Lisa Watson Blog

Gone, But Not Forgotten…

By lisawato / August 1, 2022 /

It’s August, so I am using this quieter (?) month to update my website, making it more user friendly and even more eye-catching

This means editing of text&images and enjoying reminiscing on past By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) made in GB Quilts, Cushions and more for your home

Folklore was a collection of multi functional cloths inspired by traditional universal patterns. Sadly all my Folklore Fabric lengths are now sold, (although I am in discussions with Richard R Smith to weave more), but there are still a few FF cushions available. The visual story of Folklore, can be found here; https://uk.pinterest.com/lisawtextiles/folklore-fabric/

I have just one BIG Fair Isle design Knitted British Woollen Blanket remaining, but woven blankets are available!

And, I have SOLD numerous Patchwork Quilts in the last couple of years, so just keep stitching more…

Of course there are lots of Quilts, Cushions and more in stock, with new additions being added all the time. My on-line shop is always open and if you have any bespoke quilt or Harris Tweed patchwork cushion queries, just contact me.

Hope your August is okay x

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Summer holidays and Here’s What’s Happening, plus Forthcoming Events at By Lisa Watson (that’s me!)

By lisawato / July 12, 2022 /

Hurrah for Summer and holidays

I’m not attending any fairs this July and August, although I am still working, stitching bespoke patchwork quilt commissions and making new stock in readiness for the autumn (and the festivities!)

But, I’m looking forward to being back at my local weekend market; Altrincham Market on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September. (I will then be at Alty Mkt every month until the Christmas festivities commence)

It’s exciting to be back again at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Victoria Baths in Manchester from 13-16 October (I’m also part of GNCCFonline Christmas Edition : 3-4 December)

I’m really thrilled to be part of  The Joshua Tree Arley Hall Christmas Shopping Spectacular from 15th to 17th November

More dates and venues will be added shortly to my What’s On page when confirmed…

 

Of course my on-line shop is always open and if you have any bespoke quilt or Harris Tweed patchwork cushion queries, just contact me.

See you soon x

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Did you know I stitch one of a kind bespoke quilt commissions?

By lisawato / July 8, 2022 / Comments Off on Did you know I stitch one of a kind bespoke quilt commissions?

One of a kind bespoke quilt commissions are always welcome.

I am truly thankful to have been busy stitching quilts for the last couple of years, as I am fortunate that I have a attic studio at home I work from.

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; working on a monochromatic quilt in cooling cotton for the summer, stitching a hard-wearing Harris Tweed patchwork quilt backed with William Morris’s classic print; The Strawberry Thief for a boy to grow with and a patchwork memory quilt stitched from Rory’s clothes. Click the page links to view unique quilt commissions including Memory quiltsBaby quiltsWedding quilts and Harris Tweed patchwork quilts

Onward…& do get in touch to discuss your quilt commission ideas further.

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Here comes the summer…

By lisawato / June 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Here comes the summer…

Hurrah for sunshine and the summer.

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.

By Lisa Watson makes&sells authentically 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. Onward… x

 

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Rufus the cat or Rosa the dog? Decision please?

By lisawato / May 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Rufus the cat or Rosa the dog? Decision please?

Whose the biggest star for modelling my gorgeous British made Harris Tweed and velvet patchwork quilts?

Don’t make me make a decision on this…

Sadly, neither Rufus or Rosa are included with my quilts…BUT my quilts& are an extra special gift for a loved one (or yourself)…if an excuse were needed x

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Do you want to be kept in the loop?

By lisawato / April 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Do you want to be kept in the loop?

Keep yourself in the loop and up to date with developments at By Lisa Watson by clicking on the link & subscribing to my mailing list

I send out a one page eye catching Mailchimp newsletter (no more than once a month) which includes all the latest news, what’s coming up at quilt towers and off course a heads up on any forthcoming special offers.

You can also find out about By Lisa Watson forthcoming events by visiting my What’s On page.

So, do click on the link & subscribe to my mailing list Onward…

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By Lisa Watson Featured in Woman&home March Magazine!

