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Recycled fabrics make wonderful quilts

Date: 12/11/2008           Category: Adult Learning

Old shirts, curtains and scraps of fabric have inspired one creative quilter from Gillingham. Adult education tutor Chris Llewellyn uses traditional patterns but modern techniques and fabrics to create a stunning collection of quilts and is keen to pass on her skills to others. Chris teaches quilting at the Rochester Adult Education Centre at Eastgate. Her classes are small, allowing learners more individual support and tuition. She said: “I love to use scraps for the pure joy of remembering what the fabric was once used for; my finished quilts hold some wonderful memories. “I call this ‘engineering with fabric’ because the way the fabric is cut, stitched and constructed can range from fairly simple to very technical. “Using different colours, prints and textures to give an overall effect allows you to be creative and produce something unique. If people don’t want to make a quilt they can make cushions or even bags, ideal gifts for family and friends.” Anyone interested in joining a class can be put in contact with Chris by telephoning 01634 338400 The adult education directory 2008/09 is available to download from the council’s website: http://www.medway.gov.uk/index/learning/adults-2/adultlearning/coursedirectory.htm