Another book we learn more about this week, is Linda Seward’s latest entitled The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting, which includes over 1000 illustrated techniques. We also get to enjoy some of Linda’s own samples that she made for the book under expert tuition.
Did you catch Linda at the London Quilters exhibition – Coming Home? It’s a really enjoyable show and the quilts include personal memories and stories and Linda shares these with us on the tour.
Kate Crossley – last year’s award winning artist in the Quilt Creations section of the Festival of Quilts with her wonderful Grandfather clock (and we wish her luck the piece she has submitted to Festival this year) – shares with us how to make a simple Journal in which to house your inspiration.
She also has on offer a kit and you will get all you need to have a go at making a small hardback journal (it’s even precut!) so that you can start straight away.
Whilst there does seem to be a book theme going on here, Valerie continues with her passion for patchwork with a simple Stretched Churn Dash quilt workshop and help with a Trip Around the World border which can add a visual twist to your quilt as well as get you out of trouble if you don’t have as much fabric left as you thought you might have!
August Membership – Special Offer
TO CLAIM YOUR FREE MONTH all you have to do is click here to purchase a 3 month membership from the Shop during the month of August 2015. Then send an email, quoting the unique code EB01 to email@example.com and we will add an extra month onto your viewing privileges.
Book of the Month
This month make an early start with Christmas with Annie Down’s lovely book – A Christmas Story. A mixture of applique and stitching combine in these lovely projects, which do include a quilt a well as lots of smaller ideas for gifts and use around the house
The subscriber giveaway this month is from Villavin crafts and is a delightful little wallhanging kit, easy to make and finishes approx 8” square. To enter the competition as a subscribed member, all you need to do is send an email entitled Hearts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The competition will close 31st August 2015
Product of the Month
We LOVE threads and this pack of 5 lovely threads -100% cotton:50w – have been put together exclusively for Justhands-on.tv. These 50w cotton threads have 200 (220yds) on each spool and we have chosen 4 plain colours and one variegated; perfect for quilting (and of course for piecing but why would you want to hide these lovely colours!).
As the product of the month they have free p&p in the UK in August 2015 PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription
Festival of Quilts at Birmingham NEC runs from Thursday 6th August until Sunday 9th August; Jennie has her own stand at QIAction and Valerie is helping out on the Creative Quilting stand H17; AND many of our contributors will also be there; if you attending stop by and say hi but if you are doing any on-line shopping with us, please be patient as these might not be processed until everyone is back home.
Valerie & Jennie