We had lots of lucky winners in our August competitions, here you can meet two of them, Sandra and Chris.
Chris from the Isle of Man won our Moda Sampler Tin August Join Prize. She sent me two a lovely photo of her latest cot quilts, I'm sure they will both be well received and loved!
Chris says, "I have only been doing patchwork for a short while and I joined a short course at our local college last autumn."
"Since then I have just completed 3 cot quilts in the Sleepyheads Flannel fabric (all these relations having babies at the same time...) ."
"I went to the FOQ in August, it was the first time I have ever been and I thoroughly enjoyed it - the choice of things to buy is great as living on an island can limit this although the local shops do try and stock as much as they can.
I met a good crowd from Southern Ireland in the hotel who were very friendly and helpful."
Sandra from Darlington won the "Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Flowers" book earlier in the month, she was delighted to win a prize and told us a little about her quilting.
"I have been quilting for about 5 years and started as an
absolute beginner joining a local club to find a hobby that would help
me deal with the stress at work. And it worked and 5 years later a
manic quilter emerged.
I attend a quilters group in Darlington and we meet every Monday and
also arrange a UFO day every 6-8 weeks on a Saturday."
"I'm currently working on a charmed bag which I hope to have finished
for the Festival of quilts for the anticipated spend, spend, spend,
using Amy Butler fabrics.
I'm also working on a large king size quilt made up of a centre block
arranged on points with corral blocks and fight blocks making up the
remainder of the quilt using American civil war style fabric.
I have also just attended a landscape workshop run by Sally Holman
which was fabulous so busy making up the frame for the seascape I did
which will be a wall hanging for my hall."
You could be a winner in one of our latest competitions, visit our Competition
page to see what prizes we've got on offer today.