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Extra Texture

Extra Texture

Delia Salter has fun with pleating, tucking, couching and fraying.

Leominster in Bloom

Leominster in Bloom

In 2007, a group of ladies in Leominster decorated the streets of their hometown with a brilliant display of quilted banners. Wendy Rulton tells us all about this fantastic achievement.

Spring clean

Spring clean

Ideas for quilts straight from the cleaning cupboard by Marion Haslam

Babs' Sampler Quilt Beauties

Babs' Sampler Quilt Beauties

Babs, the designer of last year's Singing Garden Block of the Month series, is an established quiltmaker, designer and teacher. She teaches a regular class of talented students on her Sampler Course at Garstang Patchwork Quilters, many of her pupils have gone on to win major prizes at national level with competition versions of her Sampler Quilt. Here's a small selection of some of those winning quilts, and a couple we should keep our eyes out for in future.

Second PP Postcard Swap

Second PP Postcard Swap

Our second postcard swap is now complete!

A Quilt That Binds Us

A Quilt That Binds Us

Abbeyfield unites for the making of their birthday quilt, by Joanna McShane.

A stitch in time

A stitch in time

Loch Lomond Quilt Show's new website sets its own design standard

Our First PP Postcard Swap

Our First PP Postcard Swap

Last November, a few members of our forum decided to start a postcard swap. Now for the first time, you can view our work in one easy page!

Bolsita!

Bolsita!

That's "little bags" to you and me! Come and visit the lovely shop I found on my last trip to York.

Tessellations

Tessellations

Lesley Coles has been fascinated by tessellation since her children were small and has developed her own style where the patterns tessellate across the quilt surface.

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Jayne Hill goes back to her roots, working with the simple square.

Plus Ca Change

Plus Ca Change

Tradition, innovation, and imagination - they all meet in quilting's changing patterns, as Alison Schwabe explains.

Velvet Underground

Velvet Underground

Barbara Howell describes her use of a beautiful, yet often neglected fabric. Delving into her past works of art, she also gives suggestions for use, in the hope of bringing velvet back from the underground

Different By Design

Different By Design

Gillian Cooper spent a weekend demonstrating patchwork techniques at this textile exhibition in the capital

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Quilting for a good cause.

Fabric Houses

Fabric Houses

Gillian Cooper explains how to turn your house into a masterpiece in fabric

Inspired By Art Deco

Inspired By Art Deco

When Gillian Cooper was asked to demonstrate her work at the V&A she was thrilled until she realised she knew very little about Art Deco.

Quilts of Ensanche

Quilts of Ensanche

Davina Thomas finds that inspiration for patchwork was under her feet all along.

History in the Making

History in the Making

Jane Rae explores Irene MacWilliam's Events of the Year hangings.

Metrification

Metrification

Gillian Cooper weighs up the imperial versus metric debate.

Top 5 Design

Inspired By Art Deco

When Gillian Cooper was asked to demonstrate her work at the V&A she was thrilled until she realised she knew very little about Art Deco.

Designs from Moroccan decorative art

Kay Whittle looks at Islamic design sources for patchwork and quilting

Cushion Capers

We've all been watching Kirstie Allsopp on her Handmade Britain tour this autumn. Her prizewinning patchwork cushion inspired quite a lot of debate, and a challenge for forum members. Take a look at what we got up to here!

2013 ATC Swap with Carol

Find out your swap partner and see all this year's ATCs in the album here.

Spring Journal Quilt Swap

We thought we'd cheer ourselves up with a bit of spring sewing to distract us from the rotten spring weather!

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