Stitchtopia! Tokyo Quilt Festival here we come

Japanese quilt

This month, we’re daydreaming of Japan! Not only are our fingers busy foundation-paper-piecing Kawaii Hexies (inspired by issue 37’s free cover book),but we’re also planning a trip to see the best of Japanese quilting, and we can’t wait! We’ve joined forces with Arena Travel to take you on a once-in-a-lifetime textile tour of Japan, led by expert Janice Gunner…. Continue reading

Fabric swoon! All about ombre

Ombre quilt

There are few things that make us happier in life than fabric shopping, so we’re starting a new blog series to showcase some of the hottest fabrics that are brightening up our world. To kick start the collection, we’re going rainbow bright with the Ombre collection by Vanessa Christenson for Moda. It’s one of the… Continue reading

#Make2Share Challenge

Have you heard of the Make2Share Challenge? It’s all about crafting for friends and here at LP&Q, we can’t think of a better excuse to get making!   You can read the official rules on the Make2Share website, but the basic idea is: Pick two friends Copy and paste the Make2share Challenge below on social media Make something… Continue reading

Starting your own Modern Quilt Guild chapter in the UK

One of our regular contributors, Jo Avery, is the founder of the Edinburgh chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild. She’s put together a post for us explaining how she went about it for any of you modern quilters who would be interested in getting involved in your area. The Modern Quilt Guild developed out of… Continue reading

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2015

Whatever your craft, The Knitting & Stitching Show 2015 is the definitive event for anyone with a love of stitch and crafts. With a huge range of supplies and workshops one offer (not to mention the amazing textile exhibitions for visitors to peruse) it really is a date for your diary!   Hosted at glorious… Continue reading

Meet the makers!

The Handmade Fair 2015

We’re counting down the days until  The Handmade Fair – a chance to get inspiration from the UK’s top crafters, like LP&Q favourite Zeena Shah. Coming this September to Hampton Court Palace, The Handmade Fair 2015 is a prime opportunity to shop ’til you drop, treat yourself to a slice of something sweet, and share… Continue reading

Festival of Quilts 2015

Join us at the event for UK quilters – Festival of Quilts, for inspiration, shopping and more!   Coming this August (6th–9th) to NEC Birmingham, it’s sure to give your quilty mojo a boost (and you might even add to your stash along the way!) This year Love Patchwork & Quilting are running a series… Continue reading

Come sew with us!

Hexie Hoops by Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine

Join Love Patchwork & Quilting and The Makery for an introduction to our fave technique, English Paper Piecing, and make a super-cute Hexie Hoop!   What are you doing on Thursday 16th July? Fancy joining team LP&Q (and the lovely folk from The Makery) at John Lewis, Oxford Street? We’ll be whipping up one of… Continue reading

Show roundup: Pour l’Amour du Fil

Jessie Fincham messyjessecrafts.blogspot.com

We’re huge fans of the now iconic La Passacaglia Quilt – so how could we miss the opportunity to speak to the designer herself?   The La Passacaglia Quilt is just one of many gorgeous to be found in Millefiori Quilts by Dutch quilt designer Willyne Hammerstein. Her work has captured the hearts of modern… Continue reading

The La Passacaglia Quilt

DOWNLOAD STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO FUSSY CUTTING EPP La Passacaglia Quilt Rosettes made by Alexandra Luenz using Cotton+Steel fabric. Pattern from Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein

Have you seen the La Passacaglia Quilt? If not, you’ve either been living under a rock (still been quilting and hoarding fabric, obviously) or are so busy making one that you’ve forgotten what it was you started in the first place. Here’s a crash course in the what, where, why and how! Once you’ve had… Continue reading