How about an online quilting festival?

27 05 2010

If you have a little time to spare there are some interesting quilts in this bloggers quilt festival in fact there must be something for everybody here.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/bloggersquiltfestival/pool/

Meanwhile, I have been busier in the garden than the sewing room.

The pond is teeming with frogs, tadpoles and newts and many much smaller creatures.  This one attracted my attention.

And just so we remember that this is really about quilts, here is one of my favorites from Birmingham last year albeit with a garden theme, by Ingrid Press

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I saw a nice quilt at Malvern today….

15 05 2010

Georgina's Quilt





Justhands-on-TV

14 05 2010

I wonder how many of you have seen the online TV programme called JustHands-on-TV.  It is all about patchwork and quilting and though much of it is available only if you subscribe, some of it is free.  I have subscribed for 3 months, I think you can pay monthly and cancel when you wish.

There are lots of videos to watch ranging from basic techniques to quilt designs including bagmaking and interviews with well known quiltmakers like Susan Briscoe and Leslie Brankin. The link below takes you to a very useful tip on how to avoid your needle untreading and the machine chewing up your fabric.  It is a free link but you do have to register when you try to use the link.  Plenty of things are available for free so it is worth a little time to register.

http://justhands-on.tv/videos/thread-saver-with-val/

They also have a blog

http://justhands-on.tv/blog/1/

Have a look and see what you think  They will be visiting the Malvern show and doing interviews with quilt makers and traders over the next 3 days.  These will be on the site soon so if you aren’t able to make it, you can make a virtual visit!

Susan





Photos from BQ members

13 05 2010

Made by Kate at the Di Wells workshop

Quilt that Jane made for James





Another pincushion….

11 05 2010





Di Wells is an inspiring teacher

9 05 2010

Yesterday a group of quilters spent the day creating contemporary houses with Di Wells.   Whatever our previous experience, we all produced small pieces of work to be proud of.     Some of us completed our pieces, others still had to add the finishing touches (my windows kept falling off or twisting!) but we all came away inspired by what we had created in a very enjoyable day workshop. The photos are on Flickr  (link at the side of the page)

Di has a website where you can see more of her work  http://www.diwells.co.uk/