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!
We're coming towards the end of the summer as well as our theme MEND which we've really enjoyed exploring with you! Let us know what you've enjoyed? Today we're sharing a couple of links with you from the magazine Selvedge. The magazine have also been exploring the theme Mend and they have some interesting articles … Continue reading Mend – some inspiring and interesting articles to get you thinking!
As part of our Summer theme of 'Mend', today's post highlights a project that might keep you occupied if the remaining weeks of the Summer holiday don't turn out to be all that sunny. Rachel's post 'Mending for the Soul' discussed the positive benefits sewing can have for mental health and to calm anxiety. If, … Continue reading The Loving Earth Project
When the theme of mending was decided by the team a while back, I knew straight away that I wanted to share my journey of using sewing to help mend and sustain my mental wellbeing over the past couple of years. It's definitely been a tough year for us all and I think even the … Continue reading MENDING FOR THE SOUL
Here at Youngish Quilters we're focussing on the theme Mend. Over the summer we're going to explore this theme in all sorts of different ways. Today we have a wonderful sewing tutorial to share with you. Have a go at making a Snack Pouch, taught by Gill Towell. Sewing is a fantastic way of improving … Continue reading New Young Quilter video workshop!
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 …