Out & About
Today we are sharing with you footage of the wonderful day we had recently at the American Museum in Britain, just outside Bath, where they have an exhibition entitled Hatched, Matched, Despatched and Patched . A huge thanks to Kate Hebert for taking the time to act as hostess and share all the lovely stories behind the exhibit items. If you want to go along and see this yourself, it is running until 1st November.
|Kathleen Laurel-Sage shows us how to make great textured book covers with some of her left-over organza pieces and threads, and Valerie gives a simple little tip in this Free Video, from her First Sampler Quilt series, which takes you through all the steps and stages for making a quilt, and for those with some sewing skills there are additional blocks over and above the 9 shown in the picture; and even though the particular fabrics she used from Makower are no longer available, you could if you really like this look, find fabrics to create a similar look. Of course you could also have a completely different look, which would work just as well!|
New Video Layout
We have recently upgraded and improved our video system on the website, as some of the eagle eyed amongst you may have spotted. It will also help those of you who may have recently experienced difficulties seeing the videos, caused by browser updates.
For those of you unsure about the new controls, pop over to the blog where you’ll find some helpful instructions.
September’s Giveaway for Subscribed Members
To enter the competition as a subscribed member, all you need to do is send an email entitled Oakshott Autumn to:
The competition will close 30th September 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.
Retreats & Quilting Holidays
Valerie has a couple of spaces still available on the open-format quilt retreat she is running at The Legacy Hotel, Hogs Back nr Guildford Surrey on 3rd and 4th October 2015.
You can bring along your own project to work on in the company of other like minded people (and the hotel has spa and swimming pool facilities too!) AND there are still a couple of spaces available at The Royal Hotel Bridlington for Val’s classes 6/7/8 October where she will be sharing with you Disappearing Blocks, Fast Flying Geese and Scrap Braids – suitable for all levels of sewers. For more information and to book your place click here:
And for those of you who like to travel further afield, check out the Classified Section – quick search quilting holidays – for trips to India and Japan to name but two destinations.
Product of the Month
September’s product of the month is this delightful Pink Heart Wallhanging Kit from Villavin Crafts. It’s easy to make, finishes approx 8” square and comes complete with everything you will need. Don’t forget that as it’s the product of the month it has free p&p in the UK in September 2015 PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription to our site.
Book of the Month
If you want to learn more about Kantha stitching, then September’s book of the month by Angela Daymond is all you need to begin this traditional stitching technique The Fenland Book of Kantha Stitching also comes with free P&P in the UK in September 2015.
Valerie & Jennie