Monday, 21 October 2013

Feathers, Dog Roses, Weardale Chains & more...........

We are quilting again.  The amazing Lilian Hedley is here with us this week.
Lilian in an expert in Durham Quilting or North Country Quilting as its sometimes called. She is a mind of information and knoweledge and she was trained to quilt by the infamous Amy Emms. She is also an honorary member of The Quilters Guild.

On Sunday we had some ladies join us for just one day and they learnt how to draw Durham Running Feathers and some other designs, then how to mark out and quilt a cushion cover ready for hand quilting.

The other ladies are here for four days and they are either learning how to make a wholecloth or a strippy Quilt.

Here are some of the ladies looking at some of Lilan Quilts - both modern and antique.

On Lilians very first visit to The Royal Bridlington, I joined the cushion cover class as I was not sure I would take to hand quilting.  I marked the whole cushion cover in the day and then set about the quilting whilst other ladies were marking their wholecloths & strippys.
Here is the result

I really enjoyed it, although I did not expect that I would. I found it quite relaxing to do.

On the next visit I decided to tackle a wholecloth and so marked up a king size with Lilians help.  Although I dont get alot of spare time I have still manged to get quite a bit done.

So, not wanting to waste the opportunity of having Lilian here teaching again, I'm marking up another wholecloth - a double this time.

Here is my progress after the first day.

This is the middle of my quilt, designed on to greaseproof paper.

Today, day two, I started to design the corner.

Here are some of the ladies hard at work-

Morag has come all the way from Locharber in Scotland. She is busy designing her strippy quilt.

Here is Jean, she is inking in her pattern

Chris is designing her border

Lilian will be here teaching with us again
 9th /10th /11th & 12th March 2014
12th /13th / 14th / 15th October 2014
Anyone who wants to learn about North Country / Durham Quilting or would like to receive futher information email

Lilian also has four books which are full of traditional North Country design templates.

 These are £12.50 each plus postage

These are £7.50 each plus postage
and they are available from Lilian -

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