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Ticket Giveaway for the Festival of Quilts & More!

By lisawato / June 21, 2019 / 0 Comments
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

kantha quilt inspiration from India

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

he 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?

Well worth a visit!

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 29th & Sunday 30th June and then again 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 pleased 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 x

And as ever, there’s lots going on at Quilt Towers. Visit my website for more info x

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 x

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Festival of Making & Father’s Day Gifts

By lisawato / June 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

A win win, as I will be back at the Hopeful&Glorious Makers Market, as part of this years Festival of Making on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th.

Such excitement, last year when I was featured on a Maker’s Film and I sold a blanket to Patrick Grant of Great British Sewing Fame! Check out what’s on offer, as there is so much to see&do and off course lots of fun to be had for all.

Sunday 16th June is also Father’s Day and here at By Lisa Watson there are lots of madeinGB unique gift ideas for your favourite older man from Folklore Fabric Ties to one of a kind Harris Tweed Patchwork Cushions or delicious British Made Heirloom Wool Blankets. Order on-line or see you at The Festival of Making Makers Market to buy a Father’s Day gift for your old man on (Saturday 15th or) Sunday 16th June. x

 

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Pop-Up Palm House in Sefton Park, Liverpool this May Bank Holiday

By lisawato / April 26, 2019 / 0 Comments
Thrilled to return again to the fun&friendly Pop-Up In The Palm House on the May Bank holiday weekend on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th May.

I’m thrilled to return again to the fun&friendly Pop-Up In The Palm House on the May Bank holiday weekend on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th May. Catch up with you there x
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Find out What’s Happening, What’s On and What’s New at By Lisa Watson;

By lisawato / April 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’m excited that we are weaving NEW Folklore Fabric this summer, adding wool and silk into this limited edition cloth to create an even more luxurious and exclusive fabric. More details to follow…

In the meantime, take advantage of NEW on-line prices for current Folklore Fabric lengths, (and my British Blankets) which are now only available exclusively at By Lisa Watson.

The Folklore Fabric 60cm scarf length is available in several delicious colourways. New prices of £55 per scarf. Longer 2m lengths also available
The Folklore Fabric 60cm scarf length is available in several delicious colourways.

New products and new prices at By Lisa Watson:

The latest addition to our genuine Harris Tweed products all stitched By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) are our NEW Harris Tweed patchwork clasp purse – one of a kind and 100% British made -only five available. Ideal as a unique evening bag or as a colour pop to your outfit any time of the day.

NEW product; Harris Tweed patchwork clasp purses - one of a kind and 100% British Made
NEW Harris Tweed patchwork clasp purses

As ever, I am looking forward to attending lots of forthcoming fairs this summer and will be adding these onto my What’s On Page as bookings are confirmed.

Current highlights include returning to the fun&friendly Pop-Up in the Palm House in Liverpool on the bank holiday weekend; Sat 4th & Sun 5th May.

I will also be back at the brilliant Festival of Making Maker’s Market on Sat 15th & Sun 16th June. Such excitement, last year when I was featured on a Maker’s Film and I sold a blanket to Patrick Grant of Great British Sewing Fame!

I’m next at the fabulous Altrincham Market on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th March. Hope to see you there x

By Lisa Watson quilts and blankets on display at Contemporary Textiles Fair, including new Vintage Liberty and Tana Lawn patchwork quilt
Me with my quilts & blankets on display
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Here’s What’s On, March Events at By Lisa Watson;

By lisawato / March 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

There’s lots happening in March at By Lisa Watson;

https://www.bluepatch.org/

Find my Made in GB textiles for your home here!

Blue Patch’s Original Sustainable Department Store runs at The Whitworth Art Gallery from 12th to 31st March.

If you can, do come along to the preview evening on Thursday 14th March between 6&9pm.

 

http://www.landmarkartscentre.org/events/exhibitions-and-fairs.php#e190322

Find me on Stand 35

Find me & my Made in GB texiles for your home on stand 35 at the Contemporary Textiles Fair on 23rd & 24th March.

