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About Valerie Nesbitt

Valerie is Founder and Creative Director of She launched after selling Creative Quilting, a quilt shop near Hampton Court that is still flourishing and where Valerie continues to teach on a weekly basis. Valerie has become a bit of a YouTube celebrity with well over a million views of her “40 minute scrap quilt” tutorial. For more information on Valerie visit About us page.

The BBC World Cup Embroidered Animation

Whether you're watching it or avoiding it, you can't fail to have noticed that the 2018 Football World Cup is on at the moment. But, have you seen the BBC's trailers and opening sequence to its programmes? It is in fact a one-minute 'embroidered' animation made from over 600 individual stitched frames. Who'd have thought football could be so interesting!

2018-07-02T00:00:00+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Community|0 Comments

Rectory Quilters Exhibition – New Milton, Hants

What a lovely surprise this exhibition was;  a mixture of music, flowers and quilts, raising money for the RNLI and held in St Mary Magdalene Church and Hall, Church Lane, New Milton BH25 6QL. Don't you just love the car!   There was a concert on Friday 29th by Nova Foresta Classical Players and Saturday included "The Friday Girls" You can see more and keep an eye on future exhibitions by checking out their webpage - Rectory Quilters Events

2018-07-01T00:00:00+00:00July 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Community|0 Comments

Wotton Poppy Appeal Update May 2018

Kate Cropper in St Mary’s Church, Wotton-under-Edge, with some of the knitted, crocheted and stitched poppies.   The plan to cover the tower of St Mary’s Church in Wotton-under-Edge with poppies has received a world-wide boost following our appeal to the Community. The 47-metre high tower of the Gloucestershire church will be covered with all manner of crafted poppies in November to mark the end of the First World War.

2018-05-16T00:00:00+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Community|0 Comments

Fun at the Jane Austen House Museum, Chawton, Hants

Brilliant day filming - despite the damp English weather;  we got to see the Jane Austen Coverlet which was sewn by Jane and her mother and sister and they used the EPP method; the Community sewing Project organised by Lucy Bailey, (that Valerie and she are standing in front of)  reimagines the Jane Austen quilt and commemorates her life and legacy,  and the Admiral's Quilt was created with the EPP blocks left over and is on the approppriate bed in the house, is quite stunning.

2018-04-09T00:00:00+00:00April 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Community|0 Comments

More Fruity Friends from Valerie

I just loved this range of fabrics - they are so jolly - and in both colourways;  so  inspired by the cushion pattern from Lynne Goldsworthy - click here for the workshop - I worked on creating a fun quilt (wip)   With my leftovers I quickly took my 40minute quilt idea to create this little charity quilt for a youngster (still to be quilted but now layered!)     There is a bigger pink version too!

2018-04-06T00:00:00+00:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Community|0 Comments

Sewing Weekend in Cirencester

With Gail Penberthy at the helm, our group of ladies enjoyed two days of sewing in first class surroundings (and the snow didn't bother us a bit!);   firstly coming to grips with the Table centre, and then moving on to creating Hedgepigs with folded fabrics. There was shopping too from Gail, from the box of supplies and fabric and other essentials supplied by Creative Quilting.

2018-03-29T00:00:00+00:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Community|0 Comments

Win a Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400QCP Sewing Machine

Retails for £2,199! and Janome offer you the chance to win the popular Janome MC9400QCP. The MC9400QCP is the latest longarm model providing both speed ( up to 1,060 spm ) and precision ( 91 needle positions ) for perfect sewing results. It’s also the biggest longarm model Janome has ever produced.  Click here for more details. It’s worth £2,199 and could be yours - - for FREE.

2018-03-27T00:00:00+00:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Community|0 Comments

Filming day with Sarah Hatton

We had a lovely day meeting up with Sarah, who is a knitter who also loves to crochet, but as she is left handed has had to teach herself.  Well, if you are left handed, you are in for a treat, as Sarah shares her crochet knowledge with you .   We also got a quick peak at the new Janome MC9400QCP (well Val turned the lights on for you and shows you what a big throat it has!) and we filmed some new workshops too from Valerie with lovely Alison Glass fabrics - so keep watching.

2018-03-22T00:00:00+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Community|0 Comments

Join us in the drive to cover the St. Mary’s Church bell tower in poppies

Cover St. Mary’s Church bell tower in poppies St. Mary’s Church in Wotton-under Edge are planning to cover the Bell Tower in poppies by the 11th of November to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. All poppies are welcomed - Knitted, Crocheted, Felt and Fabric. Click here for details "Knitting a Remembrance Poppy" workshop available for FREE The team are very keen to support this project.  So, we are making the full length workshop on “Knitting a Remembrance Poppy” by Rosee Woodland available for FREE for the next 8 months.

2018-03-12T00:00:00+00:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Community|0 Comments

Janome Competition machine

Dining room takeover by the loan machine!     Very exciting - will be taking it with us to the Cotswold Water Park event at the weekend i.e. 17/18th March - so if you want to come along and have a play, which will entitle you to enter to win one of your own here is the address: De Vere Cotswold Water Park, Lake 6, Spine Road East, South Cerney, GL7 5FP just along the M4 close to Swindon.

2018-03-12T00:00:00+00:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Community|0 Comments

Kitty range of fabrics designed by Makower

There is a free download pattern for this range, and Valerie will be sharing a workshop with you all at the end of the month, but this great range of fabrics also looks good when used on another pattern from the Makower stable, that caught Valerie's eye; (and just had to make one!)     designed by Lynne Goldsworthy originally to be used with the Into the Woods fabrics; It  is a free download from Makower - just click here.

2018-03-09T00:00:00+00:00March 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Community|0 Comments

Charity Quilts for Momentum- Kingston upon thames

A selection of quilts - various shapes and sizes - made by Valerie and her quilting friends and students were delivered to Momentum in Kingston upon Thames this week. Valerie and her quilting network have been supporting this charity for several years through their quilt making and to learn more about the wonderful work done by Momentum  - click here

2018-03-06T00:00:00+00:00March 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Community|0 Comments
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