Here’s What’s On, Forthcoming Events at By Lisa Watson;
I enjoy being part of makers fairs across the country. (On 14th&15th April I was at the fabulous Pop Up Palm House in Sefton Park, Liverpool, on only a day after I returned from a trip of a lifetime to Japan!) The atmosphere is always lively at fairs and it’s fun to talk to fellow makers&attendees. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to talk&purchase. Here are some forthcoming fair dates for your diary…
I’m next at Altrincham Market on Sunday 29th April, Sunday 27th May & Sunday 24th June 2018
On Saturday 2nd June I’m excited to be at Liverpool Cathedral for Open Culture’s Summer Arts Market 2018
I’m thrilled to be exhibiting at this years Heatons Art Trail on 7&8 July
Visit my What’s On page for more of my forthcoming fair dates.
More news to follow shortly of my new blankets being woven for me at John Spencer (Ian Mankin is their delicious fabric) in Lancashire, ready in time for Handmade Edinburgh this August.
If you wish to find out more of what I am up to day to day, and see pics from my Japan trip, as seen here, just follow me on social media @lisawatso on twitter&instagram or find me at By Lisa Watson on facebook
See you soon x
One of a kind bespoke quilt commissions are always welcome.
If you wish me to make you a quilt from cherished old clothes, or from your own special stash of fabric, I can work with you to design a quilt to the size&style that fits you&your home. I can also stitch a quilt (-floor cushion-tent-laptop cover-you decide) as a special gift to celebrate a significant event, or I can make a personalised quilt just for you or for a loved one.
Recent bespoke commissions have included; stitching a Harris Tweed patchwork quilt backed with William Morris’s classic print; The Strawberry Thief; a baby patchwork quilt and a 70th birthday celebration quilt using memorable fabrics provided by friends and family. Click the page links to view unique quilt commissions including Memory quilts, Baby quilts, Wedding quilts and Harris Tweed patchwork quilts
Here’s to the bank holiday Easter weekend x
This cute Easter bunny was designed&drawn by my daughter!
We have survived the Beast from the East twice now, so I really hope Spring has now finally sprung?
To celebrate the Spring Equinox and the clocks going forward, my original summery cotton patchwork quilt is now on sale, reduced from £185 to £135
The original cotton double bed size patchwork quilt came about as I wanted to extend my range of quilts and provide an lighter cotton quilt, ideal to keep any nighttime chills at bay, while have the perfect combination of summer patterns stitched into a traditional strip quilt. The original summery cotton patchwork quilts with seaside stripes or English roseprint on the reverse will brighten up your bed, sofa, deckchair, loveseat, swing or veranda!
So why not treat yourself or a loved one to a new quilt?
A quilt will warm your body and comfort your soul.
Have you heard of the March saying
In like a Lion, out like a lamb?
This seems particularly prosaic with the Beast from the East currently rampaging throughout Britain.
Rufus the cat (lion?) does not need any excuse to wrap up & keep cosy in a quilt. I do hope you are keeping warm&safe too?
This weekend I am braving the elements to take part in a celebratory Walk for Women for International Women’s Day 2018 to mark 100 years of the first women winning the right to vote.
Prior to starting By Lisa Watson, I worked in arts&education and among many exciting projects, I created this Banner with over 300 women at an International Women’s Day celebration in the beautiful Gorton Priory in 2010. The banner is now on display and can be seen at The People’s History Museum in Manchester as part of Wonder Women 2018
All the best to you&your fabulous women on International Women’s Day on 8th March.
& not forgetting on Sunday 11th March it is Mothering Sunday…
This month, as well as stitching new orders, I’m getting organised and booking up my 2018 fairs.
I enjoy being part of makers fairs across the country. The atmosphere is always lively and it’s fun to talk to fellow makers & attendees. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to talk&purchase. Visit my What’s On page for my forthcoming fair dates.
Look out for my Folklore fabrics, unique Liberty patchwork quilts & one of kind Harris Tweed patchwork cushions, plus lots more home accessories to brighten up your interiors, as well as keep you warm & cosy.
See you soon x
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