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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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!