10 of the best bits from Festival of Quilts: our 2017 highlights

Seven Sisters stars quilt

The annual Festival of Quilts is one of our busiest times here on team TQ, and we love it! Now we’re home and have recovered from four days of total quilt immersion, we’ve put together this round up of our highlights from this summer’s show – for those of you who missed it…

Anyone for an Indian textile tour? *Us please!*

India textiles NEW

When we’re not busy working on our own quilts, we love to explore how textile fans around the world use fabric. So we’re excited to hear that quilting travel company Stitchtopia are planning an Indian adventure next Spring. Quilt pro Karin Hellaby will be leading the crafting and stitching trip to India in March 2018. Indian textiles are famed for their the rich textures and vibrant… Continue reading

Happy holidays! 5 quilt trips for 2017

Quilting holidays to Madeira

Brrrr it is getting chilly here at TQ towers this week! We’re keeping warm with our latest quilt projects, naturally – it’s surprising how speed machine piecing can raise your body temperature! And while we stitch the darker nights away, we’re daydreaming of fabric-themed escapes in the new year. Check out 5 of our favourite quilting holidays for 2017… If you… Continue reading

5 Quilt Market finds

Jen Kingwell and Jen at Quilt Market

In case you missed it, this week’s Quilt Market in Houston was HUGE – we comfortably managed to walk our requisite 10K steps per day and then some just looking around the booths, meeting designers and of course seeking out coffee! Here are just a few of our highlights from the show, from our favourite fabrics to a sneak… Continue reading

Guest post: Christine Chester “My quilt story”

Today we meet innovative quilt maker and textile artist Christine Chester. When she’s not busy pushing the boundaries of quilt making, exhibiting work all across Europe, teaching patchwork and making couture quilts, Christine is part of the collaborative un.FOLD group, who are set to steal the show at this Autumn’s Knitting & Stitching Shows in London and Harrogate. We’re so happy that Christine has agreed to share this… Continue reading