Sunday, 13 July 2014

Fat Quarterly Retreat London 2014

It's that time again; Fat Quarterly Retreat is starts this Friday.  I am there for the day on Saturday, not teaching this time just there as a participant and attendee and at this madly busy time of year I am so pleased I am not having to prep class materials for multiple groups and instead I can slowly pull supplies together for the classes I am taking part in.  For identification purposes (as if I don't have enough pics of myself on here) here I am with our dog Lottie.


I am dressmaking like crazy at the moment, a dress for retreat and a few others for the weekend!  I am going to be doing Modern Knots with Thomas Knauer, I have a lovely linen blend for this and for...


embroidering with Jo Avery.  I am using this Lecien Cosmo 'vintage' thread set for the knot and embroidery class and am going to cry some Clover embroidery needles- all their needles seem to be brilliant so I am hoping these are too!


I have my pattern traced and ready for Jo's class- I used a window and stuck the design and fabric on to it, the marker is a Sewline fabric pencil, my favourite way to mark fabric.


My third class is Jen Kingwell's Green Tea and Sweet Beans class so I am sorting through my fabric drawers to pull out a stack of fabrics and hoping to learn some more piecing techniques.  I am very excited about this class indeed!  A whole afternoon of cutting stitching and learning from a master of hand piecing!  My version of her 'Bring Me Flowers' quilt is slowly making progress and is something I am hoping to complete over the summer. 
If you are going and you are reading this, leave me a comment and I'll be sure to look for you!  I am packing all my retreat experience into one day and I am so looking forward to it!  

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16 comments:

  1. Lovely classes, I have Jo's embroidery on Friday afternoon and knotting with Thomas on Sunday, but get to join you on Saturday afternoon; getting very excited now xxx

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  2. Oh Kerry wish I was going! Lovely Lottie, I stopping and starting this comment in between throwing a little ball for Toffie!

    Enjoy the day!

    Fi

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  3. I'm coming on the Saturday too and would love to meet you for some where to learn dress making advice. I've been inspired by your blog, especially the ship skirt using hearty good wishes. Do you teach in wiltshire/ bristol anytime? You can spot me from our matching green sandles!

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  4. Have fun! So what classes are Lottie taking?

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  5. Have a wonderful time, look forward to hearing all about it.

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  6. Hope you have a great time Kerry.

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  7. Lovely you, your hair, your dress and darling Lottie!
    Have a great time at Fat Quarterly Retreat ~ lucky you with all those wonderful classes!

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  8. Oh, and those green shoes ~ love them!

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  9. I'm in all the same classes on Saturday! It's going to be a lot of fun.

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  10. I'm teaching on Sunday morning - shame I'll miss you :-(

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  11. Love those Cosmo threads! I'm also in the knots class so see you then! Cara :)

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  12. Really looking forward to our role reversal Kerry! And seeing all your new dresses - so clever!

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  13. Wowser....I'm just there for Saturday and in all the same classes as you!!:) I am so looking forward to all of them....not the plane the day before though!:)

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