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Sallieann Harrison

About Sallieann

The first thing Sallieann ever made was a cotton bikini top from her mums cast off work when she was 9!

After leaving school Sallieann flitted from “number” based jobs in insurance, banking, and tax (she wasn’t bad with numbers!). She married in the 80s and had two boys in the 90s. Then, the big change in her life came in 2000 when we moved to the USA for a three-year period so that her hubby could work on a military base.

It was there in New Bern, North Carolina that Sallieann found her very first Patchwork and Quilting Store.  She walked in and was totally bowled over and knew this is what she needed in her life!  She started with classes, mentoring from the incredible Shelly May of the “Raspberry Rabbits,” then some teaching, and by the time she left the USA, Sallieann was a prize-winning exhibitor!

When Sallieann and family moved back to the UK, she taught private Patchwork & Quilting, classes, as well as little gigs here and there for John Lewis and the American Museum in Bath. By 2016, she was designing for magazines, exhibiting more widely and started to work with Denman WI College teaching residential courses.

In 2018, Sallieann joined Sewing Quarter TV.  One of the things that she loved about the Sewing Quarter was the genuine sense of community with the channel and feedback on the fan page, adding: “when people posted pictures of what they made following one of my shows, or what they made from my pattern, I can’t help but do a ‘Happy dance’!!”

Sallieann enjoys traditional quilting techniques and has won several quilt show awards both in the UK and USA.

Click here to see an interview with Valerie Nesbitt and Sallieann where she shows Valerie some of the work she likes to do and how she does it.

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Signature Technique

Felted wool appliqué on a sewing machine using speciality threads

Top Tips

  • Run dental floss through your machine to get wool fluff out.
  • To get a “touchy feely” vintage effect dip and tea dye the piece then tumble dry.
  • Unpick seams with a Wahl trimmer. Works like a charm!

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Subscriber Giveaway for May 2021 – A Stitchers Patchwork: Panel Michael Miller

This month's giveaway is a lovely Panel from the Born to Sew collection by Jacqueline Paton for Michael Miller. The panel comprises 18 patches / squares featuring sewing paraphernalia and motifs which can be fussy cut to approximately 6.5" square with seam allowances. It would be perfect to use for tote bags, cushions and even in Jennie Rayment's fused boxes workshop. The fabric is 100% cotton patchwork and quilting fabric. Width of fabric (WOF): 112/114cm (44/45")   / PANEL (approx. 52cm / 20.5"). If you would like to buy fabrics from the Born to Sew range they are available on the Creative Quilting website. To enter the competition just send an email entitled BORN TO SEW to justhandsontvcomp@gmail.com  The competition closes 31st May 2021

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