Saturday, 16th September was National Jelly Roll Day and we celebrated with our Open Day.  We had a brilliant day with so many lovely customers visiting and joining in with all the fun.

We kick started the day with two free classes.  Margaret showed us how to use the Creative Grids Double-Strip Kaleidoscope ruler and how amazing the design can look when using a jelly roll in our Two to Tango quilt. Then in Ileana’s class, she demonstrated the brilliant Creative Grids Multi-Size Flying Geese & 45/90 ruler – there were lots of jelly roll quilts made using this ruler and our free pattern giveaway for this class was for our Geometric breeze which you can download here.

After our two free classes there was time to walk around and see all our quilts from our latest book Jelly Roll Quilts in a Weekend which all had little clues attached for our Jelly Roll Quiz. There was lots of tea and cake plus Chris had both our longarm machines in action for everyone to see.

Our shop was a hive of activity with a huge selection of brand spanking new Moda precuts which are so new that even the bolts haven’t yet been released.  Dee and Sue were our shop girls and did a fantastic job of making our shop look absolutely dazzling.

In the afternoon Margaret hosted our Make a Jelly Roll Quilt. Quilters with all skill levels were invited to make a block which eventually will become a quilt for charity. We were so impressed how eager and enthusiastic everyone was and it truly was a great afternoon. We had several ladies who had never made anything before and they were thrilled with the results.  We are just in the process of finishing the quilt and will post pictures soon.

What was amazing about the day was how everyone was there for the simple reason – to have fun doing something that you love. Aren’t we lucky to be part of such a lovely quilting community!

So a big thank you to everyone who came and took part and of course to all our wonderful Quilt Room staff who all bent over backwards making sure the day was a success.  If you were unable to come or perhaps are thinking about visiting us – here is a little video of behind the scenes.

Oh and Mary Foster was the lady who won one of our quizzes and received this great bundle of goodies!