We’re sweltering in the summer heat this week – not the perfect weather for Laura to be quilting her Ruby Star quilt but needs must as deadlines loom. The binding is on and she’s on the home straight!
We’ll both be at Festival of Quilts next week with the quilt so please read on below for more information.
The Ruby Star Raffle
As you might have seen on our social media, raffle tickets for a chance to win the Ruby Star Quilt are now available. You can purchase them from us at Festival of Quilts next week, or if you aren’t able to come, you can buy them online here.
A few people have purchased raffle tickets online this week anonymously. Because of data protection, unless you tick the box when you buy the tickets to say that you are happy to have your information shared with us, Laura won’t receive your email address.
So, PLEASE PLEASE tick the box, or email her separately so that she can send you your ticket numbers.
If you’ve already bought tickets and not received your numbers via email, please get in touch. Email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org
All of the money that Laura has raised so far. Well over £10,000 is going to Lingen Davies Cancer Fund. You can read more about the work they do on their website.
Festival of Quilts
We’ll be at Festival of Quilts next week on stand number QIA32.
We really hope to see lots of you there. Please come and say hello, get a raffle ticket and admire the quilt and the other generous prizes that Laura is raffling for the Lingen Davies Cancer treatment centre. Laura was awarded Community Fundraiser of 2019 by the centre last week having already raised well over £10,000 but we’re hoping to add as much as we can to that total with the raffle proceeds.
We always aim to encourage and inspire you to get creative. If seeing Laura’s quilt has made you fancy trying your hand at English Paper Piecing then come over to the stand where you can pick up a free instruction sheet. We’ll also have some of the red and black fabric left over from the quilt so you can also take some scraps away with you. (A small suggested donation of 50p to the charity would be much appreciated). Why not bring your thimble and sit and sew with us for a few minutes!
The Raffle Prizes
Here’s a little run through of what you can win…
The Ruby Star Quilt
A Husqvarna Viking Epic 980Q sewing machine (RRP £4499)
A quilt made by Catherine Nicholls
A quilt made by Jill Packer
Thread selection boxes from Madeira Threads (RRP£210 each)
New Video Workshop – All at Sea Quilting
You’ll remember that recently Laura and I were in the studio together discussing how best to quilt my latest quilt tops. Well the first one is done and in today’s video I’ll talk you through how I finalised my intentions for the quilting design and show you how it all turned out.
DMTV Members can view this video now, if you’re not a Member why not consider joining us? You can check out our free videos to give you a taste of what we offer and sign up for access to over 30 videos for just £12.
Thank you for reading our newsletter this week. We’ll be back again soon with more.
Love Linda and Laura xx