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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.

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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