Thursday, January 19, 2012

Grace Frame Class January 17th 2012

This time last year we were all struggling to get to work - this year we've had a few frosts (minus 7 at home this morning - quite fresh) but nothing like the chaos of last year.   At least it means that our classes aren't disrupted by people either unable to get to the class or getting stuck trying to go home.  So another full day class of Grace customers learning how to load a quilt on the frame, a bit of needle theory and threads with hands on before lunch to load the quilt.  After lunch we focused on the quilting using Pam Clarke's 8-Line and Straight Line Stencils. 


Joy demonstrating the 8-Line Stencil


Practising quilting designs


Putting it into practice on the Gracie Frame 






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The Cotton Patch is a family run patchwork and quilting business which was started by Jean Sewell in 1990. The shop is situated in Hall Green, Birmingham and expanded in 1999 to include the shop next door. Originally offering Mail Order catalogues, The Cotton Patch established one of the first patchwork and quilting websites in the UK. The Cotton Patch continues to be a premier supplier of patchwork and quilting fabrics, tools and notions and supplies customers throughout the UK and the world.