I have been wandering around Pinterest. It is just full of inspiration about so many things. I was looking for stitched chickens for a YQ workshop when I found this 'Lucy Chicken'. Here is the link to a free pattern. Well, Easter is coming 🙂 Here's one that I made!
There was a lovely item on the BBC this week which I think you might enjoy. It shows what amazing things can happen when stitchy people meet on line! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/pGHxCgI6yx/ritas-quilt
Hello everyone, Heather here. Well what a different world we have just dropped into. You won't be needing your lucky exam mascot that was my last offering to you, but you will be needing lots of other things to do whilst we all suddenly have more time on our hands. I know lots of you … Continue reading We are still here!
In this tricky and uncertain period we are using our time to concentrate on some sewing! It's a great way of staying calm, keeping your mind active and also a great opportunity to make a gift for someone special. Sew Magazine have lots of free instructions and patterns you can use, follow the link below. … Continue reading A quick make for someone special…
During March we have been exploring the achievements of women stitchers from the past. Today we are fast fowarding to the present and celebrating the wonderful work of our very own talented Youngish Quilter, Livia! Livia and many more YQs are paving the way to the future keeping the craft of quilting alive and thriving. … Continue reading Meet Youngish Quilter: Livia
We hope you are enjoying our focus on the achievements of women stitchers. Today, join us for a dive into the history of banner-making about a hundred years ago, as it was used by the suffragettes in their fight to gain votes for women. The suffragettes had started to use calico banners with slogans printed … Continue reading Suffragette banners
We hope you had an empowering International women's day on Sunday. Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world! Continuing the theme from Sunday we thought we'd share an interesting project that The Guild took part in in 2018. The Quilters’ Guild supported PROCESSIONS, a mass participation artwork that marked … Continue reading Votes for Women: PROCESSIONS 2018
International Women's Day (March 8) celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. The 2020 International Women's Day theme is #EachforEqual - the campaign reminds us: Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day
I was working with a couple of students this week of Youngish Quilter age, so I ran a few ideas past them for this post. They liked the idea of a little mascot that would fit in a pocket. With exams on the horizon, a friendly face, a motivational word or two. Anyway - this … Continue reading Pocket Mascot
This month, we are focussing on sewing and well-being. Today, we shine a light on the work of Lorina Bulwer (1838-1912), a woman who, having been denied her freedom and power of expression, used her needlework to give vent to her feelings and thoughts. image by Norfolk Museums Collection Born in Suffolk, after the death … Continue reading Stitching how you feel: Lorina Bulwer