Happy days! Anna Maria Horner is coming to town

Anna Maria Horner

One of our biggest quilt crushes is making her debut in the UK quilt classes scene this summer! Anna Maria Horner always inspires us to push our quilting to the next level, so we’re really excited to learn she’ll be teaching a series of exclusive classes at The Village Haberdashery this August. The patchwork pro, designer and Queen of colour will… Continue reading

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

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 Big Comic Relief Crafternoon

The Big Comic Relief Crafternoon

Mollie Makes teams up with Comic Relief to bring you 132 pages packed with over 50 easy-to-make projects to raise money for Red Nose Day Dedicated to this year’s Red Nose Day ‘Make your Face Funny for Money’ theme, the Mollie Makes Big Comic Relief Crafternoon special, on sale 29 January, features over 50 easy-to-make… Continue reading