Sunday, 20 October 2013

Bags for a cause

My mum belongs to a quilting group which meets in Nelson, East Lancashire. Every other year they have an exhibition in a local church, with a craft sale and refreshments in the church hall. The exhibition was this weekend, and Mr Q and I have just been up to have a look and to treat my mum to lunch.

The church was a riot of colour with quilts hung along the aisles and draped over the pews. We found my mum demonstrating North Country Quilting (beautiful traditional hand quilting for the uninitiated) to interested visitors. We dragged her away for pie and peas, cake and tea, and a chat with some of the other members of the quilt group.

I've been busy over the last couple of weeks making fabric flower brooches and lots of bags for the craft stall and the bag tombola. Here's a selection of what I've made.

jewellery pouches in a range of fabrics

shoulder bags using the Phoebe Bag pattern from Rebekah Lambert

Proceeds from the exhibition will go to Pendleside Hospice. It was busy at the show today, so I hope they've managed to raise plenty of cash.