Friday, 19 April 2013
The Stitch Gathering Tickets have landed...
Retreat in August.
And it was Jonathan (my hubby and one of the 3 'SG teamsters') that first suggested a fabric ticket.
'A fabric ticket?' I said, 'that's a great idea. But of course they'll need to be some sewing involved, or what's the point in it being fabric?!'.
Spoonflower to print 2 yards of them on Kona cotton and send them all the way from America!
We were so excited when they arrived, and very pleased with how they turned out.
So I got cutting them up and they started going in the post, with instructions, about a week ago.
We can then display said quilt at the following year's Exhibition and Retreat and then raffle it for charity. Genius idea, I hope you'll agree!
I have used needle-turn applique to sew petals all the way round on the top sample.
The one above is the simplest and quickest. I just log-cabined on top with strips from my scrap box.
I hope this has given our Retreaters some ideas, but I am also hoping you are going to come up with some even better ideas! And if you want to show them off before the retreat you can add them to our Flickr Group Pool. Or if you want to keep it a secret that's fine too.
If this all seems too much, don't worry. You could just add your name and location somewhere. Or hand them back untouched. Absolutely no pressure, this is going to be a delightful, fun event, and I don't want anybody getting stressed out before we even get started!
There are just a handful of tickets left to The Stitch Gathering. If you'd like to get your hands on a special fabric ticket it's not too late. Click here for more details.