The amazing company Lewis and Irene have kindly donated fabric to Youngish Quilters! For your chance of winning a fat quarter of these beautiful fabrics from their 'Island girl' collection, simply send us an email including your name and membership number. firstname.lastname@example.org We'd love to hear what you would make...summer's on it's way! Why don't … Continue reading Summer is on it’s way…thanks to Lewis and Irene!
The Whitworth Gallery in Manchester is currently still showcasing the work of Barbara Brown, a major designer for Heal Fabrics in the 1960s and 70s. She had originally wanted to be a sculptor, but because she was a woman, her tutors at art college encouraged her to get into fabric design instead. Her incredible graphic … Continue reading Last chance to see: Barbara Brown fabric design
Contemporary Inspirations will take place from 29th January to 2nd February 2018, 10am- 4pm at The Quilters’ Guild, St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York. We’re offering FREE entry for students and young people (up to 18 years old) - please email email@example.com if you would like to attend. This new exhibition offers an exciting chance … Continue reading FREE entry into new exhibition at The Quilters’Guild, York!
Book publisher SearchPress are giving away a copy of the wonderful book 'The Textile Artist: From Art to Stitch' by by Janet Edmonds. Don't miss out on this fab freebie...all the need to do is email: firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name and membership number. The winner will be contacted on the 14th February! If you're not … Continue reading Fantastic freebie!…win a copy of ‘The Textile Artist: From Art to Stitch’ by Janet Edmonds.
I've been scrolling through Instagram, and thought I'd share some of my favourite finds with you! https://instagram.com/p/Bcm2UuElk0N/ https://instagram.com/p/BcnX9-fHW1x/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc0NLcvHlJO/?tagged=christmasquilt https://instagram.com/p/Bcpjj_vBVqX/ https://instagram.com/p/Bc0_nTDFoex/ https://instagram.com/p/Bcz_kcsgyd4/
I love visiting museums and art galleries. They're full of fantastic stuff and we are so incredibly lucky in Britain that many museums are free to visit. The spate of free time over the Christmas holidays is a perfect opportunity to pop into your local gallery, or indeed to travel further afield to make a … Continue reading 12 days till Christmas: Visit a museum or art gallery
Young people want to make the world a better place, right? What if you could do so with your crafting skills? Check out the inspiring Craftivist Collective for ideas, projects and success stories relating to 'gentle protest'.
Want to find out more about the amazing quilters of Gee's Bend featured in this week's article? Check out http://www.soulsgrowndeep.org for more information and amazing photographs.
Gee’s Bend is a small, isolated, rural community in Alabama in the United States, which at the start of the 20th century was mostly populated by the descendants of slaves. By definition, they were very impoverished, but their lives became especially hard during the recession of the 1930s. The families had been forced to borrow … Continue reading The quilters of Gee’s Bend
We are lucky to have a guest on our blog this week...Jade from The Great British Sewing Bee! Read on to learn what it was like to be part of this fantastic competition! My time on the sewing bee was truly amazing and I would do it all again. I will admit being under … Continue reading The Girl with the Bright Red Hair