London MQG Workshop with Lucie Summers

I travelled to beautiful Suffolk on Sunday for a workshop with Lucie Summers, who kindly hosted a screenprinting workshop for the London Modern Quilt Guild. I have admired Lucie’s work for a long time now, and own a little bit of the Avenue print which I have hoarded since 2008!  The weather was terrible (driving rain), so I did have a what-have-I-got-myself-into moment on the 80-mile journey but was immediately made welcome by Lucie and the other MQG members.

Lucie screenprints her fabric in her studio, which is a beautiful light-filled space.

The stunning improv quilt (and Summersville yardage!)

Isn’t it deliciously colourful?

Lucie ran through how to make the screens – a much simpler process than I had expected! She then demonstrated how to make one, before we all got stuck in.

Guild members busy making their screenprinted quilt labels.

Screenprinting patterns.

We took over most of the available floor and table space! After lunch and some more screenprinting, we looked at the award-winning ‘Portholes’ quilt made by Lucie and her mother.

The free machine quilting is stunning.

Lucie’s portholes technique, with her screenprinted fabrics.

This wall in the studio is packed with colourful inspiring pieces.

We had a wonderful day and learned so much!


  1. May 1, 2012 / 4:06 pm

    You got some great photos of the day. Wish I had taken my camera now!

    • May 3, 2012 / 9:03 am

      Thanks, I took loads more but didn’t want to overdo it!

    • May 3, 2012 / 9:04 am

      It was great – are you based near London at all? You should come!

  2. May 4, 2012 / 7:56 am

    Your photos of the studio and workshop are gorgeous! I feel like I was there (and it makes me even more excited about BEING there soon!)

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