Thursday, 18 August 2016

Quilters Guild Launch new Heritage Fabric Range

The Quilters’ Guild has now launched the first of the Elizabeth’s Dowry collection fabrics, inspired by one of the quilt treasures in The Quilters’ Guild Collection, the Mariner’s Compass Coverlet (1820 – 1829).

It always attracted interest from the quilting community not only because of its historic design, but because it is one of the few items in the Collection where the provenance is known.
The new line, including 23 stunning fabrics and a complete Mariner’s Compass panel, will be introduced in August and available in quilt shops worldwide at the beginning of October 2016.

“The Quilters’ Guild Collection is a wonderful source of inspiration for quilt makers, designers and researchers throughout the world. This collaboration with Marcus Fabrics and Karen Styles represents an exciting new direction for The Quilters’ Guild and it’s only fitting that we should start the journey with the motif of the mariner’s compass at centre stage”, said Chris Gatman, Chief Executive, The Quilters’ Guild.

You can read more about the fabrics at the guild's site  HERE

Friday, 5 August 2016

Off to the Festival of Quilts?

So, who is off to the Festival of Quilts at the NEC next week?  Don't forget to keep an eye out for the two of our graduates, Cheryl Edwards and Moniek Hulsebos, who are in the final 10 competing for the Quilters Guild Bursary Prize.  We wish them both the very best of luck. To find out more about visiting the FOQ, go to their website at

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

We are now partnering Janome sewing machines exclusively

We're really pleased to be able to start this page off with some excellent news - we're now partnering Janome, the world’s largest manufacturer of domestic sewing machines. Most of you will have heard of them, but how much do you really know about them? A couple of  factoids to entertain your friends below:

  • Janome is famed for the quality and reliability of its products and was the first company to produce a multi-coloured embroidery machine for home use and still leads the world in this advanced technology field. 
  • Janome UK was established in 1969 as New Home Sewing Machine Co Ltd and changed its name to Janome in the mid 1990’s. Operating in nearly 200 retail outlets throughout the UK, Janome is the No1 choice of brand by independent retailers and department stores.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Awarded an Excellence in Coursework C&G commendation

Sylvia Cavanagh's work was put forward by her tutor for a excellence commendation and we're delighted to say that she received it. As well as Sylvia's work you can also view the completion galleries for many of our recent students at this link

Monday, 21 September 2015

Ruby Seppings Blog

Every wished embroidery would erm...get out of the dark ages?  It's not so much the techniques that can look dated, but the way they are used.  Ruby Sepping's blog is on a quest to bring embroidery bang up to date and is well worth taking a look at here  RUBY SEPPING BLOG

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Ten Plus Textiles Exhibition

If you're looking for something a little different over the next few weeks, why not visit the Ten Plus exhibition?