Author: Sheena Roberts

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Home from Festival of Quilts and the airwaves are positively humming! There are lots of topics of conversation, but the one that has leapt out at me is the thorny issue of Categories. I thought I could write about this – a bit about the why and a bit about the category definitions, and what…

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Have you ever made a Vision Board?  I paid good money to go on a workshop for one and most of the time was spent sat on the floor with our eyes closed, being told to picture what we wanted to achieve in our lives.  We then had to find pictures in magazines to match…

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I have been amazingly fortunate to have had the role of Festival of Quilts Officer for the last couple of years. This is a Quilters’ Guild officer role and the job is ….. drum roll please …… to look after Quilters’ Guild people and exhibits at Festival of Quilts. Festival of Quilts is Europe’s leading…

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Just before Christmas, I started writing this particular blog. This is how it went ….. Having a busy, busy day. I have been working on a bit of a wonky log cabin. It started off as a jelly roll, had some extra fabrics added to it, but then got cut into decidedly off-centre squares with…

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Last month I attended a fabulous talk on the differences between Modern and Contemporary Quilts given by the amazing Linda Seward.  This really struck a chord with me because for some time now I have been offering courses, workshops and talks in this general area, though I focus on an aspect known as Modern Traditionalism…

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I didn’t realise that there was going to be a Part 2 to this, but there you go – sometimes these things creep up on you. As I have said before, I am such an amazingly fortunate person to be earning my living teaching patchwork and quilting. One of the things that I love best…

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Such excitement – a little parcel dropped through the letter box a few days ago. I couldn’t recall ordering anything so, like a child on Christmas Day, the envelope was soon removed. Out fell the Colonial Mat Smoother. This had been sent to UKQU from EQS, and thence to me, with a request to review…

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Just going to put it out there straight away, this is not about double sided quilts, this is about being a bit creative – especially when you haven’t got enough fabric for your backing! Storm over an Amish Sea Once upon a time, when the world and I were young (and dinosaurs roamed the earth!)…

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I am such an amazingly fortunate person. I earn my living teaching patchwork and quilting in face-to-face weekly classes and in weekend workshops. I also present talks and workshops to quilt and other groups. In short, I am a bit of a quilting tart – I will go anywhere to share this passion of mine!…