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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

 

 

 

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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 shop is now open on folksy-again!

29 May

I’ve been stitching two random quilts to sell at my folksy shop. I really love folksy, the ethos behind it and of course all the fabulous makers and their products. Sooooo I thought it was high time that I reactivated my folksy shop and rejoined the community. I call these random quilts because of all the fabrics I have stitched into it-the design, I hope, is rather more considered! I had some ‘extra’ sumptuous velvet from my Harris tweed quilts to use and was inspired by the mixture of fabrics on my shelves that were begging to be stitched together. Here are some pics;

PS As I had some fabric leftover from making the quilts I have made some v.useful drawstring bags to house the quilts in when not in use-as if that will ever happen-well I hope not!

To visit my folsky shop go to; http://folksy.com/shops/stitchpics

Cheers Lx

Have quilt will travel…

4 Apr

Back in Edinburgh for the Easter weekend. Took my new collection of quilts to show the folks. My photographic skills sadly not up to Jo’s superb quilt pics, (see my previous March post) but glad my theory has been proved correct;  that the colourways and style of these gorgeous Harris tweed and velvet quilts do fit in well with the design and decor of everybodys’ homes.

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Harris Tweed and Velvet quilts-gorgeous

22 Mar

I just have to share these fabulous pictures I have just received, of my current Harris tweed and quilt collection taken by Jo Bradbury, the talented photographer; www.jobradbury.co.uk

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More details on my tweed and velvet quilts to follow shortly….