Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Fat Quarterly London Retreat

Tickets for the Fat Quarterly London Retreat go on sale this Saturday at midday UK time.  The weekend will run from lunchtime Friday 19 July to lunchtime Sunday 21 July and will cost £200.  Although we have not yet finalised the class lists, I have decided on my two classes.  Having attempted to teach three different foundation paper pieced pillows last year, I have decided to keep it simple this year.  One FPP star block.  It's a lovely quick and simple one to FPP so suitable for beginners.  I've also taken on board last year's feedback that you'd like to be able to finish what you start in the class and this block can be done in three hours with the benefit of my in-class speed FPP tips.

Superstar FPP pillow

Although I've made this pillow with a very simple colour scheme (using Sweetwater's beautiful Sew Mama Sew line paired with Essex Linen), it would make a great scrappy pillow and I'd even love to see it made without the background strips in between the stars so much much scrappier than this version.  Please let me know if you're planning to come to the London Retreat and, if so, what you'd love to be taught this year.

25 comments:

  1. I'd be up for making one of those, no idea what else I might want to do though!

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  2. I'm really not good at the making stuff quickly, so I'm not so desperate for there to be "finish it here and now" projects to be honest. I'd like there to be another Embroidery class, and for someone to kick me up the arse so I didnt sleep thru the whole thing like last time...
    Just more of the same, with less noise, more tea, and cake.... ;-)

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  3. Ooops, forgot to say, I would actually love to make that cushion!

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  4. I LOVE the cushion, what a beautiful pattern and colour choice- this would be high on my list for one. Oh crap, i'm away this weekend, there had better be tickets left on Sunday when I get back from the wilds of Norfolk, and get internet connection. Anything that gives us new skills, and is fun to learn- I always love trying something different. Ange x

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  5. £200 - I was thinking it was going to be $200.... That's a whole £100 more than last year.

    Lovely pillow but beyond my skillz me think ;)

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  6. Love that pillow and will be buying my ticket on Saturday!

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  7. I would love to take your class - that pillow is gorgeous! - but sadly, I'm not sure I will be able to make it next year :-( Will there be any day passes again like last time? If there are any tickets left in the new year then maybe... (I haven't forgotten our handquilting "date", it just might have to wait til 2014!) R xx

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  8. I don't know what I want to do - but suspect there will be a lot of chatting involved! And a bit of swearing at the sewing machine!

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  9. Yikes!
    I really really want to come to the Retreat this year, I love that cushion. BUT it's on the same weekend as the end of the Tour de France and we are hoping to go to Paris. Guess we need to make our mind up this week then? Don't suppose there is any chance of me watching the final stages on TV whilst sewing? ...Hmm, thought not!!! Sarah x

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  10. I'd love to do another of your classes - still not sure I'd finish this though! I'd love to have a FMQ workshop if that's possible. I shall be trying to spend more time chatting

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  11. The pillow is beautiful! Do many people from the U.S. come to the retreat? I've never been to England at all, and would love to make the trip.

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  12. It's a gorgeous cushion - sounds like a fabulous class to teach or take!

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  13. I'd love to come if only it weren't such a hike! It looked like so much fun.

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  14. I'm coming and would love a FMQ class I will not be flying with my machine. Are there machines to use?

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  15. Ooh I love that pillow! Put me on the list. I very much enjoyed your class this year. A class on FMQ would be really helpful. Di x

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  16. I need to learn how to make an even 1/4" seam... Can you teach me that??? Otherwise I'd love to learn some more "advanced" techniques, like y-seams and curved seams.

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  17. I'm coming this year and your cushion will be a high contender for my choices - need help with FPP. Definitely would like the classes to be finished there. FMQ would be another good one, but really I just want to be able to sew for the weekend :-)

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  18. It's a stunning cushion - don't think I will be able to make it sadly :-( But will look forward to reading all the blog updates about it again!

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  19. I love that pillow :-)
    wish I was closer and could participate... still fun to see pics tho!

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  20. Oh if only I were a few thousand kms closer to London...

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  21. I was thinking of coming☺. Just have to check dates

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  22. ( still nothing) ? I have another package I sent the same day to your country..sunshine girl...she too does not have it ...I assure you...my p.o said it is in your country> It will get there..maybe by christmas lol

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  23. Wish I could come to your retreat- so fun! LOVE the pillow Lynne. And I don't know when you did your header but it showcases your beautiful work just right!

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