Lisa Watson Blog

Harris Tweed quilt draped seductively over bed….

By lisawato / January 30, 2014 /

My friend Laura is selling a renovated house on Clyde Road in Didsbury, Manchester. Laura decided she needed some exceptional photos of her property, so asked her photographer friend; Malcom Birkett to take some.

Laura's bed

Fabulous styling of one of my Harris Tweed quilts. Thanks Laura and Malcom. And a big up for friends. x

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Home is-in the North; Launching at Halle St. Peters on Saturday 26th April, 11am – 4pm

By lisawato / January 21, 2014 /

Home Is In The North

I’ve just signed up to a new event by Social Butterfly; Home Is…’ A travelling pop-up event that hosts a unique collective of independent interior designers and boutique homeware brands in core UK cities including Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.

Home Is In The North

Launching at Halle St. Peters on Saturday 26th April, 11am – 4pm, the event will strongly focus on working with new start-ups who are local to the area and are looking for an exciting and innovative way of bringing their designs to a consumer market.

More info at; http://www.eventsbythesocialbutterfly.com/events/home-north/

It’s a date for your diary then and I’ll see you there, if not before. x

P.S Rachael from Social Butterfly recently visited the homewares and accessories show; home-london  and here are her musings onit innit;

http://www.eventsbythesocialbutterfly.com/inspiration-trip-home-london/

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Jo Bradbury wedding photographer will be at Bride, the wedding show at Tatton Park on 1-2 Feb 2014

By lisawato / January 20, 2014 /

My talented and glamorous friend; Jo Bradbury, is a wedding photographer and will be at Bride, the wedding show at Tatton Park, Cheshire on 1-2 Feb;

Photo: I will be exhibiting at the Tatton Wedding Show on 1st and 2nd February (this is the premier wedding show in the North West) and I have 10 complimentary tickets to give away, message me if you are interested!

https://www.facebook.com/JoBradburyWeddingPhotographer

Incidentally, all the fabulous images of my quilts have been taken by Jo and Jo will be showing my yellow velvet quilt on her stand at Tatton; as modelled here by Rufus the cat;

quilt&cat3(However, all the photos of cute Rufus and my yellow velvet quilt were taken by his owner Mike, also a wedding photographer. See previous post; http://lisawatsonquilts.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/model-of-the-day-is-rufus-the-cat/

I don’t wish to confuse you, but I do wish to be honest!)

A British made Harris Tweed and velvet quilt is just so an ideal wedding gift in 2014 for brides and grooms. x

And, if you are getting married in 2014, visiting Bride, the wedding show at Tatton park on 1-2 Feb is an ideal starting point for arranging your big day.

And,  if you do go to Bride, don’t forget to say hello to Jo, at stand 224, as well. x

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Open Call for British Designer at Liberty of London

By lisawato / January 17, 2014 /

Can it really be only a week since the Open Call for British Designers at Liberty of London.

I really enjoyed the event, had lots of fun with my queue buddies and got to pitch my quilts to Ed (the MD) and Julie (head of the Liberty Christmas shop who suffered a bauble crisis).  So thrilling to see all the lovely characters from the C4 Liberty show. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/liberty-of-london

Ed liked the bold orange and hot pink with purple tartan Harris Tweed quilt best!

webpic6See all the drama on my twitter feed; https://twitter.com/lisawatso/media

 

On another note, just added my shop link onto my website, so do check my quilts out on folksy at; http://folksy.com/shops/stitchpics

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My Quilts are on the Britipedia website!

By lisawato / December 18, 2013 /

Just seen my listing on the Britipedia website;

http://www.britipedia.co.uk/directory/369/quilts-by-lisa-watson/

Quilts by Lisa Watson

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Business Name: Quilts by Lisa Watson
Product description: A limited collection of traditional heirloom quilts with a contemporary twist.
Company profile: Lisa’s first collection of quilts is being stitched now in Manchester from gorgeous Harris Tweed and Luxurious velvet. Completely Hand Made in Britain with all fabrics and trimmings supplied by British firms.
Location: Greater Manchester
Quilts by Lisa Watson

Britipedia is part of the Bradshaw’s campaign for Buying British and you can find more about them and their championing of British manufacturing and goods at; http://britishfamily.co.uk/

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Quilts showcased in cheshiremums magazine

By lisawato / December 10, 2013 /

A mention in cheshiremums. http://www.cheshiremums.com/ How cool is that?

cheshiremumsPick up your free copy of our winter edition at Waitrose stores across Cheshire, and Marks & Spencer Handforth Dean, Macclesfield, Warrington, Chester, Widnes and Cheshire Oaks, Legoland, Manchester, The Trafford Centre (Creche and Play area), Tatton Park, Booths, Knutsford, all libraries in Cheshire West and East, Hoopers department store, Wilmslow, shops, cafes and children’s venues across Cheshire, South Manchester and surrounding areas. Email [email protected] for subscription details.

Download the winter issue (2.7mb PDF)

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Make it British Quilts

By lisawato / December 5, 2013 /

My quilts are now showcased on the Make it British website. Fabulous!

Make It British - Logo

Go to;http://makeitbritish.co.uk/directory/british-products/home/home-textiles/quilts-by-lisa-watson-824.html

and if you are tempted to buy, and I hope you are; there’s a 5% discount on all my quilts at Make it British http://makeitbritish.co.uk/ until the end of the year.

Today the wintry weather is being particularly lousy, so wrapping up in a cosy quilt and hibernating at home is just what is needed.

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Snug as a bug – in a quilt!

By lisawato / November 25, 2013 /

Here is my cute little devil (note red eye!) Iona snug as a bug – in my quilts!

https://www.quiltsbylisawatson.co.uk

The best wintry sun and frosty morning walking the dog earlier on Chorlton Ees, http://www.spottedbylocals.com/manchester/chorlton-ees-nature-reserve/ but blimey was it nippy. Now wrapped up cosy in a quilt whilst tap, tap tapping at my computer.

Lx

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Why Making It British Matters: Lisa Watson’s Story

By lisawato / November 20, 2013 /

Such excitement, my quilts have been featured in an on-line article for; Prowess 2.0 Women in Business

Here’s the link; http://www.prowess.org.uk/why-making-it-british-matters

QuiltsbyLisa

Lx

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New website-New home page

By lisawato / November 18, 2013 /

Oooohhh, the excitement, my new website home page is up and running.

Check out; www.quiltsbylisawatson.co.uk

There’s a cold snap forecast for this week, so a quilt is just the thing to keep you cosy;

wrapped up

A quilt will warm your body and comfort your soul. 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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