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

5 things to look out for at Festival of Quilts

Magna Carta - Quilts

Here at TQ towers, we’re counting down the days next month’s The Festival of Quilts. The four day quilt lovers’ extravaganza will take place across four days, from 11th to 14th August at Birmingham’s NEC. If you’re planning a visit, there’s a lot to pack into your days at the show (the fabric shopping alone can distract you… Continue reading

5 of the best days out for quilters

The Threadhouse Quilting retreats

We all know there’s not much better in life than enjoying some quality time at home with our sewing machines and yards of fabric & pins spread out on the table, ready to enjoy some QST (quality sewing time). But we quilters aren’t always solitary creatures; sometimes it’s fun to get out and share our… Continue reading

Come along and meet our editor Jenny

Festival of quilts 2016

Fancy meeting our editor Jenny and getting the inside scoop on what it’s like to have the best job in the world, editing quilting magazines? Jenny will be hosting a fabric-tastic talk and Q&A at this summer’s Festival of Quilts in Birmingham and she can’t wait to meet you! You can catch Jenny’s talk, ‘What Does the… Continue reading

Festival of Quilts 2015 highlights

Janette Chilver Festival of Quilts

We were absolutely overwhelmed by the talent and design prowess on display at Festival of Quilts 2015. The curated galleries contained quilt designs by much-loved names such as Philippa Naylor and Gloria Loughman, plus plenty of new talent in the graduate showcase area, as well as areas dedicated to artists from Russia, Mexico, Australia and… Continue reading

Come visit us at Festival of Quilts 2015

We’re making our debut at Festival of Quilts 2015 alongside our sister magazine, Love Patchwork and Quilting – come and visit us at stand number 6. As well as a chance to chat to the team and pick up some cheap subscription deals, we’ll be hosting a number of lectures and workshops. Jenny Fox-Proverbs (editor… Continue reading