On 5th February we held a workshop for Young Embroiderers who wanted to take part in the "Ryedale Challenge". Members from Ryedale had provided each of the 17 branches in the region with a bag of assorted fabrics, threads, buttons and beads, with the proviso that they be used by young people, with the results being entered into a competition to be judged at Regional Day 2011.
We decided that we would produce an art quilt which would later be presented to the new Forget-me-Not Childrens' Hospice being built in Kirklees, so with that in mind, we decided to make the theme floral.
On the day we had seven willing volunteers, who worked really hard to produce lots of colourful flowers and at the end of the day they left with more flowers to decorate to fill in the background that Cath Moore had worked hard on during the previous week, dyeing fabrics to make fields and sky.
Piecing the strip quilt and embellishing the "corn field"