Lisa Watson Blog

This weekend I’m in Nottingham at LUSTRE x

By lisawato / November 4, 2019 /


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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Chilly mornings & cooler nights. Wrap up warm!

By lisawato / October 21, 2019 /

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

By lisawato / September 30, 2019 /

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 /
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!

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 /

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 /

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;

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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A Cornucopia of Quilts

By lisawato / August 5, 2019 /

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;

Apologies for not including all the exhibitors details with these images, as I always am drawn to the visuals. Find more quilts details on Festival of Quilts & The Quilter’s Guild websites.

Enjoy your week, whatever the Great British summer weather x

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Do you want to be kept in the loop?

By lisawato / August 5, 2019 / 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 every 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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I’m exhibiting at CLOTH#19 Edinburgh on 3rd&4th August…

By lisawato / July 22, 2019 /

I’m so pleased to be part of Cloth#19 this year. It’s a win, win for me as I’m enthused to be part of this quality textile show at the Dovecot Studios which is an outstanding venue in Edinburgh where I am also getting to see&stay with my folks!

I’m super excited to be part of CLOTH#19

See you there x

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