27 February, 2011

Octagon Quilters complete Japanese Hoko Bag Workshop with Brenda of Clew Bay Quilting

Octagon Quilters Westport,
On Tuesday the 15th Feb. at Hotel Westport, 14 members of the Octagon Quilters were given a lovely workshop by Brenda Maloney on how to make the Hoko Bag. Hoko, meaning other, is made with two main fabrics and is very quick to construct. The adding of fabric flowers gives it a lovely summer appeal. Brenda is also a member of the Octagon Quilters and runs the Clewbay Quilters Studio from her home at Gloshpatrick Westport (http://www.clewbayquilting.com/), where all the beautiful Chinese fabrics were purchased to make those lovely Bags.

by Octagon Quilters Chairperson,
Mary Madden.
(The pattern for the Hoko bags shown above is from "Easy Japanese Quilt Style" by Julia Davis and Anne Muxworthy (10 stylish but simple projects inspired by Japanese Fabrics). Other patterns in the book are for dolls, quilts, wall-hangings and sewing accessories.)

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