Monday, 24 February 2014

What's on at the Wiltshire Quilt Fest

See the New English Quilter frame at the Wiltshire Quilt Festival
We've been busy preparing for the 
Wiltshire Quilt Festival. 
Here's a schedule of events 
through out the week 
so you'll  know what's on.

On Thursday 13 March, we're hosting a special day for a group of quilters coming over from the Isle of Wight. But all are welcome to join in. Friday March 14th and Saturday March 15th the Salisbury Franklins shop will be open between 9:00 and 5:00 so you can... 
  • Try out the latest and tried-and-true-classic sewing machines and overlockers. There will be experienced instructors on hand to demo the machines and give advice. 
  • Have a go machine quilting on the New English Quilter frames. Emma and Martha will have our machine quilting frames set up so anyone who likes can have a play.
  • Join in our Machine Quilting Threaducation Seminar and find out what threads work best for machine quilting and why. 
  • Participate in our 'Thread Play Sessions' it's a chance to try out all the new ranges of threads on the sewing machines, overlockers and machine quilting frames. You'll get to take home your thread samples for future reference.
  • Take advantage of all the sales, special offers and super deals on sewing machines, fabrics, quilting gizmos and gadgets. We've tried to bring everything together for the textile enthusiast all under one charming and spacious roof!
  • Have a fun day out with quilting friends and family. There will be tea, coffee and lovely cakes available through out the day. 
Test drive the Juki Exceed 600
On Sunday March 16th Martha will be visiting the American Quilt Museum in Bath with anyone who wants to come along for the ride. For people travelling any distance, we've booked rooms at a special rate at the Mercule White Hart in Salisbury for Sunday night. We'll have an evening meal together and a good night's rest so we'll be ready for the Machine Quilter Clinic. 

Martha using the Juki TL98P sewing machine on the New English Quilter frame
Our Machine Quilting Clinic on Monday March 17th is open to machine quilters who want to become more fluent at free-motion-quilting. All are welcome whether you just need some help getting started or inspiration to move up to a new level. We keep our Clinics small with a maximum of 8 participants between 2 teachers and 3 frames. This way Emma and Martha will be able to give plenty of one to one instruction. Currently, we have 5 people signed up and places available for 3 more. 

Teaching sessions run between 10:00 and 4:00 on Monday March 17th. We'll have coffee, tea and cakes for elevenses, a buffet lunch, afternoon tea and an evening meal included in the £150 price per person.

Ring or email Martha.
01526 378057
Martha and Emma talking about Machine Quilting threads

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