This is a new show for me and I am excited to be part of it. As you know, 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 several preview tickets for Friday 22nd March to pass on, so just get in touch if you would like one?

 

chatting to a visitor at GNCCF18 http://www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk/homepage-gnccf.aspx

GNCCF18

I’m looking for to European Summer beginning on Mothering Sunday, Sunday 31st March when I’m next at the fabulous Altrincham Market. (I’m also at Alty Mkt on Sat 30th too!)

Look out for my Folklore fabrics, unique Quilts & one of kind Harris Tweed patchwork cushions, plus lots more Made in GB textiles for the home to brighten up your interiors, as well as keep you warm & cosy. See you there?

 

P.S For the 2nd year I am taking part in the enjoyable @joannehawker#marchmeetthemaker challenge on Instagram, so if you have a moment do check out @lisawatso for my daily updates…

Happy March everyone x

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Hurrah for February

By lisawato / February 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Hurrah for February – January is now over!

Still a bit chilly out there though…
Hope you have been taking care in the wintry conditions and keeping warm?

BIG Fair Isle patterned knitted blanket

BIG Fair Isle patterned knitted blanket

As promised By Lisa Watson on-line shop has lots of new delicious February offers for you. All my blankets are currently reduced so you can snuggle up and keep cosy in a Made in GB blanket. Which one will you choose?

Fair isle made in GB knitted woollen blanket

Fair Isle made in GB knitted woollen blanket

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 x

Enjoy your February – whatever the weather…

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Here are a few of my favourite things…Mother’s Day Gifts

By lisawato / January 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

Find more Mother’s Days Gifts at By Lisa Watson

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Scotland’s Trade Fair 20-22nd Jan 2018

By lisawato / January 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’m away up to Glasgow for Scotland’s Trade Fair opening on Sunday 20th until Tuesday 22nd January.

By Lisa Watson is excited to be taking our unique one of a kind 100% British made Harris Tweed cushions & more to Scotland’s Trade Fair at the SECC. Find us on stand E83 Every cushion is distinctive and unique, made up from a combination of all the Harris Tweeds and backed with British velvet or my Folklore Fabric. Which one will you choose?

Harris Tweed Patchwork Cushions, 100% British made & One of a kind.

By Lisa Watson is excited to be taking our unique one of a kind 100% British made Harris Tweed cushions & more to Scotland’s Trade Fair at the SECC. Find us on stand E83

If you a trade buyer seeking British handmade loveliness for the home, Click for my By Lisa Watson Line Sheets SECC 2019

Onward…

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Happy 2019 and here’s to our hopes, dreams & wishes for the New Year

By lisawato / January 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Looking onto Dalgetty Bay in the Firth of Forth in the Kingdom of Fife.

Atmospheric view looking out from St Bridget’s Kirk in Fife.

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…

Hand made unique distinctly British Harris Tweed quilt

Hand made unique distinctly British Harris Tweed quilt

By Lisa Watson re-opened today and our 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 raring to go following the festive hols, sometimes cosying up in a quilt is also much needed…

Unique Quilt Commission

A monochromatic patchwork quilt for Rachel & Joe.

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.

I’m next with my local creatives at Altrincham Market on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th January. Maybe see you there?

More tempting offers to follow in February. Until then, onward to 2019…

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Happy Holidays

By lisawato / December 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

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.Onward to 2019, we re-open on Monday 7th 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 20-22 January 2019. Find us on stand E83

I’m next with my local creatives at Altrincham Market on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th January 2019! Maybe see you there?

Festive Wishes to you&yours and all the best for 2019 x

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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.

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This cute retro quilt fits a king size bed and has a denim blue backing.
Just the perfect quilt for snuggling up in on autumnal days.
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This is a work in progress...
A wedding quilt for a couple who like to travel, plus references to all their random likes from penguins to surfing. 
This quilt has autumnal vibes in its colours & printed cotton, as chosen by the soon to be married couple. Not long now, they tie the knot on 30th October, so better get back to stitching... Find more details on my one of a kind bespoke commissions on my website
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