Michael Thorpe is an artist pushing the boundaries of quilting! Michael, born in Massachusetts, creates quilts inspired by how he sees the world using techniques taught to him by his mother. Hear his story here: https://youtu.be/erX4OJh0AvU
A couple of years ago I made a Goth Pin/Brooch to wear at a kids sewing class I was teaching. It was quite a hit with not only the kids, but some adults too. I thought I would throw it out here. You need just a few scraps for the body roughly an inch wide … Continue reading Bonus Halloween Goth Pin!
High Hopes, 2019. Photo: Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul Today we celebrate the work of Billie Zangewa, a textile artist who was born in Malawi, raised in Botswana and resides in South Africa. Billie explores themes that are personal to her, including her identity as a Black woman, a … Continue reading Black History Month: Billie Zangewa
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!