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Patchwork and Quilting Supplies – Opening Saturday 7th March 9.30am

I am delighted to announce that Cartwheels is merging with Sue Rowe of Dragonfly Crafts to open an outlet for Patchwork and Quilting Supplies here at Cartwheels Craft Centre, Penhawger Farm, Merrymeet, Liskeard.

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  • 100% cotton fabric, patterned and plain
  • Calico
  • Osnaburg
  • ‘Warm and Natural’ and polyester wadding
  • Buttons
  • Guitterman threads, quilting threads and multicolour threads
  • Needles, pins, templates, cutting mats, rotary cutters, acrylic rulers and much more

Plus:-

  • Handmade bags, cushions, book covers, wall hangings and more

Come along and have a look at what we have to offer, a must for any patchwork or quilting enthusiast.

Enter our free draw to win a Cartwheels jute goody bag filled with fabric, buttons, and ribbon. Simply complete your name, address, contact number and email to be in with a chance to win.

Refreshments will be available on the open day as will ample free off road parking, disabled access and facilities.

Our opening hours will be:-

Wednesday – Friday 9.30am – 3pm       Saturday 9.30am – 4pm

Please note: Workshops and classes will continue as usual at Cartwheels Craft Centre

 

Patchwork and Quilting Exhibition September 2014

We have recently held our first exhibition of Patchwork and Quilting here at Cartwheels.  The ladies from Dragonfly and Cartwheels sewing groups teamed up and provided us with a vast range of beautiful quilts, wall hangings, cushions and bags to create a wonderful exhibition.

Our chosen charity to benefit from the event was CLIC Sargent which tied in nicely with September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  All proceeds from admissions, the raffle, refreshments and 10% from the sales table was donated to CLIC Sargent and we managed to raise a grand total of £805 which was fantastic.

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A big thank you to all the ladies that helped over the three days.   Also a big thank you to Sue Rowe of Dragonfly Crafts who came up with the idea and collected, labelled and displayed all the exhibits, it looked fantastic!







 

 

Liskeard Agricultural Show 2014

We had a great day at the 111th Annual Liskeard Agricultural Show yesterday despite it being a little damp.  Cartwheels Craft Centre had a stand in the Shopping and Craft Marquee where I was supported by Yvette Wiltshire who teaches the art workshops and courses here and also Sue Rowe who teaches sewing, patchwork and quilting here.

DSCF4309 (Small) We had lots of interest in the craft centre stand with several workshops being booked, many leaflets being handed out, lots of names registering for our monthly newsletter and also many purchases made.  All in all a successful day.

This was topped off by Cartwheels Craft Centre receiving 3rd place for the presentation of the stand, a lovely end to a great day.

On a personal note, I was also pleased with my entries into the domestic handicraft classes.  I received a 3rd place for my ‘Country Chicken’ and a highly commended for my wall hanging.  My eldest son who is 4 also received a highly commended for his drawing of his favourite toy, ‘Rosie’ the train.  Well done Oliver!

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Summer Craft Fair 2014

To celebrate our first year of trading here at Cartwheels Craft Centre we held a summer craft fair.  The weather was hot and sunny all day and many people came to browse and purchase quality art and craft products from our very talented stall holders.  Visitors also endulged in tea and cake on the lawn soaking up the sun and the atmosphere while listening to music being played by some members of the Liskeard based concert wind band the ‘Westernairs’.  Here are some pictures from the day:-

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The stall holders who attended the event were ‘The Felted Sheep’, ‘Cornish Pebbles’, ‘Sara Rose Textiles’, ‘Clareabelle Crafts’, ‘Loveny Willow’, ‘Rupals Fused Glass’, ‘Linseed and Lavender’, ‘Taylormade Crafts’, ‘Patchwork Dreamer’, ‘Candle Works’, ‘Lily Burl’, ‘Dragonfly Crafts’ and ‘Art with Yvette’.

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Day Time Art Course with Yvette Wiltshire

We will be starting a day time art course with local artist Yvette Wiltshire.  The sessions will be weekly and will cover a range of art medium suitable for learners with little or no previous experience.  Below are some examples of work that has been produced by beginners in our evening class:-

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The sessions are all about spending time with like minded people, having fun, increasing confidence and developing new skills.

If you are interested in joining the group please contact us for more details.

 

Watercolour Evening Course with Yvette Wiltshire

Our watercolour evening course with local artist Yvette Wiltshire will be continuing after Easter for the third term.  Below are some pictures from last weeks homework:-

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This course is suitable for learners with little or no experience in watercolours so if you would like to come along for a free taster session before committing to a full term then please get in touch.

Patchwork and Quilting Group

Running every other Monday evening from 7pm till 9.30pm starting on 3rd February.

A selection of 12″ square block patterns will be provided, you can choose to repeat the same block in different colours, or choose different blocks which can then be made into a cushion cover, a table runner,  a lap quilt or a wall hanging, the choice is yours.

You will be able to work on your project at home between sessions if you wish, everyone will be working at their own pace.

Alternatively, if you have an ongoing project, or if you have an idea of your own, you are welcome to come along, there will be help and advice to guide you along the way should you need it.

Materials:-  There will be a box of fabric scraps available for you to help yourself to, and there will also be materials available to buy:-

  • Good quality Fat Quartersquilt
  • Calico for backing
  • Polyester wadding
  • Feather cushion pads

Tutor: Sue Rowe of Dragonfly Crafts

Cost : £8 per session payable for 3 sessions at a time (session 1 pay for 1, 2 and 3, session 4 pay for 4,5 and 6). Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Please contact us if you would like to book a place.

10% Discount off Workshops

As many people were unable to attend the Christmas Craft Fair last Saturday due to illness and prior engagements, we are extending the 10% discount off the price of any workshop if booked before the 31st December. A £20 deposit will be required at the time of booking. Please view the workshop programme and details and contact us if you wish to make a booking. Merry Christmas!

Show Success

A lady that recently attended one of the workshops here at Cartwheels suggested that I enter some of my work into the handicraft section at the ‘Liskeard and District Prime Stock Show’.  I have never entered any of my work into any competitions before but I decided to have a go.

I entered three classes within the handicraft section, ‘A framed item of cross stitch’, ‘A machine made article’, and ‘Any handicraft other than the other classes’.  The items I entered were a framed cross stitch picture of wild flowers, a quilted play mat I made for my little boy and a shaggy rag cushion that I recently made in one of the workshops here at Cartwheels.

To my amazement I won a first for my cushion and a third for my cross stitch.  Not only that, but I won ‘The Perpetual Handicraft Cup’ for the exhibitor gaining most points in the handicraft section.  What a complete surprise!  There is no stopping me now, I am on the lookout for the next competition.

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If any one likes the shaggy rag cushion, we will be holding another workshop here at Cartwheels on the 8th March 2014.