It's World Book Day today! In honour of this event, I will share one of my latest obsessions: wonderfully illustrated (children's) books. There are some gob-smackingly gorgeous ones out there, and here are some of my favourites. I find them very inspirational in terms of colour, blocking and lines - I am thinking of copying … Continue reading World Book Day
I'm just going to geek out completely for a minute and tell you about my favourite Christmas present. I'd been eyeing up this book, Wild Colour by Jenny Dean, for a while; it was being reprinted at the time when I wanted to buy it, which, although I had to practise patience for a while, … Continue reading Wild Colour
Laura - A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about how and why I applied for the Guild's Amy Emms bursary. Here, I tell a bit about what I am doing with the bursary. The bursary is awarded to a Guild member to 'further their knowledge of, or skills in, the traditional art of … Continue reading Amy Emms bursary – continued
Laura - I'm not entering a quilt for the Festival this year as I sadly ran out of time, so I thought I would talk about my entry for last year. I decided to enter a quilt for the Quilters' Guild challenge on the theme of 'Free'. Every year there is a theme and only … Continue reading My FoQ quilt
The In the Spotlight gallery usually appears at Festival of Quilts in alternate years. The gallery is organised by the Quilters' Guild and a quilter from each region is selected to produce a quilt for display. This year the gallery will be showcasing work by Young Quilters which is really exciting. I thought it might … Continue reading FOQ – In the Spotlight
Did you know the Quilters' Guild makes several bursaries available to its members? This is a great bonus of membership! There is a bursary to help with travel costs, an award especially for novice quilters and another one for Textiles students. They are not difficult to apply for - why not think what you could … Continue reading Guild bursaries
Laura - I was lucky enough to be awarded the Amy Emms bursary at this year's Quilters' Guild AGM. I thought it might be interesting to tell you a little about how I got here (I think ...) and about what I'm doing with the bursary. Any member of the Quilters' Guild can apply for … Continue reading Amy Emms bursary
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. email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!