Many quilters and textile artists end up with many, many, more scraps than they know what to do with. If you have a big bag of scraps, here’s an idea for using up some of them by making your own ‘scrap art’ – and if you don’t have a load of scraps, then I’m … Continue reading Get Creative DAY 6: Scrap Art
Today we're looking at a different form of creativity - ceramics! I recently visited the ceramics cafe 'Bish Bash Pot' in York and had so much fun painting a plate. It was a relaxing experience and really gave me the opportuntiy to think about design, pattern and colours. And also just to mess around and … Continue reading BBC Get Creative Day 5: Ceramics Cafe
Are you one of those people who can't draw to save their lives? Me too! But then I had a go and it turns out, it's not actually all that hard. Apparently the skill of sketching is not part of art degrees anymore, which seems a shame as it is so useful. It can be … Continue reading BBC Get Creative Day 4: Make a sketch!
Young Quilters is very lucky to be supported by the fabulous publisher Search Press who very kindly donate us books. To celebrate Get Creative we are giving away the inspirational book ‘Small Art Quilts’ by Deborah O’Hare. Any YQ member can enter - just email your name and membership number to firstname.lastname@example.org 📚 the deadline is … Continue reading BBC Get Creative Day 3: Prize-draw!
It's the second day of the BBC Get Creative festival! Today we're taking a sneak peak at The Quilters' Guilds' AGM Conference which took place this weekend at the University of Nottingham. The YQ AGM Challenge theme was 'Magical Adventures' and we were super impressed by all the creative entries this year. A special well … Continue reading BBC Get Creative Day 2: YQ AGM Challenge Winners!
Today is the first day of the BBC's Get Creative Festival which runs from 11-19 May. This is the fourth year of the Festival which showcases and celebrates creativity of all types across the UK. What does being creative mean to you? For me, being creative is about working with fabric and thread. As a … Continue reading BBC Get Creative Festival 2019
It’s The Guild’s 40th birthday this year and we invite you to celebrate with us! We have a really fun birthday block for you to make featuring a party hat. This is your chance to get creative…choose your favourite bright party colours, personalise and embellish your party hat, embroider your name or initials, add a … Continue reading It’s our birthday!
Happy National Pet Day! Make sure you give your furry friends some extra cuddles today...I’m sure you’ll all agree they make the perfect sewing companions - even if they do distract us and sit on our quilts! 🙂 On this special day, we thought we'd share this cat quilting project with you from Sew Mag! https://www.sewmag.co.uk/free-sewing-patterns/cat-block-quilt
You will need. The card should be quite stiff. Cereal box card is too floppy. Cover the card on one side with double sided tape. Carefully remove the cover paper. Cut your string to create your design. Don't cross the string over itself - keep it level. I have used a bead for my … Continue reading Easy to make printing blocks
The kiss block is my new favourite patchwork block - I'm absolutely obsessed with it! It's so modern which I love - and it looks great in a wide range of fabrics. It's also really easy to make. I thought I'd share the instructions so you can become obsessed with it too! These instructions are … Continue reading Kiss Block