Back from one of my favourite teaching venues, Farncombe Estate (www.FarncombeEstate.co.uk) near Broadway in the Cotswolds – the views are magnificent, facilities wonderful and good food as well! A very relaxed class, everyone remained serene and the “chill-out” music seemed appropriate – here’s just a few studies in calm concentration –
On Wednesday I’m teaching at another favourite place The Bramble Patch in Northampton and Saturday 5 June is our Chris&Barbara Open Day – I foresee much loading and unloading of cars and boxes in my immediate future.
Several readers enjoyed the vintage quilts I’ve shown in previous posts – this one is not truly vintage, having been made in the 1960s, but it is a quilt I particularly treasure. This is the Amy Emms quilt bought by Himself to mark the occasion of the first Amy Emms Award. The quilt was previously owned by a former student of Amy’s and she had some very happy memories of her teacher. It is small-ish crib size, polyester satin top and back, polyester batting and polyester thread, piped edge. The explanation for the ink splodge on the label is that when Amy was awarded her MBE, she was so proud and delighted that she recalled a number of her quilts to try and include “MBE” on the woven label – sometimes more successfully than others! Hope you enjoy it –