West Country Quilt and Textile Show 2017

We’ll be heading south this weekend for the West Country Quilt and Textile Show. The show is running from 1st – 3rd September at the UWE Exhibition centre. You’ll find us on stand 125, so please do pop by and say hello if you’re in the area.

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We’re really excited to be debuting our new pre-cut English Paper Piecing kits at the show. Here are a just a couple of them, Tessellated Madness and Louie’s Lattice.

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Each kit contains enough pre-cut pieces to make a decent size cushion (approx. 18″ square, depending on the pattern) and the pieces are sturdy so should be good for multiple uses if a larger project is desirable. Below is an example of the pieces for Louie’s Lattice.

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There are four blocks worth of pieces in this kit, so a cushion like this one is easily achievable in a very short space of time.

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We’ll be uploading kits to our online store after the show so keep your eyes peeled for news here if you’re not able to get to the show. Catch you soon x

West Country Quilt Show 2016

I’m busily preparing for my first trade stand at the West Country Quilt and Textile Show at UWE, near Bristol. I signed up in March in a fit of madness and since then things on the home front (family health issues) have been less than favourable but not wanting to be a quitter I’m gritting my teeth and getting on with preparations. The show runs from 11th-13th November and is open 10am-4.30pm each day. Tickets are £11 on the door but if you buy in advance from the West Country Quilt show website, using code QSA, you can save £2.

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I’ll be on stand 125 all weekend where I’ll be demoing a couple of my EPP designs and generally having a nervous breakdown. The first Quilt Now BOM quilt will be coming with me along with Kaleidoscopic so if you fancy getting a look at them close-up come and find me. A slightly more bedraggled version of me than this photo shows will be more than happy for visitors so please do stop by to say hello if you’re passing.

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Catch you soon x

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I’m planning ahead for my stand at the West Country Quilt and Textile Show and hoping that you’ll help me with a pattern dilemma. I have been contemplating writing up a comprehensive pattern for this technique sampler.

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Part of me is really keen to do it but the fatigued part of me is thinking is it worth the effort, would people actually be interested in buying a pattern for this? There are 12 techniques featured in this quilt so it would be a lengthy pattern, more like a short book really.

The techniques covered are: curved piecing, freezer paper pieced Dresden fans, bias tape vines and needle-turn applique, raw edge applique, Suffolk puffs (yo-yos), gathered patchwork hexagons, Bargello technique, reverse applique, EPP Dresdens, fast flying geese, Trapunto style bows and Crazy patchwork hearts.

So it’s over to you now, should I expend some precious energy on creating this pattern or not? Thank you in advance for your help. Catch you soon x