Get Together Day – March 2017

36 members plus committee had a pleasant day at the new venue of North Tuddenham Village Hall. Greeted by Linda Turner and with tea and coffee made by Janet Ireson, Lesley Griffin and Christine Harrow and the resplendent new NQ apron had its first public outing.  There was a full and enticing sales table manned by Brenda Crevald and Sue Ovenden. The raffle had excellent prizes donated by members and tickets sold by Mary Robinson. Betty welcomed everyone and after … Read More

Power Cutting Fabric

Published on YouTube December 2014, this demonstration was recorded during West Michigan Quilters’ Guild’s, “Quilts on the Grand” show in October 2014. It features Nancy Roelfsema demonstrating a technique of how to cut multiple layers of fabric quickly and accurately. More accuracy + more speed = more quilts The owner of this YouTube video has decided that it should only be watched through YouTube. Click on the connection below and it will take you to the original source.    >>> … Read More

Young Makers at Makers Month

Many people came and made some hexagons at the Norfolk Quilters and Project Linus stand at Makers Month at The Forum in Norwich, including two sisters, Hannah, age 7, on the left with Ros and Emelie, age 6 on the right. All the hexagons will be sewn together to make quilts for Project Linus. We were delighted to welcome so many visitors and tell them all about our activities. We also attracted several new members to Norfolk Quilters.

New Display Boards

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At the Get Together Day in December we were delighted to receive these display boards given by Lesley and Michael Griffin.  The gift was quite unexpected, out of the blue and a real surprise to us all but the boards will be so useful for future events and especially for the Exhibition coming up in October! Our thanks go to Michael and Lesley for their generosity.

Pinwheels – Missouri Star Quilt Company

Missouri Star Quilt Company produce some wonderful YouTube tutorials and they have given us permission to include as many of these as we wish on the Norfolk Quilters website. It is possible to purchase materials from them if you wish. We are going to start off with an alternative but basic tutorial for Pinwheels. In future YouTube videos we will show some of their stunning and unusual variations. So keep coming back to check!  

Peaceful Piecing

Many of you will know that I organized a Quilt Retreat back in October 2008 and decided to donate the proceeds of my quilting endeavors to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in memory of my husband’s little brother who passed away there many years ago.  The Retreat was a success; and thus was the start of my endeavors to raise money for GOSH. The 18th Retreat will take place at the end of the month and I know it will … Read More

ALTAR CLOTH by Jill Sharpe

This beautiful Altar cloth, designed and made by Jill Sharpe for St Catherine’s Chapel in Norwich Cathedral, has involved 6 months of intense work from the design stage and dyeing the silk fabric through to construction using around 2000 individually cut pieces. It was installed in mid-May and will be on permanent display. Click on the photograph to see a larger image.

Wide Binding

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Here is another video from Heirloom Creations and there is a connection to their blog on the previous video. This one shows a lovely finish to a quilt with a 3″ wide finished binding using double thickness fabric. This would require 12 and a half to 12 and three quarter inches – an awful lot! An alternative could be to cut the binding material to 6 and a half or 6 and three quarters, sew a quarter inch stitch line along … Read More

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