It's completely free, no cost! Join today by clicking here: https://quiltersguild.org.uk/members/subscribe If you are between 5 and 18 and enjoy sewing, dyeing, fabric painting or any kind of stitching, Young Quilters is for you. Young Quilters is all about having fun and being creative with sewing and textiles. New members will receive a digital welcome … Continue reading Free YQ membership for 5 to 18 year olds!
With 'MEND' as our theme, I thought I would share some of my mending with you. I have enjoyed the process of mending things far more since a few years ago I heard about 'visible mending'. My friend showed me a mend on her woollen winter coat. The coat was red, the mend was green! … Continue reading A Few Mends of Mine
I first learnt about the Heidi Parkes when I attended the 2018 Modern Quilters Guild QuiltCon event in California (I know – so lucky!). There were many speakers there who were new to me and Heidi Parkes was one of them. As soon as I heard about our summer MEND theme here at Youngish Quilters … Continue reading MEND Inspiration – Heidi Parkes
The Summer months here at Youngish Quilters are going to be all about mending. After the awful impacts of the pandemic which has now lasted for a year and a half, we all have a lot of mending to do: emotionally, physically, in terms of our mental health, our relationships, our education, our health system, … Continue reading Introducing our Summer theme: Mend!
Fancy making this gorgeous quilt? During July Vlieseline are hosting an exciting quilt-a-long and you can take part! The quilt was designed using Vlieseline's Quilters Grid product and they have kindly donated some for you to use. So any YQ members or YQ volunteers who would like some, send us a message and we'll post … Continue reading Vlieseline’s Quilt-A-Long
This weekend Search Press book publishers are hosting a Spring festival with lots of wonderful craft tutorials, projects and demos. It's completely free to attend! It's on Saturday 1st - Monday 3rd May 10am - 4.30pm on the Search Press Facebook page. Click here Thank you to Search Press - they sponsor our YQ book … Continue reading Search Press Spring Festival
Create & Sustain (@create.and.sustain on Instagram) is a non-profit organisation 'dedicated to shifting environmental change with our collective voice in the quilting, home sewing, and craft industries'. They have been very active with live events recently and have done really interesting take-overs, such as by Zak Foster who makes burial quilts (@zakfoster.quilts) and ChiChi Nwizu … Continue reading Some cool quilty links …
Al Janoub Stadium, Zaha Hadid Architects The fluid lines in Zaha Hadid's architectural designs seem to lend themselves so well to a quilting project! In this week's project, therefore, the star of the show will be curving lines. There are two different designs you can try your hand at: one inspired by the Al Janoub … Continue reading New Year, New Inspiration – the Zaha Hadid project
We hope you have been inspired by our selection of inspirational female artists so far. We have chosen quite a range of artists: a painter, embroiderer, sculptor, collage artist, and, this week, an architect: Zaha Hadid. Zaha Hadid photographed by Mary McCartney British-Iraqi Dame Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) was a key figure in late 20th century … Continue reading New Year, New Inspirations – Zaha Hadid
This week we are making Frida Kahlo inspired key rings so you carry around with you the strength, courage and creativity of Frida every day 😊 All you will need is: colourful feltembroidery threadsneedlekey ring chainscissorsstuffing (or cotton wool) 1. Cut out two skull shapes with felt (mine are 3x4in). Make sure they match - … Continue reading New Year, New Inspiration – The Frida Kahlo Project
Frida Kahlo, with cacti. Photo: Nickolas Muray Photo Archives/Frida in Front of the Cactus Fence, San Angel, 1938 This week we are taking a look into the life of a very well known artist. It was September 2018 when I became inspired by Frida Kahlo’s life and work after visiting the Making Her Self Up exhibition … Continue reading New Year, New Inspiration – Frida Kahlo