International Quilter’s Day overcomes social isolation

For me a sure sign we are moving into Spring is the arrival of rays of sunrise sunshine creeping into my North-easterly facing sewing room 🙂

Well! What a week! So many plans and events scrubbed from our diaries along with the pain of having to keep away from elderly and vulnerable family members and friends just when we most want to give and receive comfort from those we love. Here in the UK we have been told to expect this period of social isolation to last at least twelve weeks.

It’s been heartening to read positive blog posts written by other patchwork quilters adjusting to a change of life style and discovering silver linings. Bernie over at Needle & Foot has the joy of seeing photos of her new born Granddaughter, unable to visit her because of the restrictions Bernie is keeping busy delving into her UFOs to make charity quilts.

The online patchwork quilting community is a friendly place to be and a great place to stay connected with like minded creatives even in this period of physical isolation. This Saturday, 21st March, is (Inter)National Quilting Day. Many sewing get togethers will have had to be cancelled but do not loose heart, there are a whole host of quilt-a-longs and Quilting Day events being organised online. Anneliese Johnson is compiling a list of on-line events we can take part in – find her on Instagram: @eyecandyquilts. You may know of other lists being compiled – please do share them in the comments box below. I’ll hi-light the links in the next edition of Saturday Quilting Bring & Share 🙂

Back to the sewing room…

My main goal this week has been to piece a quilt top. This is ‘secret sewing’ so I can’t show any pictures (not until the end of July) but here is a sneak peak of the off-cuts:

All this piecing has given me an ideal opportunity to make progress with the teal blocks for the March section of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2020. I’m using the 2½” squares as my leaders & enders. ‘Two birds with one stone’ and all that 😀

I had to switch to a bit of emergency sewing after an incident on Sunday! In the process of cooking us a delicious dinner the Man About the House somehow managed to set light to a pot holder 😀 Bless!

I do hope you and your loved ones will keep safe and well through these turbulent times.

In the book of Hebrews we are reminded that hoping in Jesus is not akin to wishful thinking. The writer states, ‘We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul.’ An anchor that will not move however fiercely the storms rage.


Linking with Jennifer for Wednesday Wait Loss and Susan for Midweek Makers.


3 thoughts on “International Quilter’s Day overcomes social isolation

  1. Your pile of secret sewing scraps looks very promising! There is plenty to do in the way of sewing while we stay put, but it’s always harder when we have to! For now, gone are the days of running to the grocery for an item or two! Great way to repair your potholder!


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