From Start to Finish It started as a bag of clothes, someone’s treasured baby clothes, back in April this year and it felt very ruthless to start chopping them up into pieces. But I built up the pieces into patches and over the summer it slowly turned into a quilt, a memory quilt. It was …
The Final Countdown Has Started   With only four days to go until the Harrogate Needlecraft and Quilt Show opens at the Great Northern Showground, we are in the final stages of preparing for the show. Dates: Friday 1st – 3rd September (10 – 4.30pm) each day. It’s our first big show and there is …
(Where Joe was Brutally Murdered in 1826) This is the story of a quiet, unassuming, working man who lived in a little stone cottage in Homer Lane, near Warden in Northumberland over 200 years ago. We would probably know little about him if it hadn’t been for the way in which he tragically died, as …
Just For You I’ve talked about them for a while now but the sewing machine doorstop and bunting cushion are finally ready to book onto. I hope you like them? They incorporate a whole new set of techniques for you to learn including adding a zip, trying some applique and how to make a 3D object! Just …
Thanks to Everyone Who Supported Us It was National Quilt Day on Saturday 18th of March so we celebrated with a little tea party and we all tried some hand quilting, which everyone successfully managed. We also made £49.20 in aid of the Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal! And the raffle winners were: Chris Snowdon Lynne Oates …
It’s Been A Busy Couple of Months but we Have a Great New Service and Class For You And it’s all about bunting! Whether you want to know how to make it, or you want us to make it for you, or maybe you would just like to make your own quicker with pre-made kits, …
I love to see in a New Year as I love to plan ahead and in this job there is always a lot of planning to be done, so for the new season we’ve been working hard up to Christmas to hopefully make it a good year for you. So what’s new? We have a …
It’s difficult at the best of times trying to think of presents to buy at this time of the year, but if there is someone you know who loves to sew then maybe the Sewing Box can help you? First of all think fabric! The main reason why so many of us take up the …
It Took Two Years and Fifteen Quilters (Each With Fifteen Blocks) The challenge was set in 2014. Fifteen quilters had to make fifteen identical blocks (of their own choosing), as long as 50% of the block was of a neutral colour the rest of the design was left to our own creativity. Once completed the blocks were …
Here’s What’s Been Happening So it was only 8 weeks ago the opportunity came about to have a second room at the hall, down the corridor from the Sewing Room and it made perfect sense to make use of it to provide sewing supplies for everyone. With fabric shops being few and far between these days …
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