Ask the curator: behind the scenes at The Quilters Guild Heather Audin gives us some insight into The Guild’s Collection What do you enjoy most about being a curator? Being a curator is great fun! There is so much variety every day as there are lots of different elements to the role. I get to … Continue reading Ask the curator: behind the scenes at The Quilters Guild
Thursday 10.30 – 12.30 Sew a Small Decorated Basket Design the outside of your basket to create an item that is unique. It will be lined and have handles if you wish. If time, a drawstring top can be added. Gill Towell Thursday 2.00 – 4.00 Christmas Stocking Create a simply quilted Christmas stocking, … Continue reading Young Persons Programme at Festival of Quilts 2019
The Festival of Quilts 2019 YQ competition theme is ‘Memories’! The theme is inspired by The Guild’s birthday – 40 years...that's a lot of memories! The deadline is this Friday - 24th May. Don't worry you don't need to have made your quilt by then, just complete the enrty form on the Festival of Quilts website. … Continue reading DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY 24TH MAY: Festival of Quilts YQ competition: Memories
Did you enjoy our week-long Get Creative special on the blog? We hope you were inspired to flex your creative muscle, whether that was trying something new or spending a bit of extra time on one of your favourite crafts. At the every least, we hope you enjoyed reading about all the different ways we like to get … Continue reading A finished mini-quilt!
It's just a small step from loving fabric to wanting to make your own fabric - and that usually means either knitting or weaving. Weaving can require rather large equipment, but if you just want to have a go, then inkle loom weaving is fun to try out. An inkle loom is a simple wooden … Continue reading BBC Get Creative Day 8: Inkle loom weaving
This is just a quick little project when you just want to relax and sew. Nothing difficult to find, you can just do it! STUFF YOU NEED Background fabric (plain) Wadding or another fabric layer Backing Sewing machine and thread Pens Stamps and ink pad Embellishments Wool scrap HOW TO MAKE THIS Take … Continue reading BBC Get Creative DAY 7: Graffiti Doodles
Many quilters and textile artists end up with many, many, more scraps than they know what to do with. If you have a big bag of scraps, here’s an idea for using up some of them by making your own ‘scrap art’ – and if you don’t have a load of scraps, then I’m … Continue reading Get Creative DAY 6: Scrap Art
Today we're looking at a different form of creativity - ceramics! I recently visited the ceramics cafe 'Bish Bash Pot' in York and had so much fun painting a plate. It was a relaxing experience and really gave me the opportuntiy to think about design, pattern and colours. And also just to mess around and … Continue reading BBC Get Creative Day 5: Ceramics Cafe
Are you one of those people who can't draw to save their lives? Me too! But then I had a go and it turns out, it's not actually all that hard. Apparently the skill of sketching is not part of art degrees anymore, which seems a shame as it is so useful. It can be … Continue reading BBC Get Creative Day 4: Make a sketch!
Young Quilters is very lucky to be supported by the fabulous publisher Search Press who very kindly donate us books. To celebrate Get Creative we are giving away the inspirational book ‘Small Art Quilts’ by Deborah O’Hare. Any YQ member can enter - just email your name and membership number to firstname.lastname@example.org 📚 the deadline is … Continue reading BBC Get Creative Day 3: Prize-draw!