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. 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
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 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
If you don't fancy all that pine needle mess when the tree is taken out after Christmas, or need multiple trees to Christmasify your house, how about a fabric alternative? One option, as above, is simply to decorate a tree-like structure with bunting or patchwork quilted stars. If you're not that fussed about it being … Continue reading 18 days till Christmas: Alternative Christmas tree
Do you write a big, long list of presents you'd love for Christmas - or do you find it really hard to think of things you would like? If your nearest and dearest are asking for ideas, why not get a quilter's present list together? Christmas can be a great time to get all those … Continue reading 21 days till Christmas: All I want for Christmas…
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'.