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
It's day 3 of Young Quilter's Week, and in the spirit of celebrating our community of Youngish Quilters I thought we should take a look at last year's competition entries! Before we throwback to last year, if any of you Youngish Quilters have entered Festival this year and are going to be there at any … Continue reading FOQ Competition
The Festival of Quilts is held every year at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. This year the Festival runs from 11 to the 14 August. You are a Youngish Quilter and so you would love Festival. It is huge and full of quilts and quilt related things. There are thousands of actual quilts; some in … Continue reading Workshops at The Festival of Quilts
Through my school, I’ve started working towards my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award which is split into 3 sections- one being skill. You can do pretty much anything for your skill section, so I chose quilting as I already do quite a lot outside of school and you need to do an hour a week … Continue reading Meet Youngish Quilter: Mathilda Tate