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
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.
When the rest of your family is rushing into town to spend their Christmas money, you know what's really important. Grab some hot chocolate. Settle yourself down at your laptop, and hit the Boxing Day sales quilter's style! Fabric shops join in with Boxing Day sales too, and you can get some great fabric at … Continue reading 7 days till Christmas: Boxing Day Sales!
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
Here is a nice thing to do with leftover bits of fabric: patchwork decorations. As you can see, they don't even need to be Christmas fabrics in order to create a Christmassy feel! I chose to make stars, but you could also make little Christmas trees out of triangles. Or, if you enjoy appliqué, the … Continue reading 19 days till Christmas: Patchwork decorations
When I first started patchworking and quilting, I wanted to make small simple projects which could be ‘useful’ around the house, like cushions. The trouble was, I could just about thread a needle, but not much else. I had a vague notion that cushion covers should be removable, so that you could wash them, but … Continue reading ‘Fly by the seat of your pants’ cushions