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!
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
Anyone else feeling the cold? We've had hail, snow, freezing winds. So top of my to-do list are these adorable handwarmers from Rae Ann Kelly. They are super-cute, ....and super-cozy!! They're also valentine themed so perfect for today!! Click on the image to take you to her tutorial.
Contemporary Inspirations will take place from 29th January to 2nd February 2018, 10am- 4pm at The Quilters’ Guild, St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York. We’re offering FREE entry for students and young people (up to 18 years old) - please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend. This new exhibition offers an exciting chance … Continue reading FREE entry into new exhibition at The Quilters’Guild, York!
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: email@example.com 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 hope you had a lovely Christmas and best wishes for 2018. I’m not a big one for New Year’s resolutions. Mainly ‘cos I never seem to keep up with them. I say ‘them’ – I usually have just one! For many years I have resolved to finish the year with fewer UFOs than I … Continue reading Happy New Year!!
I don't know about the rest of you, but I am the kind of person who cannot just concentrate on one thing at once, and so I love to have something to listen to while I'm sewing. Right now my sewing soundtrack is Anais Mitchell's Hadestown. It's a modern retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth … Continue reading 5 Days till Christmas: Listen while you sew