Lisa Watson Blog
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) and without mentioning the C word specifically….the festivities are around the corner…just saying…xRead More
Personally I love autumn
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!
With cosy autumnal days cuddling up in a quilt in mind, I am taking my quilts (cushions&more!) to several markets and shows in the forthcoming months. Check out my What’s On at Quilt Towers page for more details. I’m next at Altrincham Market this Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September See you there?Read More
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; 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 a dads collection of shirts. Click the page links to view unique quilt commissions including Memory quilts, Baby quilts, Wedding quilts and Harris Tweed patchwork quilts
Onward…& do get in touch to discuss your quilt commission ideas further.Read More
If you are curious as to how to learn about Patchwork & Quilting, I am pleased to be running a can do taster Patchwork & Quilting workshop at Altrincham Open Studios on Sunday 8th September from 10-4pm, priced £55. Click here to book.
In this taster Patchwork & Quilting workshop Lisa Watson (that’s me!) will introduce you to hand stitched patchwork & quilting techniques and throughout the day talk through how you can develop your P&Q further at home, by hand, or on a sewing machine.
Takeaways from this days workshop are a hand-stitched patchwork pin cushion and a suffolk puff brooch. Lots of useful hand outs are provided, as well as all the materials. However, if you are a sewer, please do bring your sewing kit and fabrics with you to use for a truly personalised approach.
Bring a packed lunch for an half an hour break at midday. Tea and coffee and cake will be provided throughout the day.
Only 6 people max for this workshop, so book your place early.Read More
A cornucopia of quilts were to be found at The Festival of Quilts 2019 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. Some quilts delight, some are more challenging, or thought provoking, all are beautifully executed in stitch and cloth. Here are my quilt highlights;
Enjoy your week, whatever the Great British summer weather xRead More
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