Happy New Year
What was your new year’s resolution- to make more time for sewing? Use up more fabric from your stash? start a new quilt? Well we hope we can help with two of those three during the coming months!
Today’s inspiration comes from Linda Seward who is a textile author and quilt artist; we join her in her workspace which has been converted from her old kitchen so now she puts the crockery cupboards to good use storing fabric, and the walls are used to hang quilts and a design wall.
Paula Doyle gives us some helpful tips and guidance on how to use the Shape Cut rulers to great effect; these are cleverly designed rulers that guide your rotary cutter in pre-cut grooves and seem to be particularly helpful if you need to cut sitting down.
Getting Organised for 2015
Did you get a new diary for Christmas? Well if not the Quilters Diary is on special offer this month as our book of the month – not only free p&p for the month in the UK but also reduced in price; this is a week-at-a-view diary and each week has a great project as inspiration for you.
In the Classified section there are a number of great quilting weekends as well as classes; there are a whole range offered by Anglia Leisure Learning in Birmingham, Essex and Suffolk;
The Royal Hotel in Bridlington also offers a great range (both Valerie and Jennie will be teaching there in 2015 as well as Jacqueline de Jonge from Holland)
PLUS Justhands-on.tv offer two getaways for you this year:
Dunford House, West Sussex from 12-14 June 2015 with Jennie Rayment, Valerie Nesbitt and Sarah Soward
Sewing Weekend near Guildford Surrey on 3 & 4 October 2015 with Valerie
Blog – The Best of 2015
With over 400 films loaded up on 2015 there may be some that you missed; the blog includes not only the top 15 but also some suggestions from Valerie that you might have missed.
There are still a few packs left. You’ll find them in the Membership section of the Shop. They’re great value and are available even if you are a monthly subscriber as the Membership Fairy will work her magic and adjust your membership accordingly.
Valerie & Jennie