Lisa Watson Blog

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

By lisawato / July 14, 2019 / 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.

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 are a few of my favourite things…

By lisawato / January 23, 2019 /

Find more Made in GB quilts, cushions & more for your home at By Lisa Watson

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Spring Online Market this 16th May

By lisawato / May 12, 2020 /


I’m thrilled to be part of the Spring Online Market for the fun&friendly Pop-Up In The Palm House this 16th May.  Click the link to catch up with you there x

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By Lisa Watson on-line shop is always open

By lisawato / March 31, 2020 /

Covid-19 is affecting us all in lots of ways. All my forthcoming markets and fairs have been put on hold until this pandemic has passed and I am currently self isolating and working from home. Take care of you and yours x

And in the meantime, 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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Hurrah for February January is now over! Still a bit chilly out there though…

By lisawato / February 2, 2020 /

Hope you have been taking care in any wintry conditions and keeping warm?

If an excuse were needed to treat yourself my Fair Isle blankets are the Perfect British made gift for the other half – pal – pet – or yourself – on the 14th February, or on special calendar days,  even high days and holidays x

My BIG Fair Isle Blankets take traditional Fair Isle patterns and enlarges them for visual effect. These blankets are comfortably weighty and great to cosy up in, just like my quilts. And just like my quilts, my blankets fit a double bed comfortably at 225cm by 145cm.

BIG Fair Isle Design Knitted British Woollen Blanket

There’s always lots going on at Quilt Towers so do keep checking in on my website to see what’s happening at By Lisa Watson.

Enjoy your February x

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Cong hei fat choy!

By lisawato / January 24, 2020 / Comments Off on Cong hei fat choy!

Happy Chinese New Year!

 Anna Violet’s atmospheric MCR Chinese New Year Print

One of the many things I enjoy about Manchester is that it is great at embracing its diverse population and this weekend there are celebrations for Chinese New Year 2020. I will enjoy the buzz in China Town on Sunday, and make the most of the delicious food on offer, but I’m not so keen on big crowds, so my top tip for watching the amazing dragon dance without the melee, is to drop into Manchester Art Gallery for the best view on Princess Street.

2020 is the Chinese zodiac Year of the Rat

What Chinese zodiac sign are YOU?

 

 

 

 

 

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New Year To Dos? Patchwork & Quilting How To Workshops

By lisawato / January 9, 2020 /

If you are curious as to how to learn about Patchwork & Quilting, I am pleased to be running two can do taster Patchwork & Quilting workshops. On Sunday 16th February I will be teaching P&Q from James Donalds PickOne’s light and airy basement weave studio within the Coburg House Art Studios (www.coburghouse.co.uk/) in Edinburgh. On Saturday 7th March my P&Q workshop will be at Technically Brilliant’s light and airy gallery in Golden Square shopping centre in Warrington.

These Patchwork & Quilting taster workshop will be held from 10-4pm, priced £65. Click to book.

P&Q workshop

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 8 people max for these workshop, so book your place early.

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Happy 2020 and here’s to our hopes, dreams & wishes for the New Year

By lisawato / January 6, 2020 /

It was really lovely to have a fortnight off for all the festivities. I made myself slow down and I really appreciated the breathing space. Now I am back at work and ready to start the new year…

By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) re-opened today and my on-line shop has lots of delicious January quilt offers for you. Let’s face it January can be a trying month, so even though we are all raring to go following the festive hols, sometimes cosying up in a quilt is also much needed…And don’t forget, I also stitch bespoke quilts, so if you wish a unique, one of a kind patchwork quilt, just get in touch.

More tempting offers to follow in February. Until then, onward to the new decade x

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Happy Holidays & Best Wishes for 2020 x

By lisawato / December 21, 2019 /

I have had a great time travelling across the country to autumn&festive fairs throughout the last couple of months. Thank you to everyone who took the time to talk&purchase. By Lisa Watson is now closed for the festivities and I’m looking forward to enjoying spending time with my family&friends. Happy holidays to you too.

Happy Holidays

Onward to 2020, we re-open on Monday 6th January and our on-line shop will have lots of delicious January offers for you.

By Lisa Watson is excited to be taking our distinctly British quilts, cushions & more to Scotland’s Trade Fair at the SECC this 19-21 January 2020. Find us on stand CG54

Festive Wishes to you&yours and all the best for 2020 x

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By Lisa Watson On-line Shop Open Until 20th December…

By lisawato / December 13, 2019 /

I really enjoy being part of fairs across the country. The atmosphere is always lively and it’s fun to talk to fellow makers & attendees.

I have now taken part in all my festive fairs for the year. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to talk & purchase.

My on-line shop is still open until 20th December though…

Click to browse By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) unique collection of British made quilts, cushions & more for your home. Thoughtful & unique festive gifts to add a colour pop to counteract any dreary day, as well as keep you warm and cosy during wintry weather.

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This weekend I am at the fabulous Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh!

By lisawato / December 2, 2019 /

Find me and my madeinGB quilts, cushions & more at the gorgeous Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh this weekend for 3D2D Festive Fair.

See you there weekend 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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