Out & About
If you are heading down to the West Country you might like to pop in on Jo at Villavin Crafts, Holsworthy Devon (EX22 6LP). She has her Patchwork & Quilting Exhibition running from Thursday 9th – Saturday 11th July 2015 from 10am-4pm each day
And for those within easy driving distance of Guildford – you can pop in to the Cathedral and see the Magna Carta Quilts made by Paula Doyle and her group of quilters- which are on show there until 8th August – click here for the quick search on the films we made for you on the subject.
Win Tickets for Festival of Quilts
With the Festival of Quilts just over a month away, we have 3 pairs of tickets to ?the Festival? to give away. This competition is ONLY on Facebook, so visit our Facebook page for more details
The ??competition? closes on 16th July 2015 Midnight GMT
Meet Dorothy Crossley
Dorothy loves to work on pieces that allow her to exaggerate the traditional tapestry stitches which she feels make the whole piece richer and she explains to Valerie that there is a difference between embroidery tapestry and the traditional woven tapestry that she enjoys working on; she can use up to 40 strands of thread to create the texture and flow of colour.
Modern hearts quilt with Valerie is simple to do and works with any style of fabric – traditional or modern – and should particularly appeal to those for whom Applique is a four letter word! – and also no triangles to cut! Great for using up those layer cakes that are maybe looking to be used.
Book of the Month
We have a very special offer from Gail Lawther on her new book prior to its launch at Festival of Quilts in August; entitled Birds in Stained Glass, Gail shows you 10 different ways of creating a stained glass effect in fabric and thread and then has a selection of gorgeous projects for you. Free P&P in the UK in July 2015
This month we are giving away these Aurifil threads – wonderful colour grading from mauve through to variegated blue is exclusive to Justhands-on.tv – perfect for quilting the Lakes series of fabrics from Oakshott.
To enter the competition as a subscribed member all you need to do is send an email entitled Lakes Thread to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The competition will close 31st July 2015
Product of the Month
This Seaside Sampler kit is the perfect small project for you on holiday; a small stitchery project Designed by Doti Doodle for beginners and experts alike, the design is filled with silly seagulls, flapping flags and kites, a deckchair, a lighthouse and other such nautical nonsense. Finished size 17 ½” x 22″. You can purchase this product with FREE P&P for UK purchasers for July 2015 PLUS all purchasers get free entry into a draw to win a free month’s subscription to the site.
Talking of holidays…
If you’re packing your bags and heading off this summer, don’t forget that your subscription works worldwide – you can view us on your tablet, iPad or smart phone. Catch up with the videos you’ve missed and start to work out what projects you’ll be working on when you get back. The minimum subscription is just 1 month (but the 3 month and 1 year fixed term memberships are offered at a great discount).
Valerie & Jennie