Click on link for details of Beetlefelt Studio Taster Day on 31st May

23 Apr

http://www.beetlefelt.co.uk/files/taster_day.html

Snowdrop lanterns with the National Trust

23 Apr

 

 

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I seem to have been distracted (by tweeting) from blogging for a couple of months, but that of course this doesn’t mean I haven’t been up to lots of magical making. Best of the recent makes includes working with a group of truly lovely Year 4 pupils from St Mary’s Primary in Manchester when we worked alongside Sean, the National Trust Urban Gardener to make some snowdrop lanterns back in February. The lanterns marked the start of a commemorative WW1 project to plant 100,00o snowdrop bulbs throughout Manchester this autumn. Follow Sean at; https://twitter.com/NTUrbanGardener

Happy Returns Swap Party 2014

15 Jan

 

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Come and join in a thoroughly enjoyable community event. I’m looking forward to supporting my friend Lea on her paper making workshop. See you there then x

Ugandan Quilt

8 Jan

In between all the festivities, I stitched a quilt;

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My friend Rachel supports the work of Pastor Alfred Adundo and the NGO he runs; Macedonian Vision Africa (MVA) in Jinga, Uganda. MVA works with the people in Masese, a slum on the edge of Jinga. Part of the project involves running a vocational tailoring course for young women in Masese. The idea is that we set up a community co-operative linked to the tailoring course, employing the young women to make Ugandan quilts which will be then sold via my quilt business. This lost wax fabric sample quilt, made from fabric produced at a local factory, is the first step of that process. I’m hoping 2014 will not only be exciting time for my own British Made quilts, but also the start of a Jinga community quilt making co-operative.

I’ll let you know how we get on…..

 

http://www.quiltsbylisawatson.co.uk

 

 

 

Made any New Year resolutions Yet?

31 Dec

It’s that exciting time of of year end, and on the cusp of a new one. If you fancy learning a new practical skill in 2014, check out;

http://www.beetlefelt.co.uk/index.html for lots of ideas.

 

PS There’s always excellent tea, chat and home made cake as well, as part of every workshop. What’s not to like.

Make it British Quilts

5 Dec

Make it British Quilts

My quilts are now showcased on the Make it British website. Fabulous!

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Go to;http://makeitbritish.co.uk/directory/british-products/home/home-textiles/quilts-by-lisa-watson-824.html

and if you are tempted to buy, and I hope you are; there’s a 5% discount on all my quilts at Make it British http://makeitbritish.co.uk/ until the end of the year.

Today the wintry weather is being particularly lousy, so wrapping up in a cosy quilt and hibernating at home is just what is needed.

Mandy and Lara do patchwork and quilting

4 Nov

Such a pleasure to work with Mandy and Lara at the Beetlefelt studios on another Patchwork and Quilting series.

A month of Monday evenings stitching and chatting and learning new skills, as well as drinking tea and eating cake are definitely a couple of enjoyable hours well spent.

 

And for all of you tempted there is a new patchwork and Quilting series running at Beetlefelt Studios in February, as well as an Appliqué series running in March. Go to http://www.beetlefelt.co.uk/workshops.html to book onto these workshops.

Hope to see you there. Lx

My quilts are being made now!

26 Sep

Here’s a link to my lisawatsonquilts wordpress blog;

http://lisawatsonquilts.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/my-quilts-are-being-made-now/

For more information on my new quilt collection; Lisa Watson quilts

More quilt information to follow v.shortly. Lx

 

 

WOW-The Festival of Quilts

9 Aug

Just been inspired, and then some by the array and skill of quilts on display at The Festival of Quilts today;

http://www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/

A new Harris Tweed quilt-what do you think?

31 Jul

Just had some sample quilts stitched and the ideal excuse, if one was needed, to combine this gorgeous golden Hardy’s velvet with Tinsmith’s Bukotta and off course more distinct Harris Tweed woven by Callum. I just can’t get enough of Harris Tweed….