How I started Quilting

My name is Annelies Saunders. I was born and educated in Switzerland and came to Cambridge to learn English in 1972, met my husband and have been living in this beautiful city ever since.

I was used to sewing and made my own clothes when I was younger. After I retired about six years ago my husband bought me a new sewing machine, which stood unused for at least two years. I also joined a Craft Group and met lovely and interesting ladies there. Most of them are quilters and belong to the Cambridge Quilters. I admired their work and wished I could learn how to quilt.


Two years ago one of the ladies at the Craft Group told me about a new beginners class starting at Coleridge School. I joined and love it. Under the supervision of our teacher, Marion Curtis, I have learned so many techniques and I love playing with all the colours and patterns, We are a
great class and learn from each other.

I made my first bag and quilt and am pleased to say that after encouragement
from my teacher both are going to be exhibited at the Quilter's Exhibition
at the David Rayner Centre at Scotsdales in October 2018. The quilt is in
the Drunkard's Path block technique. I bit fiddly but I enjoyed making it.

I also joined the Cambridge Quilters and enjoy the various talks on
Patchwork and Quilting The most memorable talk was about the tent makers of
Cairo. I will probably never forget it.

I hope I will be quilting for a very long time yet. I have been told one
never stops learning about it.


Annelies Saunders

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