Lisa Watson Blog
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
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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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
Such excitement I have been offered 5 tickets to giveaway for this years Festival of Quilts.
A cornucopia of quilts are to be found at The Festival of Quilts Quilters from around the world descend on the NEC in Birmingham at the beginning of August every year to display their awesome quilts, network and celebrate all things quilts. I find it just the tonic of colour, pattern and textures to inspire and motivate.
If you wish a free ticket, e-mail me by the 15th and I will draw from the hat the winners on the 16th July. Good luck x
The Festival of Quilts is Europe’s leading patchwork and quilting event attracting over 25,000 quilters from all over the world. The show is a celebration of quilting in all its forms, with over 300 exhibitors offering essential supplies, world-class galleries of quilts from leading international makers, 350 workshops, talks and demos plus a magnificent display of over 800 competition quilts. It is the ultimate patchwork and quilting experience.
I have also been kindly offered a discount code for followers and subscribers. The discount code is LISA19. The discount is £2 off standard advance adult/ £1 off advance concessions (£14.50 instead of £16.50 adult advance/£14.00 instead of £15.00 concessions), plus £1.95 fulfilment fee per transaction. The discount is for advanced bookings only and can be redeemed before 23:59 on Wednesday 31stAugust.
Tickets can be booked online at https://www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk/tickets/ticket-options/
or by calling 0844 858 6749 and quoting the discount code. Hope this helps?
And as ever, there’s lots going on at Quilt Towers, including stitching some bespoke quilts commissions.
I’m also taking my MadeinGB quilts, cushions and more to several summer shows, whatever the The Great British weather delights us with this year.
I’m next at the fabulous Altrincham Market on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July.
A new fair for me this year I’m excited about being part of is the Scone Game Fair, near Perth on Friday 5th July through to Sunday 7th July.
Another first time fair for me that I’m pleased to be part of is GNCCF Sheffield on Friday 12th July through to Sunday 14th July.
I’m happy to be away back up to Edinburgh to be part off #CLOTH19 at The Dovecot on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August.
Catch up with you soon xRead More