We have survived the Beast from the East twice now, so I really hope Spring has now finally sprung?
To celebrate the Spring Equinox and the clocks going forward, my original summery cotton patchwork quilt is now on sale, reduced from £185 to £135
The original cotton double bed size patchwork quilt came about as I wanted to extend my range of quilts and provide an lighter cotton quilt, ideal to keep any nighttime chills at bay, while have the perfect combination of summer patterns stitched into a traditional strip quilt. The original summery cotton patchwork quilts with seaside stripes or English roseprint on the reverse will brighten up your bed, sofa, deckchair, loveseat, swing or veranda!
So why not treat yourself or a loved one to a new quilt?
A quilt will warm your body and comfort your soul.
Have you heard of the March saying
In like a Lion, out like a lamb?
This seems particularly prosaic with the Beast from the East currently rampaging throughout Britain.
Rufus the cat (lion?) does not need any excuse to wrap up & keep cosy in a quilt. I do hope you are keeping warm&safe too?
This weekend I am braving the elements to take part in a celebratory Walk for Women for International Women’s Day 2018 to mark 100 years of the first women winning the right to vote.
Prior to starting By Lisa Watson, I worked in arts&education and among many exciting projects, I created this Banner with over 300 women at an International Women’s Day celebration in the beautiful Gorton Priory in 2010. The banner is now on display and can be seen at The People’s History Museum in Manchester as part of Wonder Women 2018
All the best to you&your fabulous women on International Women’s Day on 8th March.
& not forgetting on Sunday 11th March it is Mothering Sunday…
This month, as well as stitching new orders, I’m getting organised and booking up my 2018 fairs.
I enjoy being part of makers fairs across the country. The atmosphere is always lively and it’s fun to talk to fellow makers & attendees. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to talk&purchase. Visit my What’s On page for my forthcoming fair dates.
Look out for my Folklore fabrics, unique Liberty patchwork quilts & one of kind Harris Tweed patchwork cushions, plus lots more home accessories to brighten up your interiors, as well as keep you warm & cosy.
See you soon x
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It’s now over five years since I started making authentically British quilts, cushions & more for your homes. It’s has been and is an adventure. I’m passionate about Made in Britain and quality products made to last, so I am pleased to link with the following;
Blue Patch sell inspiringly fine things – made in Britain and is a sustainable marketplace for UK design, ethical fashion, eco-furniture, green gifts, organic & fair trade food. Here is a blog post by Blue Patch on Why I do What I do…
Rheged is a Lake District attraction located near Penrith who are my longest stockist for my one of a kind Harris Tweed patchwork cushions.
You can also find me and find out where my next show is by visiting my What’s On page.
See you soon & Onward to the day…
Happy Chinese New Year!
One of the many things I enjoy about Manchester is that it is great at embracing its diverse population and this weekend there are celebrations for Chinese New Year 2018. I will enjoy the buzz in China Town on Sunday, and make the most of the delicious food on offer, but I’m not so keen on big crowds, so my top tip for watching the amazing dragon dance without the melee, is to drop into Manchester Art Gallery for the best view on Princess Street.
2018 is my Chinese zodiac year, the Year of the Dog
What Chinese zodiac sign are YOU?