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Dear Quilter, Here is the latest information from Wisteria Patchwork. Patchwork Retreats 2017.
For many years I have been running patchwork weekends at the 4 star Humber Royal Hotel near Grimsby, this year four retreats will be held on 10th/11th/12th February, 31st March/1st/2nd April, 7th/8th/9th July and 17th/18th/19th November.
Beginning on Friday evening and ending at 4pm on Sunday these weekends are exceptional value at £215 per person. Every person has an en-suite room with a balcony and overlooks the golf course. There is no single occupancy charge. The fee covers all meals and tuition. There are no specific projects organised but you bring your own for support, help and advice from me. Normally when we aren’t eating we are either sewing or sleeping!
If you wish to book a place on one of the weekends please phone the hotel on 01472 240024.
Sampler Quilt course. My Sampler quilt course is designed for beginners or people who are self-taught and want to know more. Over twelve months I teach as many techniques as I can in monthly workshops. At the end of the course not only will you be much more experienced but you will have a beautiful sampler quilt in colours of your choice with borders you have designed. With a maximum of eight people on the course you get plenty of individual attention but places are limited so register your interest early.
The next course will be held on the third Tuesday of each month from 10am to 4pm beginning on Tuesday 21st February. If you are interested in the course and would like more information please email me for the details.
Our stock. If you haven’t visited the shop for a while why not come in and see the vast range of fabrics and waddings we stock?
We have a fine collection of several hundred batiks in all the colours of the rainbow, two whole shelves of Japanese style fabrics, extra wide (108” wide) fabrics, an extensive collection of reproduction/Civil war style fabrics plus ombre fabrics in most colours. Our waddings include the usual cotton and polyester waddings plus, cotton polyester mixes, bamboo, wool, thermal, soy, fusible waddings, and more.
We stock YLI, Gutterman and Mettler threads, cutters, mats and rulers, machine and hand sewing needles for every occasion and much more. If you don’t see what you want please ask we have plenty of hidey holes!!
Our Staff. Regular visitors will know the staff who work in the shop. Irene, Margaret, Joy and Carole have all been with me for many years, (too many they might say!). Not only are they very experienced and competent quilters they are willing to assist whenever they can. They would tell you they are not miracle workers when it comes to working out how much fabric you might need but they will have a good stab at it. It’s not an exact science! However they know the stock very well and can always sort out a match or complimentary fabric for you as well as plan a new quilt.
Monthly workshops. I have several groups of quilters who meet here on regular days each month to sew. Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays are patchwork/quilting days and Wednesdays are hand applique days. Places in these groups are limited as people tend to stay in them! The groups meet from 10am to 4pm on their specific days and choose their own syllabus. Spaces don’t come up very often and when they do I try to match the skills of the people who want to join with the skills of the people already there. This means that, for example, I will not put a beginner into a group of very experienced quilters.
This season I have a number of places available and if you are interested in joining one or knowing more please get in touch.
Places are available on: first Tuesday, first Thursday and third Thursday of the month for reasonably experienced quilters, and first Wednesday for hand applique. The hand applique group is suitable for a beginner or an experienced sewer as there are all levels of skill in the group. If this is something you have always wanted to do please email me for more information.
Anniversary. This year marks the twentieth year of my ownership of Wisteria Patchwork. It hardly seems possible!! In order to celebrate this milestone I shall be having lots of special offers over the course of the year that have to do with the number 20. For example expect to see twenty different fabrics marked at 20% off over twenty weeks. Twenty fat quarter packs at discount prices, twenty top selling threads on special offer and so on. Keep coming into the shop to see what might come up next!!
Workshops/classes and talks. Remember I am available to run workshops and classes for groups and clubs. If you would like to book me for a one day workshop please email me to discuss your requirements. I am also a regular visitor to groups and clubs where I am a speaker either with my collection of antique quilts or talking about the quilting history in America from a feminist perspective.
Contact details. Telephone: 01522 868228. Answerphone on during opening hours as there is no phone in the shop. Email.firstname.lastname@example.org Address: Chestnut Farm. Collingham Road, Swinderby. LIncs LN6 9JB
Opening hours. Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm Saturday 10am to 1pm.