Lets do a group quilt for charity suggested Dorothy.
We always take a coach trip to Malvern lets enter it into the show |(I heard my mouth say before my brain was engaged). Wouldn't it be fun to see a quilt we had all contributed a block to, hang in a show. When I suggested it I had completely overlooked the fact that Malvern is a judged show.
Here starts hours of discussing, planning, gathering fabric, pressing , starching, cutting, trialing, demonstrating, sewing, trimming, putting together, pressing and finally quilting, blocking and binding, phew.
I am hugely proud of this quilt I have no real interest in what the judges say about it I like it for many reasons. I am glad everyone in the group was involved and will continue to be so as we print and sell raffle tickets to raise money for Zoe's place, a hospice in Coventry.
I think everyone involved has done their best work on it I know I have.
I like the fact that as I sat in the pub doing the binding people seemed to be very interested in it.
One comment from my friend Mike " when are you selling raffle tickets, I want that quilt!"
Generosity will be donated to Myton Hospice in memory of my father who was cared for there in the last few weeks of his life.
Interesting timing as this week is Dying matters week.
Next post will be a more normal post about purchases made at show and next weeks plan is to catch up on sleep.