Friday, 29 August 2014

Young Quilter Winner!

Whilst we were at the festival of quilts earlier this month we met once again the most amazing young quilter Darci.

We first met Darci and her mum at the Malvern Quilt Show in October where she was looking for inspiration for an entry into the Young Quilters Challenge. She bought some fabric from us and we had a lovely chat with the both of them. 

Well guess what.... Darci won her category!!!

She brought along her winning entry to the Festival of Quilts to show us and here it is. 

Winning her section was, as she says "the best moment of her life"

The details of the Young Quilters competition can be found here

Her mum Jacqui sent this to us from Darci:

Darci says:-
Last year at Festival of Quilts, mummy let me join the YQ and I have made things from the news letters. Then I heard about the YQ competition and asked mummy if I could have a go. It was great fun making it and I never thought I would win. My ideas and inspiration came from seeing a few fabrics at Malvern Quilt show last October. These were the blue swirls/rock pools, different patterned zigzag in blue and yellow for sea and sand and the brown pattern for the sand dunes. The idea of the scene was now firmly in my head and so I went around the rest of the show and found all the other fabrics I wanted for it. Mummy found the dolphin fabric on ebay for me and helped me cut them out as they are small and fiddly. She also helped me by doing the hot ironing on of the fusible appliqué. I did all the sewing on my own machine which was my Christmas present 2012. Some quilting is with vary colour quilting threads and the appliqué is blanket stitch with invisible thread. I decided to make it into a cushion cover and so chose some blue nautical rope pattern fabric to make the envelope back. I have learnt so much from the workshops and everyone's help which made me think 'I want to enter the competition'. Thank you to everyone for being so kind and their great help in learning to do this. I really love sewing !

Darci has received some lovely emails congratulating her on her win even one from the lovely Stuart Hillard.

Well done Darci! x 

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Festival of Quilts 2014 Round Up.

This years Festival of Quilts has come and gone and we survived it once again!

We met so many lovely people. Some that we had met before at other shows. 

Some we knew from Instagram and Facebook but only as a username and so we now have a face to recognise. 
And some new ones. 

(sorry for the crappy phone picture)

I promised you some new goodies for the shop before we went and all the deliveries came in. 

We re-stocked our Aurifil Thread to include some of the amazing variegated ones. 

We also had in some of the lovely Aurifloss which is just stunning. And it comes on these lovely wooden spools!

We also carried at the show some of the Designer Box sets from Aurifil. These are a bit pricey but when you break down the cost per reel they are so worth it. 
(These will be a special order item in the shop so if you need one for a Birthday or Christmas gift just send us an email)

We have lots of new Art Gallery Fabrics.
Arizona by April Rhodes.

 Sweet as Honey by Bonnie Christine

This stunning Hexie quilt is a free pattern over at 

And Dreamin' Vintage by Jenni Baker.

 Some of these have sold out almost straight away at the show but we have re-ordered and will have them back in within the next week. 

Also coming in next week is the amazing fabric Indelible by Katarina Roccella. 

Thank you to everyone who came and saw us at the show and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Festival of Quilts 2014

We are in full swing trying to get ready for the Festival of Quilts at the NEC Birmingham later this week. 

Slightly panicking that we are not going to have enough fabric to take but we do have some deliveries due in the next few days so I'm sure we will be fine. 

We going to be having a few new things with us so hopefully there will be something pretty to tempt you!

Remember to stop by our stand and sign up for our new website launch as there will be a fab giveaway for you to enter.