Out & About

Remembering WWI with the London QuiltersMembers of London Quilters put together a small exhibition of commemoration entitled Memories of WW1; many of the pieces have personal stories behind them and Linda Seward shares them with us.

Hand Stitching Workshops

Sashiko Stitch with The Stitch WitchWe have a new workshop today from The Stitch Witch in which she shares with us her love of the Japanese form of quilting, Sashiko, which is created with thicker thread (therefore a bigger needle) than European and American hand quilting;  quick and easy to do too. Lynette has also put together a couple of kits so that if you are inspired you can make a start straight away.

5_jh115-08-kantha-work-sm - Juliet Coffer - julietSimilar but different is the workshop from Angela Daymond on Kantha Stitching; again worked in thicker thread, bigger needle and again she has put together a couple of lovely kits to work from – a Heron and/or a Hare.

Hanging your Quilt

How to put a sleeve on your quilt by Chris PorterWhether on a wall at home or on display in a competition, this is a helpful workshop from Chris Porter, and she includes interesting information on how she makes and adds quilt labels. (of course every quilt should have one, and the book Quilt Labels for All Occasions 2 contains 65 so is an easy way of solving that problem!)

Local shows/events

As a personal plea, local shows can only exist if quilters and textile artists enter their quilts – if you have made and finished a quilt or project that fits the classification, then please consider putting it on display for others to admire and be inspired by – for details of many shows you can just go to our Events page (and if you are an organiser please send us details so that we can publicise it for you).

Book of the Month

Transfer Painting by Mary GamesterTransfer Painting by Mary Gamester
From paint on paper to fabric – 102 pages of inspiration in easy to follow pictures from the equipment you need to a gallery of projects. Free p&p in the UK for April 2015

Subscriber giveaway

Oakshott Charm Pack Ruby RedsThis month we give a Charm Pack from Oakshott – 16 squares entitled Ruby Reds.  To be in with a chance of having this wing it’s way to you through the post, all you need to do as a subscribed member is send an email to our competitition address (justhandsontvcomp@googlemail.com) with the title Ruby Reds;  the closing date is 30th April 2015.

Valerie's Ruby Red QuiltDid you see what Val made with hers at Christmas?

Happy Sewing

Valerie & Jennie


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New this month

Kantha Stitching with Angela Daymond
This traditional style of stitching is very easy to do and great for all those who love handwork.

How to put a sleeve on your quilt by Chris Porter
Chris also shows you how to add interest to the label at the same time.

Acid Etching with Kate Crossley
This fascinating piece of fabric is created using devore paste which reactes with just some of the fabric it’s spread onto.

Meet Christine Porter – Award Winning Quilter and Author
Christine loves to quilt, she loves to teach it, and she loves to write about it….and with us she gets to talk about it!

Transfer Painting with Lace with Mary Gamester
You will love the designs you can create and Mary shows you how easy it is.

Tips and techniques
Twiddling Tucks Easy Marking tip from Jennie Rayment
Such a clever idea to use the equipment you already have.

Out and about
More about the Magna Carta Quilt with Alison Garner
Learn more about the making of this amazing quilt project.

Out and about
Westpoint Quilt Show Exeter 2010 – encore from Pat Archibald
‘A World of Inspiration’ from Pat Archibald