Val: Well here we are August 1st and we have celebrated our first birthday; and what a journey! Hard work but fun and we have learnt a lot from all those lovely tutors on the site. Of course Jennie and I get first viewing not only at the filming but also at the editing stage and we hope that you have been just as excited by the workshops and tutorials as we have.

The draw for the 25 winners of the July bundles of fabric will be notified shortly by e-mail; please check your spam folders as the words ‘competition’ and ‘winner’ seem to send your servers into a spin! Also the LUCKY WINNER of the Husqvarna Embellishing machine will also learn who he/she is – more details will be on the News page in due course.

AND there is the new competition to win the Janome BCC-30 sewing machine, and the wonderful Madeira threads (see previous blog for a link or go to the Home page, News Page on the site)

Busy month August – Festival of Quilts – but more of that later.