New Term! New programme!

Summer School 2014 with Sandra Meech

The education project, in which we are currently supported by the Ashley Family Foundation, has been vital in keeping The Quilt Association buzzing, with lots of people coming to The Minerva Arts Centre in Llanidloes, (where we are based) for the first time, to attend a workshop.  This year’s summer school was a great addition to our annual calendar and it all helps to keep the centre afloat.  Our first City and Guilds students are working hard as they approach graduation.

As you all know, times are hard for all charities, and we are never going to advocate that you throw a bucket of iced water at your quilts to raise money for us!  If you are able to attend a workshop, or the summer school, you will be helping to ensure that the quilt collection is maintained and perhaps even grows, in the future – plus you will be taught by the best in the country.  Win! Win!!

Have a look at the upcoming workshops on our website – more are added all the time.  Coming up in time to make Christmas gifts, Linda Paris is teaching Fabric Coil Pots – I have always wondered how you don’t break needles and how you stop everything going a bit ‘Ghost’!   Next year highlights include printing with woad, foolproof foundation piecing, hand-quilting with Barbara Chainey and of course summer school – 2015’s tutor is the vivacious, dynamic and talented Hilary Beattie.  

Pre-booking is essential and places do go quickly.