Yesterday Wendy and I travelled to Spalding to visit Angela at her newly opened studio at Unique Cottage Studios. Angela has been teaching for a long time and is responsible for getting me into dyeing and even quilting itself as hers were the first classes I attended when I started on this journey that I'm on. Although Angela is based at Unique she is offering her own classes and groups and has some exciting plans coming up.
Wendy and I arrived about 11 o'clock to find the place buzzing with lots of chat and plenty to look at. My photos were taken at the end of the day when things had calmed down and we were sitting round having a chat and Angela was finally able to eat something!
Trudi, who blogs as Quilting Prolifically was there all day giving demonstrations of her mid-arm quilter and Tina, who is masked in this photo, had brought along samples of her hand quilting which is always beautiful. Angela is seated on the right concentrating on Wendy talking out of shot.
Looking the other way you can see tea and cakes (yummy too) and the area showing work from Carol who is sharing the studio with Angela.
If you go to Angela's blog you can see more photos of the studio here. You can also click on a link to register for Angela's newsletter and keep up with the classes on offer. Angela is a very calm and generous teacher and I owe her a lot. I am looking forward to doing a 'Stitching for Texture' workshop with her later in the year. I saw the sample book the workshop produces yesterday and it will be a great reference tool.
Last weekend DH and I went on a coach trip to see Olympic London which he has already blogged about so I will tell you about it and bring you my photos next time.
It's a bit late but I hope you have all had a relaxed and Happy Easter weekend with families or chilling out or doing whatever warms your heart. We have spent the day with Mum who was on good form and enjoyed watching 'The King and I' on TV. Weren't the costumes fabulous in that film? See you soon!