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I offer several services: longarm quilting, patchwork and appliqué workshops and small items made to commission. In the past I've also made quilts to commission as well as Church or School banners for Walking Days and permanent display.

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Sunday, 6 October 2013


Changes afoot in the Vicarage!

For the last seven and a half years I've worked in the office of a local CofE Primary School.  It's been a lovely time and I've made lots of great friends amongst the staff and also the parents of the school.  I've worked three days a week, term time only, and so enjoyed a lot of free time to devote to Vicarage Quilts.

Tomorrow I start a new job, working for the Diocese, and it's full-time: no school holidays and five days a week.  A big adjustment!  I'm really excited about it but I think some things will have to change in the way I run my little business.  I'm going to stop quilting big quilts for example (anything over a lap size), and whether or not I can take on commission quilts and banners will depend on what else is going on at the time.  However, I'm carrying on with workshops and little makes, and small quilts.

On Friday evening we had my leaving do at a local restaurant and I decided to make each colleague who joined me a little heart keyring to say thank you for - well, everything.  I put their menu choices inside the cards, and used them as place markers. 

As you can see, there were a lot of them, and I also made some for those who couldn't be there on the night.  Surely it's normal to make thirty five keyrings in the last week of your job, when you're tying up all your loose ends and training up your replacement?  No?  That will be why I felt tired last week!


  1. I wish I worked with you, those little hearts are lovely. Who is going to make my quilts look goof now!
    Good Luck with your new Job!

  2. They are gorgeous, and yes you are bonkers doing all that in your last week, but we expect nothing less! Hope you are going ok in new job, will speak soon!

  3. Ali, I love that I made your quilts look 'goof'! As long as you don't make big ones, I'll still quilt them!

    New job *F*A*B*, thank you both for your kind wishes!