We thought you might like to have a read this article from our CEO, Steve Barton, from August 2019's CRAFT FOCUS. It's about the relationship between online retailers and local craft communities. Do feel free to email us with your thoughts
Valerie took time out at the Festival of Quilts this year to chat to our friends and tutors. Here's a few pictures for you to enjoy to see who she popped in to see
Valerie and Steve visited Festival of Quilts this year to chat to our friends and tutors. They also saw the amazing quilts on display, although one created a few talking points on Facebook.
Quilt Now magazine love to see what their readers have been making. This months Star Make winner for Issue 64, was Bety. She created this beautiful robin designs using the exclusive pattern included inside Quilt Now’s RSPB Garden Birds Blocks book with issue 61. What a lovely way to embellish a bag!
Karen Cocksedge, who many of you know from www.karensquilts.co.uk and www.finishmyquilt.co.uk , recently had the privilege of quilting some wholecloths designed by Sean Edwards for his current exhibition. She wrote a lovely article about her experiences and we thought you like to hear about it.
Quilt Now Magazine are excited as we are about our remaining 2019 retreats. Their latest magazine has a lovely article about our retreats which encourages you to learn something new and enjoy some quality sewing time.
What a busy day we had filming last week [...]
We want to create Britain’s Biggest Knitted Purple Poppy to help us launch our 2019 Purple Poppy Appeal in support of animal and military charities – and we need your help…If you can’t knit but want to get involved then you can make poppies out of purple felt or fabric. All contributions welcome! We have reintroduced the purple poppy emblem to recognise and remember all animals – in war or in peace - that give service, support and companionship to people all over the UK and beyond. What we will do is sew them altogether to make a giant cloak and we plan to have a very special celebrity or two wear it for us ahead of our national day on August 23, 2019. There is a simple pattern which should make a good number of poppies from one ball of wool or yarn, Please send your poppies by Friday 19 July 2019 to The War Horse Memorial, 18, Ascot Towers, Windsor Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7LG.
Quilt Now magazine love to see what their readers have been making. This months Star Make winner for ssue 63, was Anna. She created this stunning long-tailed tit design using the exclusive pattern included inside Quilt Now’s RSPB Garden Birds Blocks book with issue 61. Doesn't it look stunning on the grey cushion!
Our new website launch is highlighted in Craft Focus magazine. We are excited as they talk about the improvements we have made to the site. For example we have a new filter section that makes it easier to find videos. We have many new tutors on the site and they are in the article as well. You'll also find a quote from our CEO, Steve Barton.
Photo by Jamie Malden, Colouricious We spent [...]
The jelly roll rug that got started on the weekend away is finally finished - doesn't it look good.
We spent a wonderful few days at the end of March at our Eversley retreat with Jennie teaching Stripey Octagons and Valerie with her Tricky Triangles
Gill from Berkshire is the lucky winner of our 2018 competition in conjunction with the wonderful Janome to win a sewing machine. She was also lucky enough to get upgraded to the latest model MC9450QCP. Here's Gill with her new friend just delivered. Keep an eye on the blog and we'll have more photos and details once she has unpacked it.
It seems like only yesterday that we were telling you that Valerie's 40 minute quilt video had taken the internet by storm and has been viewed over ONE MILLION times on You Tube. Well would you believe it, our very own Queen of Scrap has only gone and topped the TWO MILLION mark recently!! She is now truly an internet sensation.
In December 2018 Quilt Now Magazine sat down with quilting icon and You Tube sensation Valerie Nesbitt and interviewed her to discover more about her five decades of quilting and justhands-on.tv.