Hello there! This weekend, the fabulous Youngish quilters crew will be at The Knitting and Stitching show in Harrogate. We will be running workshops, exhibiting the winning quilts from festival as well as having lots of our own quilts for you to peruse and handle. The show is really inspirational and full of wonderful textile … Continue reading Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show
Yeah! It's almost Christmas the most wonderful time of the year! I always try to make unique gifts for my friends and they really appreciate the love and time that goes into handmade presents. This year I have made fabric Christmas crackers. They are so simple to make,can be used year after year and make … Continue reading Christmas Crackers
Well we are well and truly into autumn, nearly winter, which is my favourite time of year. I love to walk with my dogs through the fallen leaves and better still, hunker down in the evenings with some sewing. I have designed these little coasters to add to the cosiness and of course to put … Continue reading Cosy Mug Coaster
Tate is a family of four art galleries in London, Liverpool and Cornwall known as Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. Have you visited any of these? They exhibit all sorts of different art which could give you inspiration for your own creativity and sewing. Why not visit one if you … Continue reading Tate Collective
We hope you are enjoying being back at school after the summer break. The new school year normally involves a lot of change...a new class, new teachers and possibly new subjects that you are studying. Why not enter this free prize draw to have a chance of winning this cool gift from Vlieseline. The gift contains … Continue reading Prize draw: fancy creating your own personalised bag for school?
Hi! It's Rachel here. I thought I would talk a little bit about the Sue Belton award which I received from the Quilters' Guild in 2015. The Sue Belton bursary is awarded every two years to applicants with less than 5 years quilting experience. It's sole aim to help those who would love to develop … Continue reading The Sue Belton Bursary
Sarah here - and I've got two things on my mind; Festival of Quilts...and deadlines. You see, those two things are very much linked for me at the moment. I am so close to finishing my quilt for the Modern category at this year's Festival - but I haven't got long left at all!! How … Continue reading Deadlines!
On holiday I went into a wool shop full of lovely yarn, but the thing that caught my eye was a row of little knitted cats. The shop owner said that every time she finishes a project, she uses the left over wool to knit a cat. This got me thinking... Here is the little … Continue reading Little Cat Project
We all know that ‘patchwork’ use up scraps of fabric or clothing to make quilts and other items, this in turn helps us to be sustainable. Dior, one of the world’s top designer and fashion house, was inspired by patchwork clothing in the 1960’s and 1970’s, as well as using their archive to create their … Continue reading Patchwork Clothing
Hi! My name is Rachel and I have attended Festival of Quilts for the past five years. I love everything about festival: the workshops, the lectures, meeting up with friends and of course the shopping! But I think my absolute favourite part of the show is seeing all the wonderful quilts on display. What a … Continue reading My FOQ Art Quilt