Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Getting ready for The Great Northern Quilt Show at Harrogate

Preparations for the Great Northern Quilt Show at Harrogate have stepped up.

Again this year I fell into the trap of entering a quilt into the Great Northern Quilt Show which I had not already made. I have been working solidly now on this said quilt for the last week - lol! I really must be more organised next year!

This year I am for the first time becoming an exhibitor at the Great Northern Quilt Show at Harrogate. Quilt Sandwich will be at stall 100. I shall be taking along my extra wide backing fabric, moda scrap bags and a few other treats.

Great Northern Quilt Show Exhibitor
Deliveries of more fabrics have been arriving almost daily and today we had two deliveries just in time for the Great Northern Quilt Show. I now have 122 extra wide backing fabrics - the best selection in the UK.

Extra Wide Backing Fabric

These extra wide backing fabrics include Moda, Robert Kaufman, Whistler Studios, Sew Simple, Blank, Studio E, Riley Blake, John Louden & a beautiful batik range by Timeless Treasures XTonga.  These will all be travelling with me to the Great Northern Quilt Show in Harrogate.

I have made up a limited number of these fantastic batiks in to sample packs.  Just £20 for 6 roughly fat quarter sized pieces.

I also have a Colour Your Own fabric which I have made up into special quilt kits. These have fabric for the quilt top, wadding, backing & binding plus the fabric pens too.

We hope to see you at our stall at The Great Northern Quilt Show in Harrogate.  Stall no 100!

Look out for our Logo - flying high and proud at the Great Northern Quilt Show in Harogate -

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Charity Quiltathon Announcement

Donations required – UFOs, Orphan Blocks, Scraps, Fabric, Wadding etc

Quiltathon Days –
Thursday 1st October  10am start
Friday 2nd October 10am Start
Thursday 22nd October 10am start
Thursday 5th November 10am start
Book your place to come along & help & in return enjoy a free lunch & refreshments (please ensure you can come before reserving your space!)

Overnight Stay & Quiltathon
20th & 21st January 2016
Heavily subsidised price of just £40 per person including 1 nights accommodation, refreshments & dinner plus 2 days, one night of sewing!  (Full payment on booking)

The Royal Bridlington
1 Shaftesbury Road
Bridlington. YO15 3NP
East Yorkshire

Tel 01262 672433
email -

Our Charities this time -
Yorkshire Air Ambulance, The Children's Hospital, Cherryblossom Dreams, Domestic Violence Accommodation Project. 

The Childrens Hospital, based in Sheffield are trying to raise money to buy a special scanner which will allow them to scan and operate at the same time. This will be one of only two in world. They will become a centre of excellence for the UK and will treat children from all over the UK and other countries too.

CherryBlossom Dreams is a new charity started by another quilter who suffers from Adenoid cystic carcinoma which is a rare and unique form of cancer that is totally unpredictable. She would like to provide a quilt for newly diagnosed people.

Local Volunteers needed to help hand sew down quilt bindings

I am also looking for someone who can print me some labels - like clothing lable, to sew onto each quilt we make.

All being well and we manage to make enough quilts we would like to hold a Quilt Show – 5th & 6th February 2016 at The Royal Bridlington…..helpers needed.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Festival of Quilt 2015 - Part 2

So after a good nights rest I went back to The Festival of Quilts at the NEC for round 2!

Here are a few more pics....

Alicia Merrett Port at Dusk

 Sara Impey - Deconstructing the stitch

Some Australian Quilts-
 Margaret McDonald - Wildfire

Ruth de Vos -  Banksia Spill

 Susan Mathews - Coastal Life

Alvena Hall - Three Spring Ladies - Cox's Scrub

 Suzanne Gummow - Lotus #2

 Sue Reid - Time Waits for No-one

Brenda Gael Smith - Allagai Waves

 Cathy Jack Coupland - Australia My Way

 Back to competition Quilts

Janet McCallum

 Sheena Norquay - zipped zingy Blocks

 Diane Dixon -Spin

 Janette Chilver

 Linda Onions - Fairy Rings

 Birgitta Debenham - 10 Tiny Teddies

 Joe Bennison - Night Owl by the light of the silvery moon

Marijke Van Welzen

Joanna O'Neil - A tale worth telling

Just a few of the quilts by the tent makers of Cairo

Hope you have enjoyed my pics. Details of all our workshops and retreats, my secure online store specialising in quilt backing fabric and longarm quilting service can be found on my website -