After the excitement of Festival of Quilts I just wanted to get home and sew! I find the more time I spend with quilts and other quilters, the more I want to do - it really inspires me. Hopefully you are finding some time to sew over the holidays. Today I'm sharing instructions for a … Continue reading Block – The Queen’s Favourite
Theme - Memories 5-9 1st - Beatrice Varley 2nd - Emily Martin 3rd - Rebecca Connor 10-13 1st - Nara y Nahia Sevilla 2nd - Lillia Bowsher 3rd - Eloise Fossey 14-18 1st - Kyle Long 2nd - Abigail Fossey 3rd - Hannah Arrington Primary schools/groups 1st - Shenley Brook End School … Continue reading Festival of Quilts winners 2019
A few years ago, I was the Young Quilter Officer in Scotland and during that time, I met Lucy Hope, who was probably about 9 years old. She came to a few workshops of mine with her sister Katy and indeed Alice.Roses! Recently I heard that Lucy has just graduated from Glasgow School of Art … Continue reading Look what Lucy did!
With just three and a bit weeks to the Festival of Quilts, all the folks here at Youngish Quilters have only really got one thing on our minds - quilt shows!! We have our workshops planned, our shopping lists written and a plan for all the exhibits we want to see. Although Festival of Quilts … Continue reading Visiting a quilt show
Ask the curator: behind the scenes at The Quilters Guild Heather Audin gives us some insight into The Guild’s Collection What do you enjoy most about being a curator? Being a curator is great fun! There is so much variety every day as there are lots of different elements to the role. I get to … Continue reading Ask the curator: behind the scenes at The Quilters Guild
Thursday 10.30 – 12.30 Sew a Small Decorated Basket Design the outside of your basket to create an item that is unique. It will be lined and have handles if you wish. If time, a drawstring top can be added. Gill Towell Thursday 2.00 – 4.00 Christmas Stocking Create a simply quilted Christmas stocking, … Continue reading Young Persons Programme at Festival of Quilts 2019
The Festival of Quilts 2019 YQ competition theme is ‘Memories’! The theme is inspired by The Guild’s birthday – 40 years...that's a lot of memories! The deadline is this Friday - 24th May. Don't worry you don't need to have made your quilt by then, just complete the enrty form on the Festival of Quilts website. … Continue reading DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY 24TH MAY: Festival of Quilts YQ competition: Memories
Did you enjoy our week-long Get Creative special on the blog? We hope you were inspired to flex your creative muscle, whether that was trying something new or spending a bit of extra time on one of your favourite crafts. At the every least, we hope you enjoyed reading about all the different ways we like to get … Continue reading A finished mini-quilt!
It's just a small step from loving fabric to wanting to make your own fabric - and that usually means either knitting or weaving. Weaving can require rather large equipment, but if you just want to have a go, then inkle loom weaving is fun to try out. An inkle loom is a simple wooden … Continue reading BBC Get Creative Day 8: Inkle loom weaving
This is just a quick little project when you just want to relax and sew. Nothing difficult to find, you can just do it! STUFF YOU NEED Background fabric (plain) Wadding or another fabric layer Backing Sewing machine and thread Pens Stamps and ink pad Embellishments Wool scrap HOW TO MAKE THIS Take … Continue reading BBC Get Creative DAY 7: Graffiti Doodles