What do you do with all the quilts?

Why a quilt? I get asked many times -“what do you do with so many quilts you make?” Or “nobody uses quilts anymore do they?” “Quilts are old fashioned now- why bother making your own?” My answer is ‘because I can’, ‘because I love the process’, ‘because people really appreciate the time and effort put […]

Valentines is not just for the young

Valentines day is upon us. This month I was given a pile of fabric by a lovely lady called Carol Wilkie and her singing, stitching friends. Check our her instagram profile. I’ve never met Carol, yet she so kindly offered a very large bag of fabrics for us to sew projects for the elderly and sufferers […]

Is this my failure?

Last Monday I made a very difficult decision. I pulled out of the North West UK Modern Quilter’s guild. Had I been a failure? Thoughts had been brewing for a while and over the Christmas break, I tried to figure out ways to help the feeling of overwhelm. Running a business on your own is difficult. […]

8 is great – project quilting season 8

Project quilting season 8 is here. The first challenge is ‘8 is great’. And I’ve done it! This post will be linked to the challenge blog post and entered into the competition. It has been a challenge indeed with only a week to complete it. We were told on Sunday what the title was and […]

A chemical quilt

This weekend, ‘him indoors’ and I had our 11 years anniversary. My life has totally turned around since meeting him and in a good way. Last year I bought the Anitagoodesign package called ‘Periodic table of quilting and embroidery’, as I wanted to have a quilt which symbolised our special tenth anniversary. Well, time came […]

Jenny Haynes’s sunflowers

On September 10th Jenny Haynes aka Pappersaxsten came to the studio to do a workshop on curved piecing; in particular her sunflower quilt. I’d spotted her version of the quilt on Instagram and loved it and since circles are my ‘thing’ this year, I just couldn’t help myself. Before I knew what I was doing, […]

Siblings Together – our first charity quilt

Hello there Each year I support a different charity; have done for years. Now that I have the studio, that carries on but it offers me the chance to do something different rather than just set up a direct debit to pay the charity. This year I chose Siblings Together because I follow Nicky Eglinton […]

Our brand new Modern Quilter’s Guild in the North West

Hi. That’s right – there’s a brand new Modern Quilter’s Guild here in the U.K and you’ll never guess where we meet at the moment! Wow, well done! Yes, we meet at Stitchscape studio once a month, on a late Friday afternoon. Since we’re a start-up group with less than 10 members; that suits us […]

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Hello and welcome all you gorgeous sassy stitchers! ….. what do you mean, you’ve never thought of yourself as sassy?! Start now! 🙂     This is my very first post on this brand new blog of mine, so please accept the very simple nature and probably tonnes of mistakes. I set myself the target […]

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