Masks for the Community

Hi Everyone, Still no news on opening our shop but we are looking at ways it can be managed when the time comes.

In the meantime we have been asked to make masks for the vulnerable in our community now that lockdown is easing. so, in essence, we are looking for as many voulunteers as possible. Many hands make lightwork!

We will supply fabric and elastic for those who do not have any. Someone will be in the shop ( at a social distance) on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons at 2pm for the next two weeks to either collect made masks or give out fabric.

Many thanks in anticipation

Scarves for Cancer Patients

This is another idea to add to our activities during this time of isolation. These scarves are very easy to knit when we want a break from sewing. Of course we have to collect them at home until this pandemic is over but think of the number of people who will be happy to receive one when we can eventually give them out.

The pattern is quite simple: – using Chunky wool and 6mm kneedles, cast on 24 sts, or double knitting wool, cast on 33 sts. Knit in stocking stitch, garter stitch, moss stitch or any pattern you prefer to a length of 150-200cm (60ins)

The scarves can of course be crocheted if you prefer.

We look forward to seeing the finished results along with all your quilts!!

Update on Exhibition 2020

Due to the current situation with Covid 19 we have decided to cancel this year’s Exhibition . We will reschedule for next year. The Challenges will remain the same, so this will give us all lots of time to complete your projects! We can only apologise but we look forward to lots of entries for 2021

Before or after your Friday shopping…

The Workshop will be an Open Crafting Hub

Starting Friday 6th March from what ever time you can manage, between 14:30 – 16:30hrs

We want to be able, to let people interested in crafting, come and use our workshop: For a sound board of ideas you’d like to try/ carry on with a project you have started/ find out how to?/pop in to say hello. Absolutely no pressure, just to enjoy.

Cuppa and a blether too.

Block of the Month returns

1 – 3pm Wednesday 19th February 2020. Islay Quilters Workshop, Islay House Square, Bridgend.

Repeated, 7 – 9pm Thursday 20th February 2020 at the Workshop.

Look forward to seeing you there.


Now is the time to start thinking about next year’s exhibition.! It is only 7 months away . 13th to the 22nd of July2020

Challenges are as follows: –

Quilt. Minimum size 40″ x 40″ Theme Seasons

A4 quilt Open challenge

Fat quarter Challenge . the Chosen fat quarter is available from the Quilt Shop for £1. 90% of the chosen FQ must be used and the remainder attache3d to the finished quilt

Cushion 18 x 18in