Who loves a new pair of pyjamas at Christmas? I know I do. I save them until Christmas Eve and then it's all part of the excitement before the big day. I love nice, cosy-warm, snuggly pyjamas made in flannel or brushed cotton. And a cheerful Christmas print is a must. So this year, I'm … Continue reading Who loves a new pair of pyjamas at Christmas?
Yeah! It's getting close to 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 … Continue reading Christmas Crackers
The AGM Challenge theme is ‘Scotland the Brave’. This year’s challenge theme is ‘Scotland the Brave’. Brave, proud and innovative Scots have helped to shape the world. You will have no problem finding inspiration to represent Region 16 ‘Scotland the Brave’ in your quilt. The beautiful quilt featured above is by the honorary Guild member … Continue reading AGM Challenge 2020
We were very excited to see the John Lewis Christmas advert and can't believe how cute excitable Edgar is. If you fancy sewing your own dragon, Sew Magazine have a free sewing pattern to make your own adorable creature. Click on the link below to find the project. You'll need to register your email address … Continue reading Excitable Edgar!
In need of some new table decorations for Christmas dinner? Look no further...Sew Magazine have some free sewing patterns you can use! All you need is some jazzy Christmas fabric and you can make your own personalised coasters, placemats and even napkins. 5 weeks until Christmas...plenty of time to get stuck in! https://www.sewmag.co.uk/free-sewing-patterns/christmas-placemats https://www.sewmag.co.uk/free-sewing-patterns/patchwork-star-coasters https://www.sewmag.co.uk/free-sewing-patterns/cross-stitch-napkins
Meet Caelan! Caelan was awarded a highly commended for his amazing entry into the Festival of Quilts competition 'Memories'. The quilt has an amazing back story and we are pleased to share this with you today... Hello, everyone, thank you for your interest in my quilt. I am only a beginner quilter and have been sewing … Continue reading Meet the maker…
It's bonfire night next week! That means hot chocolate and toffee apples! Fingerless gloves are so useful (not just on bonfire night!), so why don't you take a look at Hobbycraft's fingerless gloves project. If you love knitting, this is definitely for you. Relax this weekend and get that wool out! https://blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/how-to-make-bonfire-night-fingerless-gloves/ Learn how to keep safe … Continue reading Bonfire night fingerless gloves!
If you read Laura's article about the Gees Bend Cooperative, you will have already seen a picture of a house top quilt. It is a quilt built up with either a plain square in the middle or a scrap of other patchwork surrounded by strips forming lots of frames. It is very similar to log … Continue reading Housetop Quilt workshop
We I only recently heard of Faith Ringgold which, although she is now considered one of America’s best and most influential artists, is not unusual. Her acclaim has been a long time coming – she is now 89 years old! Faith Ringgold’s story is long and amazing and I can’t fit it into a small … Continue reading Black History Month: Artist and Activist Faith Ringgold
What, if anything, is distinct about quilts made by members of one racial group or another? The answer is easy! We cannot generalise. There are been far too many quilts made by people of different race and ethnicity to attach such generalisations. Despite this, many curators and collectors have tried to distinguish the differences among … Continue reading Black History Month: Quilting, Race and Ethnicity…