15 ladies joined Valerie and Maggie at the Denham De Vere Hotel and you can see they were hard at work. They all worked on their own projects but there was inspiration in the form of quilts on the wall and a small shop of goodies provided by Creative Quilting.
Want to join in the next one? - click here for more details - same hotel 8-9 October and Valerie will be joined by Sarah and Pauline from Pauline's Patchwork both offering classes - Sarah is the queen of using Jelly Rolls and Pauline will be sharing all things Christmassy.
We spent a whole day filming this small but great exhibition that is being hosted by Lady Sew & Sew at Henley on Thames.
Founded by Lady Anne Tree in 1997, Fine Cell Work trains men and women in prison to do high-quality, paid needlework in the long hours spent in their cells.
Last night we were fortunate enough to meet up with and interview Tracy Chevalier who is a leading author and patron of Fine Cell work - indeed she commissioned a quilt entitled the Sleep Quilt which was made by 60 men and women from 9 different prisons - and this is on display in the exhibition.
There was standing room only at the talk - so well done Lady Sew & Sew.
The other highlight of the exhibition is the Cell Quilt - which is a life-size representation of a real cell for two men.
As well as quilts on display there is a small pop-up shop of items made by the prison stitchers.
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