There are dozens of different patchwork and quilting techniques, so students in the Beginners class, try some of the various methods and then make 12-inch ‘blocks’. The blocks are then quilted and assembled to make a sampler quilt in their own choice of size, style and colour. In some of the photos, you can see them standing on chairs and looking through what seems to be a magnifying glass, in fact it’s a reducing glass and a great aid for arranging and balancing the block ‘setting’!
Margaret S (below) trying out different backgrounds for the blocks
Anthea H arranging her blocks. Anthea was involved in a nsaty car accident and lost several blocks after this photograph was taken. To her great credit, she re-made them and completed the wonderful quilt below!
Ruth choosing how to arrange her blocks, with Helen, Antje, Jean, Margaret & Martina