Bring on Autumn! EPP, fat quarters & fairytale quilts here we come

German quilt trip Marktplatz_Goslar

If it wasn’t for the fact that we love curling up for cosy Autumn nights of quilting, we’d be a bit sad that summer’s almost gone here in the UK. But there’s something about Fall that brings with it the promise of new quilting adventures. The new school term brings with it a surge in… Continue reading

Festival of Quilts 2017: 8 quilt trends you have to try!

Festival of Quilts trends Anna Galvin

Did you make it to this summer’s Festival of Quilts here in the UK? We were lucky enough to spend a few days at the show (the quilts! the fabrics! our extended quilting family!), but if you couldn’t make it then check out our round-up of some of our highlights of the emerging quilt trends to watch… Continue reading

Happy days! Anna Maria Horner is coming to town

Anna Maria Horner

One of our biggest quilt crushes is here in the UK and we’re just a *bit* excited! Anna Maria Horner always inspires us to push our quilting to the next level, and she’ll be sharing her quilting tips and tricks on Sewing Quarter TV this week…

We’re buzzing about Scottish quilting

Eidos quilt

We’ve known for a while that the quilt scene in Scotland is hot stuff (as our post last year revealed on the work of the Edinburgh Modern Quilt Guild, founded by our regular contributor Jo Avery). Now we’ve come up with a way for you to explore the awesomeness of the Scottish quilting scene for yourself – take a… Continue reading

The quilt everybody’s talking about

We were lucky enough to make it over to Houston earlier this week for Quilt Market, and we had a blast! Among the many beautiful quilts on display, we couldn’t help but stop a while to admire The Millefiori Quilts exhibit. La Passacaglia is one of our most popular blog posts ever, and one of the most talked about… Continue reading

5 things to see at the European Patchwork Meeting 2016

European Patchwork Meeting

This month sees one of our favourite gatherings of the international patchwork community – the European Patchwork Meeting 2016 in eastern France. Starting on 14th September, the 5-day meeting is set to see an impressive 1200 quilts on show, with 38 exhibitions and 30 courses on offer for visitors. Over 22,000 quilt fans are expected to… Continue reading

Sneak peek! What to watch out for at The Handmade Fair

Handmade fair skills workshop

This weekend we’ll mostly be busy making the most of the sunny weather here in the UK by getting our EPP on in an array of outside venues from beaches to beer gardens. But while we’re not wishing the summer away, we do confess to counting down the weeks until the return of The Handmade Fair… 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

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