Thursday, 11 July 2013

Fat Quarterly Retreat


Since I'm going to the FQ Retreat next weekend I thought I'd join in with the getting to know you linky party.  I watched in envy last year so I bought a ticket as soon as they went on sale this time round.

I'm Sarah, a 40yr old (well almost, my birthday is tomorrow) Scot living in the East of England.  I'm married to a wonderful bloke and we have a 6yr old son and a 3yr old daughter.  I work part time as a forensic scientist which I love.

I've always sewed or embroidered (my mum is a fantastic seamstress and taught me when I was young) but that tailed off after the kids were born.  Then when the little lady was about a year old I was looking for a new hobby and I stumbled across quilting and off I went.  and through quilting I've rediscovered my love of sewing in general.

I'm coming to the retreat with two friends Jill (The Nocturnal Stitcher) and Anna (who doesn't blog).

Below is one of my most recent and favourite quilts, Starburst.

I love bright, rich colours and have a soft spot for star blocks in general.

This is me

But as a result of some pesky health stuff by the time of the retreat I'm probably going to be looking more like this

So if you see me in one of my little hats please say hi.

I'm doing
Crochet with Laura Taylor
Free Motion with Trudi Wood
Portholes with Lu Summers
Blog Design with John Adams

See you soon!


  1. I will say Hi too, or wave if I'm kind of far away... :)

  2. I am in FMQ with Trudi and Portholes with Lucie too so I will see you there!

  3. PS Happy Birthday for tomorrow!

  4. Happy Birthday Sarah, I hope you have a really special day :)

  5. Have fun and happy birthday!

  6. See you in those portholes! Many happy returns of the day, , keep those birthdays coming!

  7. I'm not in any of your classes but will hopefully get to say 'hello' to you at some stage. Belated happy birthday!

  8. See you at Free Motion class

  9. See you there and happy birthday for yesterday!

  10. Hi Sarah, I'm doing crochet and portholes too so see you there!

  11. Hi Sarah. I am not doing any of the same classes but I am sure that we will bump into each other. Di x

  12. It was lovely to see you IRL, adn I hope all is now going smoothly at home.

    Everything is crossed!