5 top tips for the best beginners patchwork books

I’m often asked to recommend books for someone just starting out, so in no particular order, I’m going to list what I think are the best beginners patchwork/quilting books – hope you enjoy my selection!  They’re all available from amazon uk –  if you want a closer look just click …

The Modern Quilt and Quilters

I’ve just been looking at some of Pauline Burbidge’s work – she has just put up a one person exhibition at the International Quilt Study Centre and Museum (IQSCM) in Nebraska, USA. It will run from the 14th October 2016 until 25th March 2017. Do let me know if you’re …

New artist-in-residence for Claydon House

Looking for something to do over the Easter weekend?  Why not visit Claydon House? A self-taught textile artist who creates ‘paintings’ by hand stitching pieces of fabric together is this year’s artist in residence at Claydon House. By the summer, Barbara Shaw will have produced seven pictures using the stately …

Quilters Guild Museum and Gallery to close

Really sad to read this today – such a shame we will lose this terrific venue for quilters. Not really the upbeat news I would have liked to impart as my last blog before Christmas. However I hope you all have a peaceful and joyous festive break and a fabulous …

Patchwork and Quilting Magazine

P&Q magazine March edition will shortly be available and it’s great to know that one of our patchwork students, Pat Hodgkinson, is featured in it.  Hope you enjoy reading about her distance learning experience when she undertook her City & Guilds course with us.  There are also some lovely photos …