Sunday, 10 September 2017

Saturday at the Scottish Deaf Patchwork Quilters Group Workshop

Evening Everyone,

Those of you who have read my WOYWW post on Wednesday will know that my daughter, Juli, was taking a workshop on English Paper Piecing this Saturday at St Vincent's Centre for the Deaf in Glasgow.  A few of you may have already seen the photos on Facebook but for those who haven't I thought I'd post them here too.
Juli (in jeans) with the first ladies to arrive - all the way from Aberdeen! The other members who attended lived in or near Glasgow.
The workshop underway.
Juli explaining in sign language how a die-cutting machine can be used to cut shapes and fabric to make the process easier and quicker.
Showing her current work in progress ... a king-size quilt - all those tiny hexagons have been hand-sewn together - and there is as many more still to be done.
Some of the ladies busily stitching hexagons together. There was a lot of laughing and chatting going on throughout. As all this was done using sign language so it's amazing that any stitching got done but everyone went home with the beginnings of a patchwork project started and a better understanding of paper piecing.

It is one of the members of the group Mrs Norma Hunter's 83rd birthday today and to celebrate Evelyn, one of the members from Aberdeen, made this fabulous cake.

The 'fabric' and 'buttons' are made from fondant and inside the layers of sponge are in rainbow colours. It was delicious.
The birthday lady tucking into a slice of the cake. Fabulous smile!

The workshop has been voted a great success and we are all now looking forward to the next one.

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