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Inspired by Beth Helfter's Talk Give it a Scrap Slap? - A Follow-Up Zoom Gathering

This event takes place on 20th February 2021 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and will take place at a computer near you. It is being organised by Penny Bicknell, .

Follow on from Beth Helfter’s recent talk 'Give it a Scrap Slap' to the QGBI which was held in January.

This is an invitation to all the participants of the above talk.

Beth was a very enthusiastic speaker, with plenty of images to inspire her audience. She explained her design choices, making it very understandable for us all.

I would like to offer a challenge to those of us who felt that they too, could achieve great results with scraps. All too often I am left with a void after a great talk, particularly over zoom, without being able to discuss it with friends afterwards. By joining in with this project people would be able to go that extra step and gain something more from the excellent talk.

My suggestion is that you take a block (any block will do, but try to select one with lots of pieces) and use scraps of your favourite colours and fabrics to make it up. You could use a neutral such as black/ white/ grey or cream as a background and then let go with whatever takes your fancy from your stash.

This could be made up as a cushion, bag front, mini quilt, or perhaps you fall in love with it and make it into a full-sized bed quilt.

I would like to invite you to show your efforts at a zoom meeting on Saturday 20 February, 2021 at 4.00 pm where we can share our scrappy blocks. Please email me at so I can add you to the zoom invitation list.