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!
This time I am showing you a similar star to last time, but this time, no measuring at all. You will just use scraps and a pair of scissors. I really like this way of working, it makes a real change. I have filmed myself making this block. Sometimes it is easier to watch someone … Continue reading Really Liberated Little Star
For the next three months we are going to show you how to make some easy and improvised star blocks. When you have made a few I will show you how to make a cushion or two for your bedroom, or are you off to Uni? They would be a great way to personalise your … Continue reading Star Sew Along
I know it's that time of year when school work gets pretty full on, but I thought it could be a good moment to encourage you to take a little time to try some 'slow stitching' and de stress. Recently I have been very inspired by Heidi at @Honeyfolkclothing. She is a forager and natural … Continue reading Round and Round and Round
Here’s a fun idea for all you bookworms out there! Quilt artist Margaret Fleisher set herself a 100 day challenge of making quilt blocks to match books, and the result were amazing! https://www.instagram.com/p/CC8WXQVHAXp/?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.instagram.com/p/CAKzcldHrtg/?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.instagram.com/p/B_kHL7KHoSb/?utm_medium=copy_link We’d love to encourage you to have a go at something similar, so we had a go ourselves and we’d … Continue reading Book Blocks
Its February, so here is a cute little project for Valentines Day. It is quick to make and involves something sweet to eat. Whats not to like? Don't panic, it is just a bit bigger than the sweet! This photo looks enormous. As with every project, read everything before you start . You Will Need: … Continue reading Valentines Day is on the way
I can't believe how close we are to Christmas! It's been a weird (and not particularly wonderful) couple of years and that can affect how many of us feel about the festive season. It's got me thinking about some of my memories of past Christmases - and I've realised how many of those are linked … Continue reading Crafting Christmas Memories
Depending on how the Omicron variant of the coronavirus will develop (sigh …), here are some ideas for places to visit to get some quilty inspiration whilst schools are closed: Image by The Bowes Museum https://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/Exhibitions/2021/North-Country-Quilts-In-Celebration-of-New-Acquisitions The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle (yes, that Barnard Castle …) is a lovely small museum of arts and … Continue reading Exhibitions to visit in the holidays
Almost exactly a year ago (in the 2020 Christmas blog posts) I shared three things which had inspired me – something to read, something to watch and something to make. I’m sharing the same again this year, so whether you’ve got 10 minutes, an hour, or a whole evening free, hopefully there’s something here to … Continue reading Read, Watch, Make – 2021
The amazing thing about this project is that is 'no stitch', but looks like patchwork! I first saw one of these when I was lucky enough to win one in a Quilters Guild tombola. I made it my business to find out how it was made and today I am giving you a link to … Continue reading NO STITCH DECORATION
For the next three weeks, until 'the Big Day', there will be two items a week to hopefully spark your interest. The first post is a project - 'IMPROV CHRISTMAS TREE BLOCK'. This is a great technique and some have found it a bit addictive. Me for instance!! As you can see, it makes a … Continue reading CHRISTMAS IS COMING!