Friday, 29 April 2016

Birds Spectacular with Gail Lawther

This week we have had another fabulous retreat with Gail Lawther here at Quilt Sandwich, The Royal Bridlington.

This time it was a Bird Spectacular. Each day Gail showed the students different technique to create their master pieces.

Here are just a few bits of the students work

Gail Lawther will be back again next year. remember to sign up to the newsmail list to be kept informed - and you can do this by emailing

Workshops and retreats can be found on our Quilt Sandwich website here -!workshops/c24c2

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Another Fantastic Retreat with Kathleen Laurel Sage

We have just enjoyed the most fantastic three day retreat with Kathleen Laurel Sage here at Quilt Sandwich.

The first day we spent playing with Zentangles.  Here are some of Kathleens

 and here are some of our attempts

This beautiful peacock was made by Denise. She decided to add some colour with fabric paints at home and came back the next day with it all framed up.

Day Two was spent playing with Organza, water soluble stabilizer (Romeo)  and thread.
Here is some of Kathleens work

and here is some of our vases drying

flowers for the embellishing of the vase drying on a plate

Our last day was spent leaning more free motion techniques to make poppies and clematis
These are kathleens'

and here is one of our attempts which were done free motion in an embroidery hoop using our sewing machines.

We had a fabulous time and although most of the techniques were initially totally out of some students comforts zones, everyone really enjoyed learning new things and having a go at some really easy techniques which generated fantastic results.

We have invited Kathleen back again next year and we will be 'making fabric' which can then be used as the student leisure in either their quilting, embroidery, garment making, scrap booking, paper crafting or whatever. So be sure to keep a close eye on the newsmails and book up when the details come out. These workshops/retreat are sure to be popular.