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Friday Night Madness

Last Friday night was cold and frosty, just the sort of evening when you want to curl up on the sofa, light the fire and watch TV while doing a bit of hand sewing or knitting. Not so for our plucky ladies who braved the elements to come to the Midnight Madness class.

We were working on my 'Elegant Table Runner' pattern. It was time for the 'bling' to come out as the ladies cut into some gorgeous oriental and metallic fabrics. We had a good laugh at my pattern subtitle 'will grace any dining table' - I must have been waxing lyrical the day I wrote that , but these runners really will be gracing some tables in the Wairarapa -

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Karen's cool greens, blues and silvers

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Yvonne used Stof's Golden Elements in the maroon colourway.

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And look at how the Stonehenge fabric is working.

After a good feed of delicious Blue Cod and chips  we were back at work

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Pressing

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And by midnight some had quilting well underway and table runners nearly done.

The carriage turned into a pumpkin and yawning happily we all headed for home. Another fun time, I'm looking forward to doing this again!

I have a couple of dates for your diaries. On Friday 26th July we are having a prize draw and class launch. Another great batch of classes at Quilters' Lane is in the planning stages and we will be revealing all on the night. There will also be refreshments, special offers and spot prizes for those who come along. We will be running from 6pm to 8pm. As you may be aware, every time you fill up a loyalty card your name goes in the draw for a $100 voucher. We will be drawing this prize on the 26th.

For those of you taking part in the Mystery Quilt, I have booked the Idea Rooms in Masterton for a very special event on November 9th. This is the day you will be collecting the final block for your quilt. We will be displaying a finished quilt or two, and providing the solution to the Mystery. We will also have a stitch-along so that you can put your quilt together on the day. Numbers will be limited and we are taking registrations of interest now. There will be a small charge for those doing the stitch-along.

Happy stitching

Sheila

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