Much excitement at quilt towers since I have been contacted by Wildside productions, http://www.wildsideproductions.co.uk/ (who create documentaries for the Spanish Ministery of Education) to participate in a programme they are filming on start up businesses. That’s English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5wHwtZQ6hU is a language teaching programme, similar in content to our educational OU programmes and will be aired on Spains TV2 http://www.rtve.es/television/la-2-directo/. Filming is on 18th September and I cannot wait!
My granny who is now 95 loves Spain and in true ex pat Brit style, along with my grandfather spent the winter months of their retirement in a finca near Alicante. So if I’m lost in translation, I shall ask my Granny, (or my kids) to translate for me when the show is aired.
Incidentally, Wildside Productions found me via a guest blog post I wrote for Blue Orchid http://www.blueorchid.co.uk/2014/07/a-quilt-will-warm-your-body-and-comfort-your-soul/ which goes to show blogging is good for you and your business.
OOhhh the excitment, I am collaborating with The Great British Banjo Company (who make a Shackleton banjo) and am stitching some Shackleton Quilts.
You might recall my previous post;
Why make a quilt of course! Following lots of discussion the final fabrics have been chosen and next week we start stitching. Huzzah. Look forward to hard wearing corduroy matched with utilitarian fabrics from totally British Ian Mankin; http://www.ianmankin.co.uk/, coupled with yes it’s my fav; Harris Tweed
To buy our distinctive gentleman explorer quilt The Shackleton please visit click http://theshackleton.bigcartel.com/product/the-shackleton-gentleman-explorer-quilt
Since starting my quilt business I have been advised by the fabulous Stuart Ridgeway at Blue Orchid (UK business start up and growth agency). Earlier this month I was asked to contribute to the Blue Orchid blog writing about my quilts; http://www.blueorchid.co.uk/2014/07/a-quilt-will-warm-your-body-and-comfort-your-soul/