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
If you want something beautiful, spectacular, colourful and starry to look at, check out the Hubble Space Telescope advent calendar .... Woah. Plenty of inspiration for colour palettes here!
It's exactly 6 weeks to Christmas today! To celebrate we are giving away a festive freebie to prepare you in the run up to Christmas! Search Press book publisher have kindly given us the book below for one of our YQs to enjoy. To enter, please email your name and membership number to email@example.com The … Continue reading 6 weeks to Christmas! Festive freebie…enter now
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
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
Today's instalment of the Festival of Quilts warm up Instagram challenge comes courtesy of Laura. The topic is My fabric stash. Laura - Surely it is a prerequisite for a quilter to love fabric? I'm no exception! I think my love of fabric started when I was a kid. My mum used to make many of … Continue reading FOQ Challenge – My fabric stash
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