The future of local craft shops

August 12th, 2019|

Barton article on shops and community from CRAFT FOCUS

In August 2019’s CRAFT FOCUS, Steve Barton, our CEO, shares his thoughts on the relationship between online retailers and local craft communities

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Meet Valerie Nesbitt

January 18th, 2019|


In December 2018’s Quilt Now Magazine Quilt Now, sat down with quilting icon and You Tube sensation Valerie Nesbitt to discover more about her five decades of quilting and

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Dear Diary

February 7th, 2018|


In this month’s Quilt Now magazine, Dear Diary is contemplating heading of to a retreat to find time for her own sewing. She seems pretty taken with some of ours…

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One Happy Retreater

November 22nd, 2017|


Elizabeth Betts of Popular Patchwork magazine was one of the delegates at our recent retreat weekend at the De Vere hotel in Buckinghamshire. Apparently, like many of us, it had been years since she’d found the time to have two days of consecutive sewing for herself and as one of her newly made retreat friends said to her  ‘… it’s a perfect way to spend a weekend in October’

So, for a participants view of one of our retreats, click here to read Elizabeth’s article that has been published in December’s edition of Popular Patchwork.

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Inspiration at your fingertips

May 12th, 2017|


Valerie Nesbitt talks to Elizabeth Betts from Popular Patchwork about her quilting career, from using the first rotary cutters to running an online TV channel.

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Today’s Quilter Magazine Fresh Picks Issue 21

April 19th, 2017|

In Today’s Quilter Magazine they couldn’t agree more with Valerie’s sentiment about retreats: “We can all make time for sewing, but sewing with friends is very special. A little me time.”

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Autumn Sewing retreats with

February 10th, 2017|


Announcing three new Sewing Retreats for Autumn 2017 brought to you by is proud to announce a line up of three sewing retreats for Autumn 2017.

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