About us

This is the start of a new adventure for Joan and myself, an exciting new patchwork and quilting shop called Dotty Dolly. We are based in Wellington, Somerset, at 13 Fore Street (opposite the Nat West). You can contact us on 01823 660879.

We are easy to get to from junction 26 on the M5 - come and see us if you are passing by.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Classes and workshops

We are now up and running with the classes and workshops.  Our first was log cabin with Anne Baxter which went really well, everybody was happy with what they achieved.  Joan is now running a class on Thursday morning and they all came back the following week so another success. I have held my first workshop which I think went well - I had a lovely group which consisted of Linda and Rose who sounded just like Les Dawson and Roy Barraclough (without the huge boobs) and were entertaining.  Everybody produced lovely work  - Julie a gorgeous patchwork cushion, Lyn finished her batteberg quilt, Linda a stunning cushion of her own design and Rose a chicken cushion with bags of character.   Next time I will take a camera as it would have been nice to have pictures of the day although I hope that everyone will bring their completed work into the shop.

We had had to get another shelf unit for the shop as we are running out of room, Joan rang today to say that we have had another two boxes delivered and wasn't sure what to do with it -not panicking at the moment as we need plenty of stock for the quilting show at Westpoint which is at the end of March.  So if you can't get into the shop next week you know why.

Just one of the pictures taken by Peter

Last Saturday Peter Duce and his wife visited the shop, Peter is a photographer and he has taken some really nice photos of the shop and is happy to work with us to take more which is brilliant.  We are also making his wife a quilt, our first commission so things just get better.  The picture of the shop is much clearer and he has also managed to get rid of the 'For Sale' sign leading to some cottages behind us so this should stop people thinking we are already selling up (hopefully).  Trying to put the photo on the blog but can't work out how to open it!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Joan and Debby. Congratulations! I am so happy for you both for starting the shop:)

    Lots of good wishes from Norway.