

If you are interested in this course, get in touch with Helen on helen@strictlyquilting.com for further information and to book your place.

For now, I would just like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Helen, Strictly Quilting.

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