Saturday, June 27, 2015

colourful cushions

Patchwork and quilting is getting more and more known in Greece. Lots of women love it and want to learn the techniques, especially after they have been to an exhibition. That's how I started teaching. My last group made some lovely cushions as their first project.

The traditional crafts in Greece are embroidery and crocheting. I have beautiful crocheted bedspreads my mother-in-law made and lots of embroidered doilies and runners. I think I am going to make pictures one of these days to show you! 

The last few days I was busy making house blocks for the Greek QAL (Quilt Along) which is organized by the facebook page "και στην Έλλαδα αγαπάμε το πατσουωρκ" . My next blog will be about the houses. 

I never thought that I would like teaching, but it is great to see the enthusiasm of the participants, whether they know already how to sew or have no idea about sewing. The older generation has learned basic crafts at school, the younger one, though, has no idea!!! I really think that it is a lack in education. Nowadays they teach drawing/painting and no other crafts whatsoever. 

Crafting is so relaxing, so different from e.g. a day job, and the joy you get when you have the finished product is unbelievable! 


  1. Wat leuk om zo cursus te geven!
    En wat een leuke kussens zijn het geworden.
    De kleuren worden ook heel mooi bij elkaar gezocht!

    Lieve groet,

  2. Πολύ όμορφα τα μαξιλαράκια σου Άντα μου με υπέροχα χρώματα και σχέδια!!!Φιλάκια!!!

  3. I love both the patterns and the colourful fabrics!
    All cushions are lovely!!!!
    Have a nice week, dear Ada!!!

  4. Door jou berichtje op mijn Blog kom ik nu bij jou 'langs'.
    Wat een gezellig Blog en wat leuk dat je les geeft aan de Griekse vrouwen! Ik hoop dat jullie niet te veel last zullen hebben van de problemen die er nu in Griekenland zijn, het lijkt me een onzekere tijd daar nu.


  5. wat een leuke kussens
    Groetjes uit Zweden

  6. Dearest Ada,
    You say it right; it is a lack on overall education as it does so much for a person. The satisfaction, the therapy and the joy you get out of it cannot not be achieved with anything else.
    Lovely pillows you show and I'm very happy for you enjoying your teaching others. That too is a blessing!

  7. I love the bright colours of your cushion covers