Out & About
Linda Seward acts as our hostess around this exhibition entitled Coming Home from the London Quilters which we filmed last December. We were very fortunate to be able to also film the opening ceremony as well as have an interview with Tracy Chevalier – author and now quilter – who had a quilt hanging at the event –and all these videos can be enjoyed on the site
More great ideas from Paula Doyle with her 4 fabric Easy Stack and you can see what just one strip of 4 fabrics will provide you with!
Did you miss the original workshop ? Catch it here: Easy Stack Quilts from Paula Doyle
We hope you are enjoying our monthly selection from the archives – tips and workshops that you might have missed – this month we revisited Annette Emms – shoemaker to the fairies
Valerie still has some spaces on the Justhands-on.tv retreat at the Legacy Hogs Back Hotel the weekend of 3 & 4th October; the idea is that you bring along your own project to work on and Valerie will be on hand to help . Valerie is also teaching – early October- at the Royal Hotel in Bridlington, which plays host to a wide variety of tutors throughout the year. For more information on this and other retreats you can use the quick search (and if you would like to have your retreat mentioned, just get in touch).
Getting away from it all
Textiles are a worldwide passion, and Arena Travel have just shared with us details of their planned trip to Peru early in 2016 and as we mentioned last month, Colouricious are off to India in Nov 2015 ; both hold the promise of being full of colour and inspiration (Dorothy Crossley certainly found that to be the case with her trip to India).
Talking of holidays…
If you’re packing your bags and heading off this summer, don’t forget that your subscription works worldwide – you can view us on your tablet, iPad or smart phone. Catch up with the videos you’ve missed and start to work out what projects you’ll be working on when you get back. The minimum subscription is just 1 month (but the 3 month and 1 year fixed term memberships are offered at a great discount).
Facebook Competition Winners – Festival of Quilts
Congratulations to the three winners of our Facebook competition for tickets to the Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham from 6-9 August (Jane, Sharon and Jayne if you visit our Facebook page you’ll find out how to let us know where to send your tickets.)
If you’re visiting the show many of our contributors will be there, so do stop by and say Hi – Jennie has her own stand in the demonstrators section and Valerie will be helping on the Creative Quilting stand – H 17
Book of the Month
We have a very special offer from Gail Lawther on her new book prior to its launch at Festival of Quilts in August; entitled Birds in Stained Glass, Gail shows you 10 different ways of creating a stained glass effect in fabric and thread and then has a selection of gorgeous projects for you. Free P&P in the UK in July 2015
This month we are giving away these Aurifil threads – wonderful colour grading from mauve through to variegated blue is exclusive to Justhands-on.tv – perfect for quilting the Lakes series of fabrics from Oakshott.
To enter the competition as a subscribed member all you need to do is send an email entitled Lakes Thread to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The competition will close 31st July 2015
Product of the Month
This Seaside Sampler kit is the perfect small project for you on holiday; a small stitchery project Designed by Doti Doodle for beginners and experts alike, the design is filled with silly seagulls, flapping flags and kites, a deckchair, a lighthouse and other such nautical nonsense. Finished size 17 ½” x 22″. You can purchase this product with FREE P&P for UK purchasers for July 2015 PLUS all purchasers get free entry into a draw to win a free month’s subscription to the site.
Valerie & Jennie