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Dorchester Abbey Festival – May 2019

This event runs from 10:00am on the 3rd May 2019, to 4:00pm on the 12th May 2019 and will take place at The Shrine Chapel, Dorchester Abbey Festival. It is being organised by Judy Harris and Sheila Dunscombe, Judy Harris; T: 01235 200598 and/or Sheila Dunscombe; T: 01491 837294.

Dorchester Abbey Festival – May 2019

The Quilters’ Guild at Dorchester Abbey Festival 3rd – 12th May 2019 

Our quilting exhibition in the Shrine Chapel, as part of the Dorchester Abbey Festival, is taking shape, with several small pieces now completed. However, it is not too late to take part! There is such a wealth of inspiration and work of all sizes up to 1m square is welcome. To date we have seen inspiration from floor and wall tiles (see photos in last PT and on p4 of this issue)and brass rubbings, roofs and doves!  

There is going to be a Teddy Sleepover as well! Children will leave their teddies overnight (or maybe their second-best teddy?) The teddies then have great fun, photos are taken and teddies are reclaimed in the morning. We thought we could make little quilts or sleeping bags for the teddies which the children could keep, so please get in touch if you could help. It would be a good way to use up orphan blocks or jolly fabric. Nothing elaborate needed, sizes variable, but roughly 10”-12” by 18”-24” or anything vaguely in that region. 

We will also be offering simple hand sewing workshops for adults and one for children, as long as they are accompanied. 

If anyone would like to volunteer to help with these activities we would be grateful. Please encourage your group members to join in this exhibition and get in touch with Sheila or Judy for further information. 

You can visit the Abbey, which is open every day,anytime, or meet us there at – 10.30am on Monday 21st January & 10.30 on Monday 25th February. 

We can compare notes, look at our work and see the Abbey again.  We will then retire to a local café for more chat and warmth!  Be prepared with many layers and good footwear as the Abbey can be cold, especially in the early months of the year. 

Contacts:  Judy Harris;  harris.judy54@gmail.com  T: 01235 200598  and/or Sheila Dunscombe;  sheila.dunscombe@hotmail.co.uk  T: 01491 837294 Inspirations: Henriette’s dove, Sheila’s encaustic floor tiles, Judy’s brass rubbing