Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Feathered Star Patchwork Class Requirements

We hope everyone at the Feathered Star workshop enjoyed making their pieces on the 6th September. Here are some pictures from the workshop.

If you did not get the opportunity to attend our Feathered Star Patchwork Course, but you would like to give it a go then have a look at the kit list.

Fat quarter of light fabric (background Cream)
Fat quarter of medium fabric (turquoise)
Fat quarter of dark fabric (tan)
½ metre of fabric for borders and back of cushion – I used the same fabric (tan) as I had used for the centre and diamonds.
16in zip
Matching machine thread
Piece of card for templates
Rotary cutter, board and ruler if you have these
Sewing machine
Basic sewing kit i.e. pins, needles, scissors etc.

Notepad and pencil

October Events!

Event - Iris Quilting
Date - 11th & 18th October
Time - 10am for 10.30pm - 3.30pm
Cost - £22(£27 non members)
Venue - Federation Office, LS13 1HP
Tutor - Anne Starkey

This workshop takes the technique of iris folding into patchwork. Combine the foundation method of piecing with traditional whirling log cabin to make a small wall hanging. Use hand or machine sewing techniques. This workshop is suitable for everyone!

Event - Federation Quiz
Date - 11th October
Time - 6.30pm for 7pm
Cost - £13 per team
Venue - St Chad's Church Hall, Headingley
Question Master - Heather Ross

30 teams will be coming to St Chad's Church Hall in Headingley to take part in this years Federation Quiz. Light refreshments will be available and there will be a bar. (Please DO NOT bring alcoholic drinks)

Event - Antiques Evening
Date - 23rd October
Time - 7pm for 7.30pm
Cost - £8.50 (£10 non members)
Venue - Federation Office, LS13 1HP
Tutor - Tenants of Harrogate

If you have items that you would like to have valued, bring them along to show to an expert from Tenants of Harrogate or just come to listen and learn. This evening includes a light supper served before the evening starts.

Our Hebridian Adventure by Heather Ross

On September 9th, 39 members, family and friends embarked on a Hebridean Adventure. This comprised of 2 nights in Fort William, 2 nights in Stornaway, 2 nights on Benbecula and a final night back in Fort William. Our visits included a guided tour of Glencoe followed with a train journey over the wild and beautiful Rannock Moor. On our return, some of us toured the local distillery ending with a taste of the amber nectar.
We visited ancient standing stones, a Black House Museum and saw a demonstration of weaving Harris Tweed.

There were seals on the beach behind the hotel on Benbecula. Unfortunately we were unable to visit South Uist as the booking office for the ferry failed to say that the coach was too long, Kevin did try but no luck. (The week before a coach did get stuck and had to wait till the next high tide before it and the ferry were free).

In his usual calm way, Kevin was on his phone and had a lunch arranged with a local group and in a short while we were sitting down to home made soup, sandwiches and cakes followed with a visit to a shop which sold just about everything.

 Our journey back to Fort William was interesting, we were told to expect gale force winds and interruptions to the ferries. Luckily, we were able to sail but crossing Skye, Scotland threw every kind of weather it could at us. Waking up on our last morning we were greeted with snow on the tops of the mountains like icing on the top of a cake, a perfect end to a lovely holiday.

I am now looking forward to this time next year when we will be visiting the Ring of Kerry in southern Ireland.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Our Institutes Are Getting Busy!

  • Mytholmroyd Marmaladies WI is celebrating their birthday in style on the 4th October. The ladies are an exclusive 'birthday bash' at Mytholmroyd Community Centre from 7.45pm.

There will be Wine Tasting With Luddenden Valley Wines (as seen on BBCs Countryfile) as well as canapes and nibbles.

The event is ticket only as they have high hopes for a big turn out at £5 for WI members and £8 for visitors.

For more information call 07904880285 or email on

We hope you have a great birthday!!

  • Farnley Tyas WI are also having a get together on the 12th October for a fundraising coffee morning.

From 10am - 12pm Farnley Tyas WI will be hosting at the Golden Cock in Farnley Tyas.

There is an entry fee of £2.50 for adults and £1 for children which includes a tea/coffee and a cupcake. The tickets can be purchased in advance or on the door.