During Black History Month we are showcasing the work of amazing black quilters and artists and today we would like to introduce you to three textile artists who focus on portraiture. Maggie Scott is a British textile artist who uses felted re-interpretations of photographic images that often explore the politics of representation and the tensions … Continue reading Black History Month: Portraiture
Jahnavi Inniss graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2020 with a BA Graphic Communication Design, and her final project was a quilt! 'Black British History Quilt' was made to challenge existing ideas about the presence of Black people in British History. The quilt is made up of bold colourful blocks that have been appliquéd with … Continue reading Black History Month – Jahnavi Inniss
It goes without saying that we quilters love fabrics! Fabric manufacturers are constantly developing new prints and colour combinations to entice us to buy yet a few more fat quarters, despite the stash of fabrics already at home. Today we're going to take a look at West-African fabrics, starting with wax prints. These are primarily … Continue reading Black History Month: West-African fabrics
I was lucky enough to attend a lecture by Latifah Saafir at QuiltCon (the Modern Quilt Guild's annual quilt and show conference) in 2018 and have been following her work on social media ever since. During Black History Month we are showcasing the work of amazing black quilters and artists here on the Youngish Quilter … Continue reading Black History Month: Latifah Saafir
Black History Month was originally created by a group of black students in the 1970s in the USA (where BHM is held in February). It was first celebrated in the UK in 1987 and has taken place every year since, each October. The annual event celebrates and commemorates the achievements of Black people over many … Continue reading Black History Month
Hi - it's Sarah H here. I have very, very, nearly finished my quilt from the sew-along. I have about half the binding to sew down - and I might go back and do a bit more quilting - but I am so nearly there. I really enjoyed the sew-along - it encouraged me to … Continue reading Youngish Quilters Sew-along: How’s it going part 4
I thought you might be interested to hear that one of our 'Block of the Week' posts helped Region 14 when they held a Zoom meeting in July. This was so that everyone who wanted to could get together to make blocks for a charity - and to see each other, have a chat as … Continue reading Lots of Friendship Blocks!
Hello there! It’s Rachel here. I can’t believe we are approaching autumn and the nights are starting to draw in. I’m missing summer already, but autumn and winter have to be the best months for quilting. In my opinion, there’s nothing more cosy than binding a quilt in front of the TV with a hot … Continue reading Youngish Quilter 2020 Sew-Along: How is it going?- Part 3
Hi everyone, Sarah I here! Hope you enjoyed hearing from Laura last week, I am super impressed by her finished quilt - absolutely beautiful! So you may be like me, a little behind with the Sew-Along...but that's ok! There is plenty of time to finish so don't worry, all the instructions are still here and … Continue reading Youngish Quilter 2020 Sew-Along: How is it going? – Part 2
Hello, we've been a little quiet on the Sew-Along front after posting the final set of instructions, probably because we were all a bit knackered from keeping up with our posting schedule! If you haven't yet finished your quilt, or indeed would like to start, all the relevant posts are tagged as BOW Sew-Along 2020. … Continue reading Youngish Quilter 2020 Sew-Along: How is it going?