Out & About
We caught up with the Magna Carta quilts when they were on display at Guildford Cathedral; what a venue and how wonderful those 8 quilts are. Paula Doyle acts as our hostess and guides us past all 8 quilts, giving an in depth history lesson as well as showing us the quilts themselves. The reverse of all the quilts is made up of a Thames Mosaic which gives you all the opportunity of sponsorship. The quilts will be moving to Houston, Texas to be on display at Quilt Market and Quilt Festival George R. Brown Convention Center from October 24th to November 1st.
Valerie, our scrap and stash supremo, again delves into her scrap/offcuts to create quilts that appeal to those who like to have the feeling they are creating something from nothing! Or those who just think the fabric offcuts too good to throw away – she has examples of a prem-baby quilt as well as a larger snuggle quilt which uses the bits from the stitch ‘n flip style of patchwork.
Throwback Thursday, gave us the opportunity to remind you of a very simple quilt made with pre-cuts (the video is free to all members). We have two sets of precuts which have been cut specially and exclusive from Creative Quilting, available for you in the shop in 1930’s colourway as well as a delightful red, blue and white – very patriotic or nautical depending on your view.
Book of the Month
This month, our Book of the Month is Christmas All Through the House by Chris Malone This collection of fun and easy projects range from a christmas sampler quilt to potholders; table set to tea towels; fire mantel decoration to mug rugs; tree ornaments to a christmas pillow – so something for everyone and every room.It also comes with free P&P in the UK in October 2015.
Product of the Month
October’s product of the month are these Autumn Colourshott 10″ squares from Oakshott.There are 21 x 10″ squares of fabric in wonderful autumn colours that blend together. As it’s the product of the month it has free p&p in the UK in October 2015 PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription to our site.
If you want some inspiation Valerie has done a great workshop using this bundle – Paintbrush Crosses Quilt
October’s Giveaway for Subscribed Members
This month our giveaway is a delightful little Candlemat kit, in Christmas fabrics, which is quick and easy to make from the designers of the magical ‘Thangles ‘papers, which this uses to create fast and accurate half-square triangle units – and again Valerie has a short workshop on this; so if you thought triangles weren’t something you could manage – think again!
To enter the competition as a subscribed member, all you need to do is send an email entitled Candlemat to:
The competition will close 31st October 2015.
And don’t forget, if you want to become a subscribed member, just visit the Subscription Page to buy a monthly subscription or a fixed term package.
The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexander Palace starts the middle of next week, with a late night on Wednesday, and runs through until Sunday; many of our contributors will be there, including Creative Quilting (stand K12), so if you are visiting do stop by and say ‘hi’; and if you are placing orders, please bear in mind that the might not be despatched as quickly as usual!
Valerie & Jennie