We are officially in autumn now…Right?

We are officially in autumn now that September is here…Right? Personally I love the leaves turning, the brisk mornings and warm sunny days at this time of year. Of course, this is an ideal version of the marvelously problematic British weather which like many Mancunians I can be ever so slightly obsessive about (the weather&Manchester!). However, quilts come into their own in autumn and as well as brightening up a room with a colour pop of colour on the back of the sofa, or as a eye catching runner at the end of a bed, now you can start using them too!

My 100% Made in Britain quilts are stitched to last with iconic Harris Tweed and sumptuous velvet, trimmed in quintessential British prints. My quilts are heirlooms to pass on and as they are stitched in limited numbers they are also truly unique. Click to see my full quilts(cushions&more!) collection

With cosy – hygge autumnal days cuddling up in a quilt in mind, I am taking my quilts (cushions&more!) to several fairs in the forthcoming months. Check out my What’s On at Quilt Towers page for more details.

This time last week…

It was my first visit to Burghley Horse Trials last week and it didn’t disappoint. The Country Living Makers Marquee and my stand within it were ideally situated for excellent viewing of the eventing on Saturday. As it was just me manning my stall throughout, I didn’t have any opportunity to investigate the site, but I was kept up to date with competitor developments as thankfully a fellow exhibitor Claire knows what’s what and who’s who in eventing.

And in between the highly enjoyable activity of people and dog watching throughout the four days, I had some excellent chats with exhibitors & visitors, and made some sales. Thank you to all my Burghley customers.

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 The Manchester Vintage Fashion & Textiles Fair 2016 on Sunday 11th Sep. I am also booked in for BluePatch Fair on 1st Oct in Dulwich Village and HandMade Edinburgh 28-30 Oct.

See you there x

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