Spring 2024

Spring has arrived and it is time to open up our shop 6 days a week. Our usual opening times are Monday to Friday 1pm to 4pm and Saturday 11am to 4pm. With one exception that we are aware of. We are closed Wednesday 24th April. Otherwise we plan to be open as advertised.

We are at present working on our charity quilt for this year. It is almost complete and raffle tickets are for sale in our shop. The draw takes place at the annual Agricultural show on the 8th of August. Funds raised this year will go to the RNLI.

This year is also our bi-annual Quilting Exhibition. This takes place in Ballygrant Hall from the 17th to the 24th of July.
We have our usual competitions: A4 size quilt, your own design, Fat Quarter challenge, fat quarter available at the shop for £2. And it is “the best use of a fat quarter”,, Quilt no smaller than 1 metre Title “Round the Bend”, 18×18 cushion cover, your own design. Some of us are already working on a ‘mystery’ quilt which should be complete for the exhibition.

We are always on the look out for new members, so if you live on Islay and enjoy sewing please come along any afternoon to join us and see what we are all about.

Susan runs a beginners class on a Monday afternoon and is hoping to open the workshop on a Tuesday evening from 4pm to 8pm for those who are working . We will try this for the summer and see how it works out.

Please come and visit us whether you live here or are on holiday. We would love to see you. We have lots of lovely items for sale

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