Upon discovering a workshop, Stephanie and I decided to share it and make it our sewing workshop leading to us being able to spend time together doing a hobby we both love.
Stephanie decided to use the space exclusively for her quilting project as I decided to use it for everything to take the pressure of my very small house.
Then lockdown hit us and we had to put these plans on hold and it was possible I would be unable to see Stephanie for what could be weeks! This got me thinking “What the heck and I going to do all day long at home for potentially months?”
I dug out all my scraps and remnants and decided to have a go at a simple square patchwork
quilt. So The Lockdown Quilt project was born. It was the perfect project, made of all the leftovers of projects past, like my wedding dress. I really enjoyed making the Lockdown Quilt and was a bit disappointed when it was finished.
But my friend Hannah then announced that she was expecting a baby. Wait a moment I thought – I have an idea for a perfect gift….(pictured)
Stephanie and I were having a natter one day at the unit once we were allowed out again and we thought it could be fun to learn more quilting skills and what better way than to run some courses in our space so other people could come along on this journey with us. This is how Carry on Quilting was born.
Now our workshop is up and running, we’re doing all these courses and I’m the first in the queue for them all. Our new courses will be published soon for next year.
Look out for my second blog to see how I am getting along.