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Sick of Covid-19, I think we all are, I know I am too, time to look to the future and the pleasure of sewing. I have been asked to add a block to a blog hop. Not fully sure what it entails so I am for the most part winging it. The block size required…

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Many of you will know or will have heard of, Abbieanne Patchwork and Design. She’s a wonderful character, full of exuberance and a joy to be around so when I happened to be on holiday in Cornwall this summer I thought I’d call in and see her famous ‘Therapy Cupboard’. Abbieanne’s Therapy Cupboard Abbie is oft…

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I’ve been designing a new sampler quilt recently for people that would like to expand their knowledge as a follow on from my beginner’s quilt workshops. Incorporating lots of different techniques in the blocks, I’m planning on running this on a monthly basis and I was thinking that perhaps creating a Quilt Block Keeper Bag…

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“Bright, summer fabric packs to review .. I have two to send out. Who is interested please!” said Sylvia.  “Me”, I said and then the wait began.  Actually, I’d forgotten about it  until I came home from a stressful day at work to find a small packet posted through the door.  It wasn’t until I…

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Makower have launched yet another fantastic fabric range called Spring. Makower were good enough to send samples of this latest fabric range to UKQU, and the wonderful people at UKQU sent some to me to review. One of their latest ranges called Spring, consists of 20 fabrics plus a panel.  I received a sample of…

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Not one to shirk at a challenge I thought a song title quilt would be an interesting one. Esp in the lead up to one of my fav times of year. So I accepted Sylvias call out to the bloggeratti. Excitement mounted as I waited for my title. It plummeted to below ground when I…

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How lucky were we this last Bank Holiday with not one but two local quilt shows within a half hour drive? A bonus that one was on Friday and Saturday and the other on Sunday and Monday! It couldn’t have been planned better if they had organised the days between themselves. Friday Show First show…

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When I first started to learn P&Q my teacher at the time, who was not the ‘usual’ P&Q teacher I now realise, did recommend labelling your quilts and I have to say I agree with her. (Thanks, Barbara for getting me started!) ‘Why?’ You may ask. Firstly, it records who made the quilt. ‘But I…

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Well, as most of my informative years were in the 80s I couldn’t help but think of this when hearing about the challenge for the Ice Quilt Sew-a-Row, designing a quilt for the UKQU website. You can read the full story of the Ice and Fire quilts in October’s issue of British Patchwork and Quilting…

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Hi, I’m Devi and have been invited to contribute a blog or tutorial. This blog/tutorial first appeared on my website at the end of last year and may have been seen by a few of you already.  Since writing it people with far more experience of quilting that I have told me that the method…

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Miranda Rowlands Quilt “Celebration: Nigeria meets Australia in a burst of Colour” winner of  the first ever Quilt Africa Fabrics Challenge. Since it was introduced to the shores of Africa in 1846 by the Dutch, African prints have come to represent the culture, history, tradition and way of life of not just one group of…

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Welcome back, and thank you once again for taking time to read my blog, this time I’m writing this with love and laughter in my heart but with tears in my eyes. There have been many studies showing that patchwork and quilting is a fabulous hobby for relieving stress, and it proves that it can…