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See what our retreaters have been up to

December 2nd, 2018

A weekend away with Paula Doyle and Jennie Rayment can keep a group of quilters very busy and enjoying themselves - See what they got up to last weekend and if you're tempted come and join us at a retreat in 2019

Next year Jennie's teaching Octagons in March 2019 -click here for details and she's back in November 2019 with Paula - Jennie will be teaching the Lone Star Medallion Quilt and Paula will be Stashbusting - click here for details Be quick though - places go quickly

Paula's Easy Stack Quilts - here are some before and after's





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Fanadoo! Fancy Fans and a Floral Fabrication - as you can see lots of beautiful creativity in Jennie's class


For details on all our retreats for 2019 - Click here


Woodland from Makower

November 21st, 2018

This range of 16 fabrics shows charming woodland creatures tiptoeing silently through the forest and meadows.  There are rabbits, deer and hedgehogs, plus co-ordinates with leave,s seed heads and floral prints.

Valerie took the fabrics and to create this charming quilt using a pattern from Makower, designed by Lynne Goldsworthy a while ago.


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There is another  free download pattern from Makower also designed by Lynne Goldsworthy to go with this range - here is the link to the free page which shows lots of patterns. -

Dragonheart range of fabrics from Makower

October 30th, 2018

This range of fabrics has heroic knights and firebreathing dragons in fun bright designs and colours.


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Valerie made a very simple little quilt using the Bright Hope style block (which is easy to cut but has a partial seam technique to create the twist) .

Makower have a free downloadable pattern which takes the fabrics to create an easy sew-tidy whose central motive is a very majestic castle (made with fused applique).

Kimono by Makower

August 13th, 2018

This is a vibrant range of Japanese inspired fabrics printed with metallic gold detailing on a cream and dramatic black background.


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Valerie has used the range of 10" squares as they are - no additional cutting required - and then created this interesting (but simple) sashing from strips of black and gold with gold squares acting as cornerstones. 
If you like the sashing, then Valerie used in in her Modern Pieced Hearts quilt, so you can find the workshop notes there.

This Kimono  range should be in your quilt shop now; it comes with an co-ordinating panel and instructions for a reversible quilt, designed by Lynne Goldsworth of for Makower which you can find at

Little Sweethearts from Makower

August 12th, 2018

This delightful range of fabrics comes in pink (and blue) and is printed in soft tones of reds, pinks and  creams with pretty floral designs, perfect for quilts and handmade projects for the home.  Another super collection from Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts


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- and the accompanying pattern called Dear One - is available as a free download from the Makower project page.

Valerie will also be featuring how to make  this in a workshop due for release 28th Dec 2018

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Book of the Month - January 2019


Little Traveller by Simone Gooding

10 small felt intrepid explorers and 30 little travel accessories to sew.Free p&p in the UK for the month of January 2019

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Product of the Month - January 2019

5_blue-check-bundle-5-fat-quarters-jc-edit 5_brown-check-bundle-jc-edit Check Fabric Bundle from Creative Quilting 5 Fat 1/4's of stripey and plaid style fabrics available in 2 different colourways. Product of the Month for January 2019 so free p&p in the UK for January PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription

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