We are in the process of finalising the workshop list for the 2014 Fat Quarterly Retreat (taking place over the weekend of 18-20 July in central London). Lessons include hand piecing, hand quilting, free motion quilting, foundation paper piecing, speed piecing, screen printing, knotting, getting your patchwork into print, starting and running a successful craft business, learning SEO to improve traffic to your blog or website, lampshade making, quilt maths and many more. But before we finalise the list, please let us know what classes you would most like to see at this year’s retreat. And if you haven’t bought your tickets, yet, you can find them – and more information – here.
It’s beginning to look a lot like … OK it’s 15 January so it’s a bit early to be talking about the fact that, here at Fat Quarterly, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. But it is. We’re planning projects with Solstice by Kate Spain.
25th and Pine by Basic Grey
And Winter Wonderland by Bunny Hill Designs. I have the Winter Wonderland project and already have one or two ideas inspired by a biscuit tin. I’m thinking a row by row Christmas quilt and this red and white line is pretty much perfect for that.
And what about you? Beginning to think about your next Christmas quilt or is it a little too early for that?!
My New Year’s resolution is to make a dent in my scrap bins. They are overflowing out of control and taking over my sewing space. So this year I will be trying my hardest to use up as much as I can…
To help those like me wanting to get to the bottom of their scrap bins, issue 16 is all about scraps.
Here are some more sneak peeks…
from Instagram http://instagram.com/p/h_iIp5NXt_/
from Instagram http://instagram.com/p/h_2Zy6q5ih/
The next Fat Quarterly book, Quilt Color Workshop, is coming soon. It’s so exciting when, after months of work, preparation and gruelling pattern proofing, the first glimpse of a new book appears on the Amazon bookshelves. As the title suggests, this book is all about colour and choosing colour schemes for your quilts. The front cover is a colour wheel quilt designed and made by Brioni and quilted by Trudi Wood, a modern British quilter / longarmer. The book doesn’t come out until spring so we’ve got a bit of a wait to go before we can hold it in our hands. But suffice to say, we’re very excited about this one and hope you will be too.
The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles Project Manager, part-?time 22.5 hours per week
£23,000 per annum (pro rata)
Talking Quilts: Saving Quilters’ Stories is an exciting oral history project of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles, the national membership organisation for people involved in patchwork and quilting. The project is funded for three years by Heritage Lottery Fund. It aims to record, preserve and share the stories of quiltmakers in the UK by engaging with volunteers.
We are seeking to appoint an energetic and committed project manager. Responsibilities include working with quilters and volunteers, Administration and financial management. Experience with oral history and digital recording and an interest in textiles preferred. The role is home-?based and involves travel to The Quilters’ Guild offices in York for meetings and project administration and travel throughout the UK whilst working with volunteers.
Closing date: 5.00 pm on Thursday, 30 January 2014
Please visit www.quiltersguild.org.uk and follow the link for the
Talking Quilts project to read more about this exciting new role.
For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy New Year to all of you from the three of us; Tacha, Brioni and Lynne. Sadly due to commitments, John left Fat Quarterly after the retreat this summer so we are now three running the magazine and London retreat. On the first day of every quarter we start to whirr into life getting ready for the upcoming issue. The next issue is going to be all about scraps and we have some beautiful projects coming into the editing team. We tend not to reveal sneak peeks until the issue is ready to be released but here is one image of one part of one of the projects going into the next issue.
And, for those of you who are already booked or thinking of booking for the retreat this summer, we look forward to meeting you! We are currently finalising the teaching timetable which we will publish as soon as possible so you can start to think about which classes you would be interested in taking.
We are still finalising the class program for the Fat Quarterly Retreat which takes place in London next summer over the weekend of 18-20 July. Here are some of the teachers we will have for you and we will bring you the finalised teacher and class list in the new year. In addition to Tacha, Brioni and me teaching, we have:
Amy Smart: US quilt blogger extraordinaire, resides at Diary of a Quilter. I’m soo excited for Amy to be coming over to the retreat this year.
Have you made anything from Fat Quarterly? Make sure to let us know if you do. Post images to instagram using the hastag #fatquarterly or post a photo in the Fat Quarterly Flickr Group or you can even email us directly with your photos.
The pattern is “Flexi Pouch” by Tacha Bruecher and can be found in Issue 14 – the Summer Issue.
from memmons on Instagram http://instagram.com/p/hgTdqiJzLz/
Samonsa Wristlet by Shruti