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March - YQ Orpington. Cushion covers

The young quilters had three fabrics and cut away from the back to get the additional three for the smaller squares. A lot new skills were gained.


October - YQ Orpington Pumpkins

There were two sessions in October, morning and afternoon during which the YQs made pumpkins as a "Make and Take".  See gallery below.

The ‘Sew a Row’ is what our more experienced YQs are making and will take many months to complete. This is allowing them to gain many new techniques.  See gallery below.

September - YQs Orpington Octopus

The YQs had fun making octopus at their September meeting.  See gallery for photo

June - YQs Orpington clutch bags 

The bags were made by ‘quilt as you go’ using the flip and turn method. One of them made hers into a cushion. See picture below


YQ Orpington - Poinsettia Christmas wreaths

At the November meeting the YQ'sfrom the Region 2 Orpington group made Poinsettia Christmas wreaths yesterday. They got to use a Sizzix die cutter and a Fiskard Circle cutter. The more experienced YQ's made stocking and used the Sizzix for their embellishments.  See below for pictures

YQ Orpington- Trick & Treat bag

The October meeting was a busy one with 11 girls and 6 boys making Trick or Treat Bags.  See the gallery for pictures.

There were also 6 girls working on their star quilts.

YQ Region 2 - Shadow quilters September 2017

At the September meeting the YQs learnt shadow quilting.  Pictures in the gallery below.

 Emily is one of our older girls who has made a block of the month star quilt. A picture of the finished quilt top can be seen in the gallery below.

YQ Orpington

Well done to Hannah who is our first YQ in the Orpington's Group to have passed her 'Sewing Machine Competency' test. (photo below)

Orpington July Workshop  Car Tidy

Not so many children this weekend (8th July) due to end of term activities. See pictures below.  The star block is the last block of many that this Young Quilter has made for her star quilt.

Orpington May Workshop

Two sessions were held for this workshop during which the children made snakes and ladder mats.  They enjoyed writing the numbers and actions in the squares and tried to make it as hard as possible to win!  Due to time constraints the backs of the mats were made for the children. 

The star cushion cover was made over a four month period.  See our gallery below.

February 4th 

We had 30 children on Saturday over the two sessions. We also had almost a one to one with helpers. The hall was buzzing. What a busy day!!! 

Waterproof bags were made with wellies on one side and an umbrella on the other side, all appliquéd.  Well done everyone. 

See our gallery below. 


Family Tree Workshop

See our Gallery of bags



A VERY busy session. Christmas is coming... See our Gallery of work below, 



A special exhibition featuring the work of Young Quilters across the country will be held at this year's Festival of Quilts at the NEC Birmingham. Region 2 are thrilled that two members of our Orpington group have been chosen to exhibit.  Congratulations to Annabelle Morris for "Patchwork Magic" and to Kittie Prust for "Pickles in the Undergrowth". See the gallery below for the pictures. 


We had 15 children at each of the two sessions on Saturday and a helper for each child.

This project was by hand we found it very relaxing.

See our gallery of pictures below.