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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Grace Frame Workshop on Saturday

Joy and I enjoyed our day with four Grace Frame studenti on Saturday. It's great to see everyone enthused by their new-found skills and ready to put them into practice when they get home.


Joy enjoying some of the drawing attempts!

No Cribbing!

Continuous Line Drawing

Honing drawing skills before doing it for real - Muscle Memory!

Putting the learning into practice - Pantographs

Class Photo!






More Grace Frame Workshops are being run in January 2012 - check out our website for our Class Schedule for more information and if you would like to join us call us to book on 0121 702 2840. We look forward to seeing you!
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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Grace Frame Workshop 16th November

Lots more quilting and learning happening at The Studio today...here are a few pictures. Everyone seemed to enjoy getting plenty of hands on practice of the various techniques and hopefully that new-found confidence will mean lots more quilting at home!





The Group with Joy


How to use the 8-line Stencil


Caroline doodling on the 8-line and getting creative.


Myrna doodles


Hands On

If you have a Grace Frame we now have a Grace Frame Owners group for Europe on Yahoo Groups - share your knowledge, experience, solutions, photos and problems with likeminded quilters!! The link is GraceFrameOwners



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Thursday, 10 November 2011

Grace Frame Workshop

Well-travelled and local customers joined us for our Grace Frame Workshop on Wednesday - two ladies from Northern Ireland flew in for the day (we'll definitely stay over next time they said so that we can spend more time in the shop!), one from Cornwall, another from Somerset and the last from Solihull!


It was a great day and everyone went away full of fresh enthusiasm for quilting and trying out all the techniques we'd run through during the day.





Details of the latest classes are on our website.




We'll be sending all customers with a Grace Frame, for whom we have an email address, details of the Yahoo Group that will be set up shortly which you can use to communicate with each other and discuss your quilting problems and solutions, photos and stories. If you think you may not be on our database with your current email address please email us with your latest details and we'll send you the link.








If you would like to learn more about the Grace Quilting Frames please visit our website.



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Monday, 7 November 2011

Open Day at The Cotton Patch Studio

It was lovely to see so many customers at The Studio on Saturday where we had the opportunity to showcase some of the latest sewing machines and frames.

These included the Handi Quilter HQ18 Avante, Sweet Sixteen and the Grace Frames including the Gracie Queen and the new Majestic (more information on our website soon on this metal quilting frame that can be set up to Crib or King). 


The Pfaff sewing machines were ably demonstrated by Sheila from Pfaff who was able to give advice and guidance on which machines were best-suited to customer requirements.

Joy was on hand to discuss the Classes and Workshops being run. Here Joy describes some of the classes being run in 2012.



More information on our classes will be posted on our website soon.
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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

The Cotton Patch Studio Open Day 5th November


We're running an Open Day at The Cotton Patch Studio
You're Invited!

 

Come along to The Cotton Patch Studio in one of the three sessions we're running throughout the day on Saturday 5th November and learn all about machine quilting. 


Whether it's on one of the Pfaff Quilt Expression machines, the Janome 1600P, the Grace Frame or the Handi Quilter machines we'll demonstrate the various options and give you the opportunity to try them for yourself!

It's completely free plus there will be Door Prizes for all attendees. Lots of refreshments wilol keep your energy up and friendly and knowledgeable staff will be on hand from The Cotton Patch and Pfaff to answer any of your machine quilting questions.


Joy Edgington who teaches our classes at The Cotton Patch Studio will also be available if you would like to discuss patchwork and quilting classes that we'll be running in 2012. We have an interesting and varied schedule that we hope will fit the bill whether you're a complete novice or an experienced quilter.

Please call us now on 0121 702 2840 to reserve your place.
In each session we'll cover the various frames and machines that are being demonstrated.
Sessions are from 10am to 12 noon, 12 noon to 2pm and 2pm to 4pm but you're welcome to stay as long as you wish!

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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