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YQ Orpington - Poinsettia Christmas wreaths

At the November meeting the YQ'sfrom the Region 2 Orpington group made Poinsettia Christmas wreaths yesterday. They got to use a Sizzix die cutter and a Fiskard Circle cutter. The more experienced YQ's made stocking and used the Sizzix for their embellishments.  See below for pictures

YQ Orpington- Trick & Treat bag

The October meeting was a busy one with 11 girls and 6 boys making Trick or Treat Bags.  See the gallery for pictures.

There were also 6 girls working on their star quilts.

YQ Region 2 - Shadow quilters September 2017

At the September meeting the YQs learnt shadow quilting.  Pictures in the gallery below.

 Emily is one of our older girls who has made a block of the month star quilt. A picture of the finished quilt top can be seen in the gallery below.

YQ Orpington

Well done to Hannah who is our first YQ in the Orpington's Group to have passed her 'Sewing Machine Competency' test. (photo below)

Orpington July Workshop  Car Tidy

Not so many children this weekend (8th July) due to end of term activities. See pictures below.  The star block is the last block of many that this Young Quilter has made for her star quilt.

Orpington May Workshop

Two sessions were held for this workshop during which the children made snakes and ladder mats.  They enjoyed writing the numbers and actions in the squares and tried to make it as hard as possible to win!  Due to time constraints the backs of the mats were made for the children. 

The star cushion cover was made over a four month period.  See our gallery below.

February 4th 

We had 30 children on Saturday over the two sessions. We also had almost a one to one with helpers. The hall was buzzing. What a busy day!!! 

Waterproof bags were made with wellies on one side and an umbrella on the other side, all appliquéd.  Well done everyone. 

See our gallery below. 


Family Tree Workshop

See our Gallery of bags



A VERY busy session. Christmas is coming... See our Gallery of work below, 



A special exhibition featuring the work of Young Quilters across the country will be held at this year's Festival of Quilts at the NEC Birmingham. Region 2 are thrilled that two members of our Orpington group have been chosen to exhibit.  Congratulations to Annabelle Morris for "Patchwork Magic" and to Kittie Prust for "Pickles in the Undergrowth". See the gallery below for the pictures. 


We had 15 children at each of the two sessions on Saturday and a helper for each child.

This project was by hand we found it very relaxing.

See our gallery of pictures below.


Our Christmas fun day - Saturday 5th December at St Johns Reformed Church, Orpington.

 We had 25 children and 11 helpers.  There were four tables of crafts going on.  Christmas cards, fabric crayoning, Snowman and Father Christmas and marbling.  Each table had 2 helpers and every child had a go at all the tables.  The marbling will be made into a post card at the February workshop and the children discussed what they could make out of the fabric crayoning. Lunch was provided and we played games in the afternoon.  Each child went home with a party bag.  In all a very good day was had by all.

A big thanks to all the helpers and too the children for taking part, what would we do without them.


My daughter Madeleine belongs to the Orpington Young Quilters group, and I just wanted to let you know how impressed we are with the group.  Mags and Carol go above and beyond to ensure that each class runs smoothly, and to make all the children feel confident in their sewing.On Saturday they arranged a Christmas party for the children, and it was so much fun.  They were so generous with providing gifts for the children, a great lunch, planning party games and fun craft activities throughout the day.We are very lucky to have these lovely ladies and their helpers to run such a successful group.Kind regards Cherylyn Morris


Even with most of our YQs on holiday, we still managed to have a few children make themselves an apron.

Check out our gallery for pictures - Issabella, worked completely on her own and made an apron for her cousin.   

7th February

This month's Orpington workshop was full of 'fishy fun'. Check out our gallery of pictures.

 Maybe come and join us next month and make a Mother's Day gift, you would be very welcome



13th December

We had a very successful Christmas workshop on Saturday. 8 children attended and we had 7 helpers. Everyone made a Christmas tree or a Santa and some managed to do more. Everyone went home with a completed project plus a little kit make a christmas card at home. 

Edenbridge 29th November
A great workshop was held with eleven young quilters, they had a great time and so did their Mums! 

Mags James