By lisawato / February 15, 2022 /

 

By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) feature in Woman&home magazine

I am Super thrilled to be featured In Woman&home March issue
It’s all about my small Made in GB textile business
And particularly my Patchwork Quilt Commissions
Thank you to Kim for the article
And the talented Jo Bradbury for the images
Plus, my entrepreneurial friend the Laura for loaning her home for the photoshoot
So appreciative
Happy Day ☺️

P.S Find me on p34&35

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FESTIVAL OF QUILTS TICKETS GIVEAWAY

By lisawato / June 26, 2022 /

I have been given 5 pairs of tickets to give away for The Festival of Quilts

(18th – 21st August 2022)

The organisers will not be issuing paper tickets. Winners will be emailed a link to register online with a unique code per pair of tickets. Winners will receive e-tickets by email. Visitor safety is paramount and Immediate Live’s Covid commitment is available to view at https://www.immediatelive.com/our-covid-commitment/

The Festival of Quilts is Europe’s leading patchwork and quilting event, and this year’s event offers some spectacular highlights, including work by internationally-acclaimed artists Michael A. Cummings and Danny AmazonasAfrican-American Quilts from the Cargo Collection at the International Quilt Museum, and quilts from the Roderick Kiracofe Collection. There will be 700 competition quilts, an extensive programme of workshops, Academy classes, talks and lectures, 200+ specialist craft retailers, and a Product Stage offering top tips and advice from brand ambassadors, experts and quilting VIPs.

FOQ21

Quilters from around the world descend on the NEC for The FoQ to display their awesome quilts, network and celebrate all things quilts. I love visiting this show, as it’s just the tonic of colour, pattern and textures to inspire and motivate. Some quilts delight, some are more challenging, or thought provoking, all are beautifully executed in stitch and cloth. These quilt pics are from my visit to last years FoQ.

Interested? Send me your name & e-mail address by midnight this Friday 1st July when this giveaway closes.

Please note that no printed tickets will be issued.

P.S Do forward this to your friends too!

Bon chance 😉

 

Thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway which has now closed. The winners have now been notified

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Treat Your Old Man – Father’s Day Gift ideas at By Lisa Watson

By lisawato / June 8, 2022 /

Sunday 19th June is Father’s Day and here at By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) there are lots of madeinGB unique gift ideas for your favourite older man from comforting Harris Tweed Hot Water Bottle Covers to one of a kind Harris Tweed Patchwork Cushions or delicious British Made Heirloom Wool Blankets.

My on-line shop is always open, so you can browse and shop via the link x

P.S Free GB P&P!

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Combat any Cooler Weather by Cosying up in a British Made Lambs wool Blanket

By lisawato / May 31, 2022 /

These quintessentially British Blankets are woven in Lancashire, measure 200 by 150cm, so look great on a double or king-size bed, as well as being an ideal sofa throw, or warming outside cover up, to keep at hand to combat any chills, if the weather does throw us a curve ball…

There are 3 designs In 3 new colourways;
My Houndstooth reversible blanket is now available in Morel and Bleached White colourway (with a Mustard Mead blanket stitch edging)

Sea Holly and Silver (with a Quince blanket stitch edging) are the contemporary colourways for my latest BIG Fair Isle design blanket

AND my 3-D Tumbling Block Blanket come in an Olive and Ash Colourway with a Turf edging

If you have any questions on my blankets, just contact me. I guarantee my lambs wool blankets will keep you cosy and you will enjoy them for many years.

Find your new blanket here

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Pop Up In The Palm House Spring Market – see you there?

By lisawato / May 13, 2022 /

See you there?

I’m thrilled to be part of the Spring Market for the fun&friendly Pop-Up In The Palm House this 20th & 21st May.  Click the link to catch up with you there x

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Testimonials

Thanks to @lisawatso for the most fabulous quilt ever. Isn’t it gorgeous!!! And in my favourite colour…Green!
@CMBoggianno – June 9

I bought Lisa’s ‘sunshine yellow velvet and subtle blues, browns and greys Harris Tweed, quilt. Just love the fabrics, colour combinations and the workmanship is superb.
DAI-AN CRAIG – AUGUST 20

Oh my, my, my! Lisa, what a beautiful thing you create! They are heavenly beautiful! Simply, I am glad I came across your work and brought them!!!
KAORI LAIRD – SEPTEMBER 3

I am so pleased with my beautiful quilt. The colours are lovely and they tone in really well with our bedroom colours.
MARION – NOVEMBER 15

Lisa is very proud of her quilts and justifiably so. I have never seen any like them, photos do not do them justice.
GEOFF & NICOLA – SEPTEMBER 5

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