Lorne Hill Farm is a working farm and Caravan Club Certified Location on the edge of the pretty village of East Garston. Situated in the rolling Berkshire Downs, far from the madding crowd, it provides a perfect backdrop to creativity. With the emphasis on having an enjoyable day out, you have the opportunity to work on projects in peaceful surroundings. The workshop is a hive of happy activity, only broken at lunchtime when everyone troops into the farmhouse next door for a delicious lunch in the aga-warmed kitchen.
We have been running our workshops for over five years, and as well as holding some of the workshops ourselves, we are also lucky to have some fantastic teachers who provide so much inspiration.
We hold workshops every Wednesday, some of which are part of courses, such as the Medallion Quilt course which runs over twelve months, and the Beginner’s Sampler which runs for five months, but most are one day workshops. We also have Saturday workshops once a month, and this will be the first year we run a whole weekend workshop.
The pitch and stitch mornings every Tuesday from 10.00 to 1.00pm, are when anyone is welcome to come and work on their own project in company. On any given Tuesday you can look around and see people knitting, quilting, crocheting, cross-stitching, and even dress-making!
Sandra Kidwell is well known for owning Inches to Metres and inspiring so many people to take up quilting. She has sewn for years and has a wealth of experience on which to draw. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for the craft is a huge encouragement to anyone who shares a love of quilting.
Joanne Rabbitts first met Sandra when she attended a sampler course at Inches to Metres and hasn’t stopped quilting since. Both Sandra and Joanne share a love for traditional and rustic quilt-making.
PITCH AND STITCH