August 17th – Quilting

We have a treat this month Ladies – we have Katherine May coming along to teach us the basics of quilting.  Katherine is a local quilter and is passionate about passing on craft skills and ’textile stories’ and runs regular workshops, looking at creative upcycling using patchwork and quilting techniques.   Taking inspiration from communities which hold a tradition of making textiles for the home. Katherine creates textile objects that celebrate the marks made by hand and her designs reveal the often intimate relationship we have with textiles. Katherine takes a thrifty approach to textiles, collecting pre-loved and vintage textiles to piece her fabrics.

Katherine will talk to us about her projects and workshops and teach us some beginning quilting techniques to give us a taste and start us on our own projects!   If you have some fabric that you are particularly keen to use or some pieces that have some meaning for you, please feel free to bring them along.  Katherine will provide us with some lovely vintage fabrics to use if you prefer.  You can view some of Katherine’s work here –

Usual time, usual place: Third Weds of the month from 7.30 – 9.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) in the basement room of Borough Welsh Chapel, 90 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0EX. Guests pay £3.