Fat Quarterly Sewing Retreat

This Friday I’m going to London for the Fat Quarterly Sewing Retreat. I’m so excited I could scream. On Saturday a linky party was opened so that people who go can introduce themselves and meet each other online before doing it in person.

Fat Quarterly

Ok, my name is Elisabeth, I’m 42 and I live in a lovely village in Cambridgeshire. I’m half Swiss, half Norwegian and am married to a handsome Irishman. Bit of a mix, eh?! Add to this an almost four year old daughter, a Swiss dog and an English cat and you get a very lively international home.

This is a picture of me which was taken yesterday at Little Miss Bossy-Boots’ birthday picnic.


I realise it’s not easy to see my face in this shot, so here’s one without the rich bitch glasses:


I’ve been sewing, knitting, crocheting and crafting for as long as I can remember but I’ve only taken up quilting recently and have yet to make a big quilt. I’m hoping that my inability to decide on a pattern will finally come to an end after this weekend.

When I started reading blogs about two years ago I soon stumbled over Katy Jones’ blog I’m a Ginger Monkey. As soon as she announced that she was going to teach a quilting workshop at Patch Fabrics in Lowestoft I checked to see how far away that was. Realising I would have to drive for more than two hours I buried the idea until Master decided (he’s very manly in that respect) that I should go and he would be happy to drive all that way. So I’ve met two of the ladies organising/coming to the retreat, Katy and Claire and I can assure you that they are lovely.

I’m really looking forward to my classes which are Frame Purses with Katy and Paper Pieced Pillows with Lynne on Saturday and then The Fat Quarterly Designer Challenge and Portholes with Lucie on Sunday. I also joined the Jelly Roll Race (I’m crazy!!!) and the Iron Man Challenge (Group 5).

I would also like to apologise in advance for my ugly fabric. It is atrocious and I’m ashamed to admit that I had lots to choose from. So if anyone would like some really ugly fabric I’m your woman.

Although I’m still a bit nervous about meeting so many new people I’m really looking forward to it. As we all have the same hobby I can’t imagine that there will be even one quiet minute. See you soon!

18 thoughts on “Fat Quarterly Sewing Retreat

  1. Beauty is on the eye of the beholder when it comes to fabric, it may be that your fabrics are more beautiful than you think!

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