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Valerie's Blog

New Video Layout

August 28th, 2015

We have recently upgraded and improved our video system on the website, as some of the eagle eyed amongst you may have spotted. It will also help those of you who may have recently experienced difficulties seeing the videos, caused by browser updates.

For those of you unsure about the new controls, here's a picture to help you, but if you still need help just click here to contact Juliet with your queries.


To try to keep you in touch

August 26th, 2015

Here is a lovely comment from one of our viewers:

Hi, as a member of this brilliant club , I would love to win this month's giveaway prize Thank you so much for your hard work, it is much appreciated. It keeps us in touch with the quilting world.
Kind Regards

and it is what we aim to do -

So keep watching for more from Jennie, Angela Daymond, Paula Doyle and myself as we share new workshops and some of our favourite things.

AND we plan to be more active on all those social platforms everyone keeps talking about - Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook ! - just to keep in touch more.

To mark or not to mark- that is often the question

August 14th, 2015

We are talking about quilting here;  and I have always thought that if I can avoid adding any marking lines to my quilt that's the best option - nothing to remove and therefore worry about.

However in today's world and if, like me, you can't draw, then marking can become necessary and there are many marking pencils and pens and chalks on the market for us to choose from - the latest of which are the Frixion Pens.


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They , like all markers come with a but... so before you use them be well informed.…/frixion-pens-all-you-need-to-know/

Here is a link that gives you lots of that so you can make an informed decision.

Happy Quilting.!

Festival of Quilting 2015

August 10th, 2015

Back home, exhausted but happy after five full days at Festival helping Isa at Creative Quilting on H17 ; always great to catch up with everyone and everything  and see so many wonderful quilts - and not all of them entered into the competition - there is always so much inspiration on the stands too.

Sadly I failed to take a camera that had any power (!) but that didn't stop me shopping both for myself (threads and fabric)  and for !!-


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so keep an eye on the shop for LOTS of new products from lots of our contributors, which include Angela Daymond; Janet Clare; Lina Patchwork; Lorna Bateman; the return of Mandy Shaw and a lovely new pattern from Kjersti Smith featuring Dinosaurs.

Dates for next year are: 11-14th August (so slightly later than this year)

Magna Carta Quilts on display at Guildford Cathedral

July 31st, 2015

Paula Doyle joined myself and the boys from Communicate TV and showed us round the finished quilts -they are really amazing.   8 of them plus a backing mosaic representing the River Thames.


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Sponsorship is still needed so if you would like to have a square embroidered, click here for more details.

The film will be coming to the website shortly.

The quilts meanwhile will be moving on to Southhill Park in Bracknell and then on to Houston Texas for the Quilt Market in October.

To keep up with it, just go to their website.

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Product of the Month October 2015

Autumn Colourshott 10" squares from Oakshott
Autumn Colourshott 10" squares from Oakshott.

21 x 10" squares of fabric in wonderful autumn colours that blend together.
Free P&P in the UK in October 2015 PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription.

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Book of the Month

Christmas All through the House by Chris Malone

Christmas All through the House by Chris Malone

21 fun and easy projects for the Holiday Season. Free P&P in the UK in October 2015

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