Dates for the Diary

This summer I have been taking my distinctly British, Handmade and unique Quilts, Cushions & More! to local Manchester Makers Markets. My next local fair is at Altrincham Market on Sunday 28th August. I am also booked in for Burghley Horse Trials 1-4 Sep, BluePatch Fair on 1st Oct at Dulwich Village and HandMade Edinburgh 28-30 Oct. See you there x

And if you wish to try your hand at stitching, I have a Patchwork and Quilting course running in beautiful Ambleside in The Lake District on Sunday 23rd October. An ideal making activity to inspire you for this autumn. Bookings are now being taken; www.georgiagravellestudio.com

A Cornucopia of Quilts

A cornucopia of quilts were to be found at The Festival of Quilts 2016 last week. Quilters from around the world descend on the NEC in Birmingham this time every year to display their awesome quilts, network and celebrate all things quilts. I visited on the opening day and it is just the tonic of colour, pattern and textures to inspire and motivate. I was particularly impressed to see my friend Maria Thomas deservedly showcased in The Fine Art Quilts exhibition. Here are some of my quilt highlights;

The Festival of Quilts is similar to the Olympics for quilters, or maybe the world athletics championships, but for quilters since it’s a yearly event! I am so proud of TeamGBs achievements in Rio. It’s addictive watching all the competitors in all these live events! Go TeamGB

Here comes the summer…

Hurrah for sunshine and the summer holidays. And if the weather does throw us a curve ball, a cosy quilt or blanket is ideal to have at hand to combat any chills during The Great British Summer.

Quilts by Lisa Watson are distinctly British, Handmade and truly unique originals. Lisa’s full collection of quilts, cushions & more can be viewed online or call Lisa on 07719359864 to discuss your bespoke commission.

Here’s to the summer, whatever the weather x

What’s Up?

Monday Motivation! Always lots to do, but where to start? It’s a mixed smorgasbord this week and that’s how I like it…I’m finishing another Harris Tweed patchwork cushion order to send out to the Harris Tweed shop at Rhegad in Penrith.

I’m working on a new Folklore Sampler Quilt with a weaving company in Darwen, Lancashire and re-ordering more of my delicious Made in Britain woollen blankets. Thankfully for Wimbledon and for us the sun is shining today, but a cosy quilt or blanket are ideal to have at hand, to combat any chills, just in case…during the Great British summer.

As ever, I am filling my calendar with lots of select fairs to showcase my Quilts, Cushions & More! This summer I am attending lots of local Manchester Makers Markets. I have been posting times and dates of these as they happen. I am also booked in for Burghley Horse Trails 1-4 Sep, BluePatch Fair on 1st Oct at Dulwich Village and Handmade Edinburgh 28-30 Oct. More details to follow shortly via my What’s On page.

And if you wish to try your hand at stitching, I have a Patchwork and Quilting course running in beautiful Ambleside in The Lake District on Sunday 23rd October. Bookings are now being taken; www.georgiagravellestudio.com

Now I’m off to take some photos of my current cushion stock for my website shop. All my cushions, as with my quilts, blankets & more are Distinctly British, Handmade and One of a Kind.

Enjoy your day whatever it entails x

Here are a Few of my Favourite Things…

Tempted?

 

#ILoveMCR

Yesterday was an eventful day. First thing we were off to the MMU degree shows, which always delight and inspire. Back in the Day I studied embroidery here. Now there is an architecturally inspiring building that houses Manchester School of Art and all the talented and creative students. I hope all the graduates take their hard work, excitement and energy from their degrees and continue to soar and succeed.

We then headed into town for the Manchester Day Parade. It’s shocking to admit, but this was our first time! The theme this year was EUREKA! an adventure of wonder, invention and curiosity. We were bowled over by the fun atmosphere and the brilliantly bonkers scientific themed parade. Manchester Day is created by local people who work with Walk the Plank’s team of skilled artists to bring their ideas to life, inspired by all things marvelously Mancunian.

Via a delicious late lunch stop in Chinatown we headed off to HOME arts complex to see the latest Studio Ghibli anime, the sweet When Marnie Was Here

An exceptional and fun day out in Manchester, even though we headed home in a downpour (so Mancunian!) which is just one of many reasons why #ILove MCR