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

By lisawato / December 2, 2019 / 0 Comments
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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Chilly mornings & cooler nights. Wrap up warm!

By lisawato / October 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

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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Rufus the cat or Rosa the dog? Decision please?

By lisawato / October 14, 2019 / 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 around the corner…just saying…x

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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 a dads collection of shirts. 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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This Saturday 30th find me at Sale Christmas Bazaar M33

By lisawato / November 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’m looking forward to being part of Sale Arts Trail Christmas Bazaar this Saturday 30th. Find me and my friendly fellow artist folk at St Paul’s Church M33 from 10am through to 5pm. See you there x

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This Sunday find me in Liverpool at the Pop Up In The Palm House

By lisawato / November 11, 2019 / 0 Comments
Pop Up in the Palm House

WINTER MARKET  I hope to see you there x

I’m so looking forward to returning to the Sefton Park Pop Up In The Palm House in Liverpool this weekend as it’s such a fun and friendly event. If you can do come along x

 

P.S ALL forthcoming Festive Fairs can be found on my What’s On page

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This weekend I’m in Nottingham at LUSTRE x

By lisawato / November 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

 

Lustre 2019

If you love crafts that are handmade, individual and beautiful, then Lustre is a must for you

 

An eagerly anticipated landmark in Nottingham’s arts calendar, Lustre is a friendly, relaxed, contemporary craft and design market, where you can buy everything from artisan jewellery and bags to ceramics, glass and tableware AND this year By Lisa Watson madeinGB quilts, cushions and more for your home…With Christmas just around the corner, get a head start and buy unique gifts unavailable anywhere on the high street. See you there?

 

ALL By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) forthcoming Festive Fairs can be found on my What’s On page

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Find me at Mcr Art Fair 2019 this 11th to 13th October

By lisawato / September 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’m thrilled to be part of Mcr Art Fair 2019 showing & selling my original life drawings and portraits. Find me on Stand 323.

Click here for complimentary tickets and I will see you there x

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

By lisawato / September 23, 2019 / 0 Comments
Hand made unique distinctly British Harris Tweed quilt

Hand made unique distinctly British Harris Tweed quilt

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!

http://www.shop.quiltsbylisawatson.co.uk/

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 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?

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Don’t miss out on this Grand Day Out…

By lisawato / August 26, 2019 / 0 Comments
https://www.vintagefestival.co.uk/

Find me in the art-deco gem of the Midland Hotel x

So looking forward to being part of the Makers Market  again at the fun, frivolous and utterly fabulous Vintage By The Sea in Morecambe on Saturday 31st August & Sunday 1st September. See you there x

 

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Patchwork & Quilting Workshop

By lisawato / August 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

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.

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;https://www.quiltsbylisawatson.co.uk/blog/

I’m super excited to be hosting a taster patchwork & quilting workshop on Sunday 8th September from 10am to 4pm at Altrincham Open Studios

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.

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Testimonials

@CMBoggianno

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

Dai-An Craig

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.

Kaori Laird

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!!!

Marion

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

Geoff & Nicola

Lisa is very proud of her quilts and justifiably so. I have never seen any like them, photos do not do them justice.

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  • Such a fabulous venue this weekend @assembly_rooms_edinburgh 
My final festive fair of the year and it's buzzing already with folks Christmas shopping 
We are here until 5pm today
Maybe see you later?
#festivefair 
#uniquegifts
#christmasiscomin 
#justsayin
  • Good morning 
3D2D festive fair is now open for the weekend
Obligatory cheesy grin of me and my made in GB textiles 
So excited to be back in Edinburgh in the gorgeous @assembly_rooms_edinburgh on George Street
Enjoy your day x
  • Heading north this morning to see my folks 
and be part of 
3D2D festive fair 
at the fabulous @assembly_rooms_edinburgh this weekend
Car packed with all my made in GB textiles for your home 
quilts blankets, cushions & Harris Tweed galore to keep you warm & toasty on wintry nights and to brighten any dull day
Hope to see you there X
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