We found that all our local patchwork/quilting groups were keen to join in with pennants4patchworkers  (hereafter known as p4p).  So we thought we should encourage you all to get your local groups involved.  Thinking about it, you may even belong to an on-line group you might want to encourage to join in. 

Ok, we found that by taking in a couple of pennants we had already made and telling our groups about p4p our members were keen help.  Some wanted to develop their own ideas, and other wanted to follow a pattern.  We arranged ‘pennant’ days where we will show a particular technique for example applique and others where everyone makes pennants.  Weather they make them at home or in class, it’s been a great way to learn new techniques while making a small project (pennant),  to exchange ideas, we are always impressed with the ideas the our ladies come up with, and it’s been good for  making new friendships as well, as quilters are so willing to share/swap fabric and ideas .

If you are looking for a challenge this year for your group – Pennants would be brilliant.  You could challenge by theme, or fabric, or even give each member a notion (buttons, beads, bows), the possibilities are endless.  Just remind your group that all the pennants made need to be sent to us (addresses on front page). 

So far we have two groups on this site, Swansea Quilters and Stitch by Stitch – Port Talbot.  To see the pennants that these group members have made go to our home page and click on the link (Swansea Quilters or Stitch by Stitch – Port Talbot) under groups on the right hand side.  A third group J4 are now included Joy, Joan, Jean and Gill (honorary J) who are working tirelessly to make the most pennants on the website. We would love to feature more groups, just email us your group details and remember to mention your group when submitting pictures ……meanwhile keep making the pennants, and A BIG THANK YOU from the p4p team.


2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sara  |  25 July 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Looking to join group in Doncaster.
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    • 2. pennants4patchworkers  |  26 July 2010 at 10:16 am

      Hello, Sara – if anyone’s looking for a patchwork/quilting group to join, I think the first port of call should be the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles: . They have the country divided into regions, and each region has a list of groups. There may well be other groups as well, but the QGBI is a good place to start. Good luck – Margery.


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