Happy National Pet Day! Make sure you give your furry friends some extra cuddles today...I’m sure you’ll all agree they make the perfect sewing companions - even if they do distract us and sit on our quilts! 🙂 On this special day, we thought we'd share this cat quilting project with you from Sew Mag! https://www.sewmag.co.uk/free-sewing-patterns/cat-block-quilt
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
Last week saw QuiltCon take place in Nashville, Tennessee. QuiltCon is organised by The Modern Quilt Guild in the United States - and they claim it is the largest modern quilt show of its kind. The show includes quilts, workshops and lectures and brings together modern quilters from all around the world. I was lucky … Continue reading Modern Quilts in the USA
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
Would you like to take part in our next competition? The YQ AGM Challenge is open to all Young Quilters aged 5 to 18 years old. The 2019 YQ AGM Challenge theme is 'Magical Adventures'. This theme is inspired by Region 10 where the AGM will take place in Nottingham. Region 10 has a history … Continue reading Magical Adventures
Of course many of us make personal resolutions for the new year but what about making a quilting resolution? Why not set a creative goal for yourself this year? Finish that project you've been meaning to complete or learn something new! We'd love to hear your resolutions, leave us a comment below telling us what … Continue reading Happy New Year!
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!
I'm one of those people who responds really strongly to colour. I love bright colours, the brighter the better, mostly! Pink and orange is my favourite colour combination, and subtlety is not really in my palette. However, it has been such a beautiful autumn so far, and I can't help but be drawn to some … Continue reading Colour
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