I was lucky enough to attend a lecture by Latifah Saafir at QuiltCon (the Modern Quilt Guild's annual quilt and show conference) in 2018 and have been following her work on social media ever since. During Black History Month we are showcasing the work of amazing black quilters and artists here on the Youngish Quilter … Continue reading Black History Month: Latifah Saafir
Hi - it's Sarah H here. I have very, very, nearly finished my quilt from the sew-along. I have about half the binding to sew down - and I might go back and do a bit more quilting - but I am so nearly there. I really enjoyed the sew-along - it encouraged me to … Continue reading Youngish Quilters Sew-along: How’s it going part 4
Even though the Festival of Quilts cannot go ahead this year, the competitions can! Take part in an exciting virtual competition, the theme for the Young Quilter/Embroiderer category is ‘Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Rethink’. Judging will take place remotely from photographs. The age categories are 5-9, 10–13 and 14–18 yrs. 1st Prize in each age group … Continue reading Festival of Quilts Virtual Competition
Hello again! The weeks are really flying and by now you should have accumulated a stack of amazing quilt blocks. I keep laying mine out on the floor to see what they look like together. I have to say, I’m really loving the way it looks right now and it’s been lovely seeing everyone’s blocks … Continue reading Youngish Quilters 2020 Sew-along – Making the flying geese block
Hi everyone! So we are already on our second block of the week and I for one am really enjoying the challenge so far. The friendship star is one of my favourite blocks so I couldn’t wait to get started. I kept to my cheery springtime theme and selected a bold yellow fabric and flower … Continue reading Youngish Quilter 2020 Sew-Along – Making the Friendship Star
Happy Friday! Do you have some fabrics picked out for our Sew-along? We’re all very excited here at Youngish Quilters as it’s time for the first block. We’re starting with Beggar’s Block. Like many traditional blocks (this one has been around for more than a century) it has other names - it is also known … Continue reading Youngish Quilter 2020 Sew-along – Block 1 – Beggar’s Block
Towards the end of Clare Hunter's social history of sewing, Threads of Life, she describes a guest writer visiting her creative writing group. The group members go around the group introducing themselves and their projects. Clare describes the writer's reaction when it is her turn: 'I tell him I am writing a book about the … Continue reading Book Review: Threads of Life by Clare Hunter
Welcome to the Youngish Quilters 2020 Block of the Week Sew-along!! Over the next fourteen weeks we’ll be posting instructions to make a 12-block sampler quilt. This is a great way of building your skills in patchwork, quilting and applique and hopefully a lot of fun too!! How does the Sew-along work? Every Friday we … Continue reading Youngish Quilter 2020 Sew-Along – Welcome!
Hello everyone, Heather here. Well what a different world we have just dropped into. You won't be needing your lucky exam mascot that was my last offering to you, but you will be needing lots of other things to do whilst we all suddenly have more time on our hands. I know lots of you … Continue reading We are still here!
In this tricky and uncertain period we are using our time to concentrate on some sewing! It's a great way of staying calm, keeping your mind active and also a great opportunity to make a gift for someone special. Sew Magazine have lots of free instructions and patterns you can use, follow the link below. … Continue reading A quick make for someone special…