Variety is the spice of life and today’s viewing seems to achieve just that.

Out & About

Magna Carta Quilt AssociationTakes us to the Magna Carta Quilt Association meeting where they tell us about the fantastic quilts they are making which will be on display later in the year at the Royal Holloway University in Egham later in June. In the meantime the girls are busy stitching!

Passionate about English Paper Piecing

Nancy Adamek English Paper PiecingNot a question, but a statement by Nancy Adamek, from Lina Patchwork about herself;  so much so that she has set up her own company in Kent batching up papers for other addicts like herself.   Today we get a flavour of her work – and keep watching as we have workshops in the pipeline.

Scrappy Workshop with Valerie

Scrappy SelvedgesValerie is creating an easy block from her selvedge scraps, but she shows you how you could recreate this from your strips and strings and then has a really clever idea for the border (and a reminder that the selvedges can help with colour!)

Subscriber Prize Draw and Giveaway

This month, if you are a fully paid subscriber during March, you will be automatically entered into our prize draw and be in with a chance of winning the following:


More details and terms of the competition can be found on the Competition Page. For more details on how to become a full subscriber and be in with a chance of winning click here for details or see below for great membership offers.

Book of the Month

5_988-quilt-labels-2 - Juliet Coffer - julietWe have another great book – Quilt Labels for All Occasions – both to transfer and to copy. There are 65 labels in total and the price is a fantastic £6.99 with free p&p in the UK for March.

Every quilt should have one!

Membership Options

The increase on the monthly pay-as-you-go option has now gone through BUT the  prices on the fixed term subscriptions for 3 months, 6 months and 1 year remain unchanged.  This means they are even better value!!! (you save over 14% on the 3 month and 6 month options and over 28% on the yearly option). If you already have a membership, don’t worry you can still buy one and the membership fairy will make sure that it runs on from your existing membership, or if you want to swap to one from pay monthly – she can work her magic for you too.

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Happy Sewing

Valerie & Jennie

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New this month

Tips and techniques
Extreme Knitting from Valerie Nesbitt
This is a bit of fun and a great use of small strips of fabric perhaps too small to sew into a project.

Graded Dahlia Shadow Applique with The Stitch Witch
In this workshop Lynette shows us how to create this lovely pattern with graded fabrics and some shadow applique.

Spicy Shibori Dyeing with Angela Daymond
See what even out-of-date spices can do for your fabric with guidance from Angela.

Out and about
Westpoint Quilt Show, Exeter 2010 Revisited
Enjoy work from Roy Dickinson and Pat Deacon in our short ‘encore’ video.

Easy Stack Quilts from Paula Doyle
This workshop is FULL of tips and ideas to create stunning quilts from just 4 repeats – instead of the usual 8 – from large print fabrics.

Tips and techniques
Safely Snipping from Fran Rose
You need to keep safety in mind when using wire and snips and this tip from Fran does just that.

Meet Kate Crossley – Textile Artist
In this interview we get to enjoy more of the detail and inspiration behind the making of the wonderful grandfather clock that was the winner of the Quilt Creations section of the Festival of Quilts 2014.

Take 5 with Valerie Nesbitt
This is a simple quilt that uses just 5 fabrics – uneven quantities so a good chance to raid your stash.