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Contribute to a Quilt

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Creative Age is a programme of creative workshops, projects and activities for people (men and women) aged 50 plus which is funded through the Kellett Fund (via the Community Foundation of Tyne & Wear and Northumberland).

We now have around 25 participants creating fabric circles decorated with embroidery, appliqué, buttons and other embellishments, which will be brought together once we are able to meet within (socially distanced) quilting circles to create one or more quilts and / or cushions.

‘Contribute to a Quilt’ will be ongoing throughout the summer so if you are interested in taking part, please contact Susan via the details below.

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How to Contribute to a Quilt

- Cut out the main circles (any size you like – the circles shown are 3 inches in diameter but you can work larger or smaller) in whatever fabrics you like (backed with fusible interfacing to prevent fraying where necessary) then simply decorate each circle using embroidery, appliqué, buttons and other embellishments.

- You can use materials you already have at home or contact Susan (details below) and she'll post out a lucky bag of lovely materials.

- Stick to a theme (flowers, birds, colours, etc.) or experiment with pattern.

- When we come back we’ll set up a good old-fashioned quilting circle to create one or more quilts and/or cushions (depending on how many circles we have) to show at Queen’s Hall and then donate to a good cause.

If you would like to take part in the project, please contact Susan Priestley, Engagement and Development Manager, Queen’s Hall Arts T: 07775 828076. E: Susan at Queen's Hall Arts

What better way to celebrate the end of lockdown than with Creativity, Cake and Conversation.

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The Creative Age programme has been running for 3 years and in that time has established and/or supported groups to come together in social settings to learn/share skills within arts, crafts and other creative processes. Workshops, projects and activities normally take place at a range of venues, including Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, but as we are currently unable to meet within groups, QHA is inviting you to engage with Creative Age in your own home through a choice of activities with, where appropriate, craft materials packs.

Whether you have been part of Creative Age already – or whether you would like to get involved now – we hope you will join us in Contribute to a Quilt, a do-at-home sewing project to be followed up with group quilting workshops.

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