April 25, 2016Mary Menzer says:
Still winning ribbons because it's made from the best! Judges Choice ribbon at the AQS show in Padacuh.Oakshott Fabrics say:
and its thanks to our superlative designers that the fabrics get to look so good. Congratulations Mary! (and by the way fresh stocks of Autumn are arriving in May).and here is a pick of the be-ribboned Flight Path (click here to go to Mary's blogspot on the making) or download the booklet we created that contains eight makes with the Autumn Fat Eighths packs Read more
March 01, 2016Congratulations to Mary Menzer who won 'Best Use of Color' for 'Quilt it Wright' in the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival, February 2016.
"This is my all Oakshott quilt inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. I love my Oakshotts! Thanks for making a great product."... and thanks Mary for making such great use of them. Read all about Mary's making journey and get some fantastic tips from her great five part description at FairlyMerry blog where she describes her whole improv process, piecing, threads, basting, quilting, re-jigging, binding, and so on. Read more
September 25, 2015We've heard from one of our 2015 prize draw winners with a photo of a recently completed quilt made from Oakshott fabrics bought at the FOQ in 2014 (looking forward to seeing the results of her fabric choices this year):
"I really like using your fabrics and will be looking on the web site to see what to get. Many thanks again" Vivienne HansellRead more
July 02, 2015With thanks to Laura Welkin for sharing both her good news and her picture:
This is my miniature quilt, Dancing Dahlia. It measures 15"x15". It received a first at the AQS Paducah and a second place at the NQA Show. The dark blue fabric and the green background fabric are both Oakshott cottons. I have been told a few times that the green fabric seems to glow!
I discovered your fabric in the Pinwheels vendor booth at the Paducah show in 2014. I instantly fell in love with a bright blue and bright green. I only purchased half yards of each, so I had to make a small quilt. I entered the quilt in the 2015 Paducah show and received a first place in the miniature category! The question I am asked the most about the quilt is, "What fabric is the green background?" A judge's comment from the NQA Show stated, "Use of silk fabric makes this small piece glow." Many do think it is silk. I found some eighth yard pieces on Etsy, so I am currently making another miniature with some of your violet fabrics as the background. Can't wait to finish this one! Thank you for making such beautiful fabric!Read more