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Thread: New Quilt Group.

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    Senior Member ashlett's Avatar
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    Here in the U.K. we do not have many quilt shops or groups, I started a small group 12yrs ago, 5 of us meet once a fortnight in each others houses. We make project linus quilts and do not take new members as we have been together so long and stick to the number that can easily fit into all our houses. I was thrilled then, when a new wool shop opened in the next village, started to sell small amounts of fabric and last Saturday started a quilting group. I went along and their were 8 people there, all strangers to me, but we all got along well and even after 30yrs of quilting I leart a new block/method. I was seeking inspiration and friendship and seem to have found both. :D

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    Well done Ashlett good for you and keep enjoying it.

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    Great for you! I wish I could find such a group myself :(

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    Senior Member ashlett's Avatar
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    When i started the original group I just put a notice up in the local shop.

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    It's nice to have other people to quilt with. Wish I had that.

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    Isn't that nice? Sounds like just the ticket.Enjoy your new group.Sounds so nice, meeting quilty friends.

    Quote Originally Posted by ashlett
    Here in the U.K. we do not have many quilt shops or groups, I started a small group 12yrs ago, 5 of us meet once a fortnight in each others houses. We make project linus quilts and do not take new members as we have been together so long and stick to the number that can easily fit into all our houses. I was thrilled then, when a new wool shop opened in the next village, started to sell small amounts of fabric and last Saturday started a quilting group. I went along and their were 8 people there, all strangers to me, but we all got along well and even after 30yrs of quilting I leart a new block/method. I was seeking inspiration and friendship and seem to have found both. :D

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    Love my mini group. Don't know how I would survive without them! Such great support and also opportunities to learn and share.

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    How wonderful for you!! I used to have a local quilters group to meet with when I first learned, I wish they were still here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashlett
    Here in the U.K. we do not have many quilt shops or groups, I started a small group 12yrs ago, 5 of us meet once a fortnight in each others houses. We make project linus quilts and do not take new members as we have been together so long and stick to the number that can easily fit into all our houses. I was thrilled then, when a new wool shop opened in the next village, started to sell small amounts of fabric and last Saturday started a quilting group. I went along and their were 8 people there, all strangers to me, but we all got along well and even after 30yrs of quilting I leart a new block/method. I was seeking inspiration and friendship and seem to have found both. :D
    Hi Ashlett,
    How I agree with you about the lack of quilt shops in the UK.
    I live in North Hampshire and have to drive a fair distance to a decent LQS.
    I have recently helped set up a small Dear Jane group ( from the Brenda Papadakis book.) We are a few ladies who like these little 4 1/2" blocks and we are beginning to build a really nice friendly little group. One day we will finish this wonderful quilt with the help and support of each other !
    Dottyd.

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    What a great thing, a like minded group who become friends.

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