Tag: quilts

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I was counting down the days to half term.  For me, that’s a week off work where I can concentrate on being creative.  I had two quilts lined up for finishing as well as a crochet blanket to design and make.  I couldn’t wait. Saturday morning dawned and a friend said that Ancestry.com was having free…

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Each year I review what I have managed to achieve in the past year, and then I make my New Year Resolutions, and also list the things that I would like to achieve in the coming year. It is around the end of the year that I do this, just to give me more time…

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This November I went to the Houston Quilt Festival. This was my first time ever! I had a total of 4 quilts in the show, can you imagine? I arrived on Wednesday late in the afternoon, but decided to go to Preview night right away. As I had a registered show pass I could walk…

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Did you know that the American Museum in Bath has visiting quilting groups to take part in quilting bees in the quilt exhibition room throughout March to October, once a week on a Tuesday? Rose of Sharon applique Tuesday August 21st I travelled to Bath with 3 other members, Julia,  Lin and Karen from the…

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Featured Image – ‘Generations’ by Matilda Ward. Festival of Quilts is the biggest quilt shows in Europe, as I’m sure you know. For those of you who have never been, or just couldn’t make it, I thought I’d show you some of the amazing quilts that are on display. I’m saving the winners for the…

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Parkham Patchers Quilting Group are holding a Patchwork and Craft Exhibition at Parkham Methodist Chapel, Parkham, Devon EX39 5PG, Friday 6th July and Saturday 7th July from 10am – 5pm, and on Sunday 8th July 12pm – 4pm. Parkham Patchers Quilting Group has been in existence for over 20 years, and members have come and…

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Feeling fruity? We love this vibrant little number by Lynne Goldsworth taken from her new 2018 range. Download this fun design by clicking the link below. Download Fruity Friends Here
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Hi everyone, welcome back By the time you read this the inaugural UK Handi Quilter Academy, which I was lucky enough to attend, will be over and everyone will be back home, I thought you might like to hear about what we got up to. It took place in Bristol at the Aztec Hotel and…

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Did you ever have an idea for a quilt pop into your mind with such vividness and detail that you could almost touch it? What did you do? Did you . . . think “that’s nice” and go on about your day? sketch it out on a napkin that later got thrown away? head directly…

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This beautiful piece is part of the new 2018 Lynne Goldsworthy collection. Be one of the first to try out this new geometric design. Use the download link below for more details. Download Katie Jane Design
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Every so often I come through the door at the end of a busy day to find a little parcel quietly waiting on the worktop for me.   Sometime’s there is just a number and a postcode on the parcels, sometimes a little address sticker, but often there will be pretty postcard announcing who has sent…

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Today I took Sarah, a non-quilter (yes I confess she was) along to the new Grosvenor Show in Newark to see what this brand new Exhibition had to offer. We had thought about whether it was worth a day out of the office [as a quilter I didn’t need a second asking of course] but…