Lisa Watson Blog

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

By lisawato / January 16, 2021 / 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 this year, 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.

P.S If you are thinking of giving an extra special gift of a bespoke patchwork quilt for the festivities, please bear in mind that it will take from 6 to 8 weeks to stitch, so now really is the time to book in with me. Ta x

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Here are a few of my favourite things…

By lisawato / January 11, 2021 /

My on-line shop is always open for special gifts, to treat a loved one or yourself.

And if any excuse were needed to wrap up warm in a truly unique patchwork quilt or add a colour pop of colour with my Made in GB cushions to brighten any dull day, now is the time you can truly indulge in some delicious cosy cosseting at home.

P.S If you have any bespoke patchwork quilt commission queries, just contact me.

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Feature on By Lisa Watson in my Local Chorlton Open Up Magazine

By lisawato / January 8, 2021 /

It is thrilling to have an article on By Lisa Watson (That’s Me!) included in my Local Chorlton Open Up Magazine Jan-Feb 2021 Thank you to Linsey and her team for the article x

Cheesy grins

Featured article

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By Lisa Watson (That’s Me!) is now open for 2021

By lisawato / January 4, 2021 /

New Years Wishes to you & yours and although we just cannot predict the future, here’s hoping for more cheery and sociable times…

By Lisa Watson is open for 2021…

My on-line shop is always open for special gifts, to treat a loved one or yourself.

And if any excuse were needed to wrap up warm in a truly unique patchwork quilt or add a colour pop of colour with my Made in GB cushions to brighten any dull day, now is the time you can truly indulge in some delicious cosy cosseting at home.

P.S If you have any bespoke patchwork quilt commission queries, just contact me.

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Happy Holidays & Best Wishes for 2021 x

By lisawato / December 18, 2020 /

It’s been a crazy year…All I wish to say is I am truly thankful to have been kept busy stitching this year and thank you to everyone who has supported By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) throughout 2020 xx

By Lisa Watson is now closed for the festivities (my online shop is always open though!) and I’m looking forward to enjoying spending time (in a socially distanced way) with my family&friends. Happy holidays to you too.

Happy Holidays 2020 x

Onward to 2021, I re-open on Monday 4th January and my on-line shop will have lots of cosy January offers for you.

Festive Wishes to you&yours and all the best for 2021 x

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Ho!Ho!Ho! Last Festive posting date at By Lisa Watson is Friday 18th December!

By lisawato / December 14, 2020 /

With Christmas just around the corner, buy unique gifts unavailable anywhere on the high street. My on-line shop is always open and the final Festive posting date is Friday 18th December…

Festive Gifts ideas

Click to browse By Lisa Watson (That’s Me!) collection of 100% British made quilts, cushions & more for your home. This festive season is a great opportunity to support artists and makers by buying unique gifts for your loved ones – or pamper yourself with thoughtful festive treats to add a colour pop to counteract any dreary day, as well as keep you warm and cosy during wintry weather…x

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Festive Gift Ideas Via By Lisa Watson

By lisawato / December 2, 2020 /

Hard to believe this time last year I was still busy enjoying traversing the country attending festive fairs…

GNCCF online

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair online, took place a couple of weekends ago. However, you can still browse and shop via this link. With over 150 exhibitors to buy from, (including me!) it was/is a perfect opportunity to get all your Christmas shopping completed in one magical online marketplace. Not only will you be buying something special for your loved ones, but you’ll also be helping to support makers during the pandemic.

I’m also really looking forward to being back at Alty Mkt (with real people!) again this Sunday 6th December for my last festive fair this year, so if you are in the locality do come and say hi

Enjoy your week, keep warm, take care & onward x

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Rufus the cat or Rosa the dog? Decision please?

By lisawato / October 5, 2020 / 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) and without mentioning the C word specifically….the festivities are creeping up on us and before you know it…just saying…x

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Chilly mornings & cooler nights. Wrap up warm!

By lisawato / September 21, 2020 /

Is your heating on now? Mine is! I’m notoriously nesh which goes right against my celtic roots, but might explain one of the reasons for my passion for authentic British textiles. If any excuse were needed to wrap up warm in a sumptuous Harris Tweed Quilt now the chilly mornings & cold nights are here, now is the time you can truly indulge in some delicious cosy cosseting at home.

I have three beautiful & bright Harris Tweed Quilts currently in stock and these are now being offered at the best price of £290. So treat yourself or a loved one while stocks allow.

Enjoy your week, keep warm & onward x

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We are officially in autumn now that September is here…Right?

By lisawato / September 5, 2020 /

NEW Houndstooth Reversible Wool Blankets 100% British Made

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 marvellously problematic British weather which like many Mancunians I can be ever so slightly obsessive about (the weather&Manchester!) However, quilts and blankets 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!

Rufus the cat keeps cosy in a quilt

Rufus the cat keeps cosy in a quilt

With cosy autumnal days cuddling up in a quilt or blanket in mind, I am super excited to be taking my quilts (cushions&more!) to Altrincham Market this Friday 25th and Saturday 26th September Saturday. I hope to see you there x

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By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) is part of Artist Support Pledge

By lisawato / April 27, 2020 /

You can find By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) offerings @lisawatso

Generosity is Infectius

Generosity is Infectious

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists have found themselves without work, teaching, technical support and gallery work. Exhibitions and sales have disappeared. In an attempt to help alleviate some of this stress artist Matthew Burrows has instigated the ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE #artistsupportpledge
The concept is a simple one. Artists post images of their work, on Instagram what they are willing to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping). Anyone can buy the work. Every time an artist reaches £1000 of sales, they pledge to spend £200 on another artist/s work. This spirit of mutual support and generosity is enabling artists to maintain a vital income stream at a time when most sales channels have disappeared overnight.

To make a pledge, post your work with the #artistsupportpledge and follow the # to see everyone else’s work. Keep updated on new opportunities and announcements @artistsupportpledge Repost and tell your friends, colleagues and collectors. Let generosity be infectious.
#supportartists #covid19 #coronavirus #livegenerously #makersupportpledge #artistsoninstagram #artistsupportpledge

You can find By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) offerings @lisawatso

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Find Me at GNCCFonline: Christmas Edition 21-22 Nov 2020

By lisawato / November 9, 2020 /

Houndstooth Blanket NEW for 2020

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair online, will take place over the weekend of 21-22 Nov 2020 and, with over 150 exhibitors to buy from, (including me!) it promises to be the perfect Christmas shopping experience, all from the comfort and safety of your home.

This is a perfect opportunity to get all your Christmas shopping done early. Not only will you be buying something special for your loved ones, but you’ll also be helping to support makers during the pandemic.

GNCCFonline is live at www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk from 9am, Saturday 21st November and is on all weekend until midnight on Sunday 22nd November!

Support makers and buy something you love x 

 

P.S A huge thankyou to all the lovely customers who shopped at #gnccfonline To all the artists and makers who took part and to @AnnMarieGNCCF and @AngelaMannGNCCF for all their hard work organising the event You can still browse and shop via the link @NorthernCraft

 

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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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