Graduate Story: Christine Smith – Patchwork

Christine Smith completed our Skill Stage 3 Patchwork and Quilting course towards the end of last year. She has kindly shared her experience of the course and what she has learned. I have been a founder member of my local quilting group, Campden Quilters, for several years and was always very interested (and …

Stitch Craft Books For Stitching Enthusiasts

Yes we’ve been at it again. We’ve trawled the internet, read reviews and marvelled longingly at the stunning images, to bring you our latest list of the most recent book releases. With this list, we’ve tried to cover every subject we offer here at the School of Stitched Textiles. So, …

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 …