Cutting + sticking + sewing + baking. My creative life.

The Seven Sisters Quilt Group

Let me tell you a little about the Seven Sisters Quilt Group. Firstly, there’s not seven of us and we’re not sisters. We’re named after a group of cliffs that you will find on the coast near to where we live. Make of that what you will. We have been sewing together since 1992 when the majority of us met at patchwork and quilting adult education evening classes which were run at a local school. We meet on alternate Mondays and we’ve only changed our venue a couple of times. We moved recently when the quilt shop whose workshop we used unfortunately closed down. Now we are meeting in a purpose built workshop in the Sussex countryside. It’s rather swanky and the lighting is fantastic. It’s situated between the two towns our members live in.

The workshop was originally intended for scrapbooking and there is a lot of interesting stock to look at.

Due to the fact that many people are on their summer holidays there was only four of us at Monday’s meeting. We had a good talk and sew though, even though we were few in number. I’ll take you round the table and show the projects that are currently being worked on.

Some lovely large hexagons, pieced over papers. Great shirt fabric.

Some fruity, summery Dresden plate blocks which are destined to become a gorgeous tablecloth. I’m not sure if I would let my family put their plates on something so beautiful!

A very, cute clown. Almost finished, just needs his arms!

Finally, I was working on a little adjustment to the banner I made this year for my church. I shall have a picture of it completed on this blog very soon. So there we go, that’s where you will find me every other Monday. Being inspired. It’s good to meet with other addicts and to be able to get support for my habit.

Love Melanie x

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