Lisa Watson Blog
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
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.
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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
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…
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.
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 xRead More
There’s lots happening in March at By Lisa Watson;
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.
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?
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?
Happy March everyone xRead More
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?
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?
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…Read More
I’m away up to Glasgow for Scotland’s Trade Fair opening on Sunday 20th until Tuesday 22nd January.
If you a trade buyer seeking British handmade loveliness for the home, Click for my By Lisa Watson Line Sheets SECC 2019
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…
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…
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…Read More
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