Lisa Watson Blog

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!

https://www.quiltsbylisawatson.co.uk/whats-on-forthcoming-events/

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

See you there x

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Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair – Sheffield – This Weekend!

By lisawato / July 8, 2019 /
https://www.quiltsbylisawatson.co.uk/whats-on-forthcoming-events/

A new fair for me this year I’m excited about being part of

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Ticket Giveaway for the Festival of Quilts & More!

By lisawato / June 21, 2019 /
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 /

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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Find out What’s Happening, What’s On and What’s New at By Lisa Watson;

By lisawato / April 11, 2019 /

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 /

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 /

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…

By lisawato / January 23, 2019 /

Find more Made in GB quilts, cushions & more for your home at By Lisa Watson

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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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