Patchwork & Quilting.
There are bags, table runners, cushions a full bed quilt, Christmas wall hangings, and a tree ornament.
Some of the ladies are busy sewing.
A lot of the ladies are very knowledgeable,and are ready and willing to help beginners.
We have four new members who started in September,all are very enthusiastic and doing well with their projects.
We are a very friendly group and lot of chatting and laughing goes on. (some even find time to sew!!!!!!!!!!!!)
The Group meets on Wednesdays
at Lund House
From 11.00 to 1.00pm
The group leaders are:-Gillian Farrington and Mavis Hancock - tel 516705/
Knitted Vikings and dickens character by Yvonne.
U3A Patchwork and Quilting Group Illustrate Community Spirit !
Several ladies belonging to the U3A' Patchwork and Quilting' Group demonstrated a strong sense of community spirit when they, recently, produced hand -sown , 700 metres of bunting for display at the 'Biddulph Festival.' -----
The joint leader of the 'Patchwork and Quilting' Group, Mavis Hancock, was approached by the Festival Committee and asked if it were possible that the Group could replace the present bunting as it was well past it's 'sell by date.'
A group of the ladies agreed and gave up a couple of Saturday to produce the bunting as well as cutting out all the individual pieces and sewing some at home. All the fabric has been donated and it has produced banners of a myriad of patterns and colours. The bunting will be displayed in Biddulph High Street and outside Biddulph Town Hall during the whole of the Festival.
Mavis Hancock commented,'It has been very hard work producing the 700 metres of bunting but we have also had fun making them. We feel that it important that Biddulph U3A, who now has around 600 members, is seen as an integral part of the local community.'
Latest work examples Sept 2018
. Hand made Japanese folded quilt and bag with flower decorations, Christmas wall hanging made by Rita, machine made quilt by Sue, green bag made by Myra, the trio of bags have been made to raise funds for the charity CRY which monitors young people who could be at risk of heart problems Anne has made these. Watch this space for more beautiful work!
Latest work examples Sept 2018
The lap quilt made by Rita has taken a few years, but is now finally finished, all done by hand in cross stitch and hand quilted, Rita always has something on the go,she has made lots of things and this quilt was put aside while she was busy with other projects.
The bags were made by Barbara, the small black and white one is specially for carrying poo bags with its own dispenser, she has been asked to make more by her children. A stylish way to pick up after your dog!!
.Hand stitched Quilt Feb 2019
This quilt was made entirely by hand, by Margaret for a member of her family who is really into music of all types, what a lovely gift
.Latest Work Examples March 2019
. A quilt made by Rita, bag with appliquéd elephant was done by Hilary both members from a long time, and the tote bag was made by a new member of just a few weeks Anne, hand stitched and quilted and finished with a lovely flower.