• Trips Around the Silk Route

    April 21, 2016

    Ingrid Huber has sent in some photos of her take on the Trip Around the World pattern using Oakshott fabrics she acquired at the 2015 Festival of Quilts and a dark red fabric from her stash: 2016-04-21Trips around the Silk Route (2)
    "I choose a 'Trip around the World' pattern and put a different colour in the center of each pattern. So I tried to highlight each of the 9 colours ... I call the quilt 'Trips around the Silk Route' – a name very suitable for this quilt, isn’t it? In the stripes between the blocks I quilted horses, donkeys, camels and yaks wandering around the blocks  – all animals which were used for transporting goods on the Silk Route in medieval times." 2016-04-21DSC08755 And I managed to make three cushions from the rest."
    2016-04-21DSC08777 2016-04-21DSC087792016-04-21DSC08781 Lovely to see how the shot effect translates as silk. Thanks Ingrid Read more
  • 2016 MAQF Best Use of Color

    March 01, 2016

    Congratulations 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."
    MaryMenzer-MAQS-Winner ... 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
  • Calling all Virginians plus ...

    February 23, 2016

    Show-Banner-MAQF Hello East Coast America! If you fancy a feel of of our glorious Oakshott Fabrics then drop in to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, Virginia from 25 to 28 February 2016 and go find Maria at the Pinwheels booth. Pinwheels-new-logo Read more
  • Bill's Beauty

    October 20, 2015

    The purchase of a Fat Quarter Pack from the Oakshott stand at the Festival of Quilts led Bill Burrows of Cheltenham, UK, to create this quilt: WilliamBurroughs
    "The quilt was my own idea ... the solid, dense structure and colours of the Oakshott mercerised shot fabric was perfect for lots of small panels. A less solid colour fabric would have looked wishy-washy.
    The strong fabric is lovely to work with, easy to cut and it keeps its position beautifully while sewing. It has that slight sheen which the mercerising process gives the fabric."
    Although, Bill does live close enough to drop by occasionally for more fabric and kindly says:
     "I am treated really well and you go to great lengths to find what I am looking for."
    So thanks for sharing the beautiful end result with us Bill.
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  • Oakshott USA

    October 12, 2015

    Our good friend and Oakshott Fabrics US stockist Maria Tamaoka of Pinwheels is out and about a lot at the moment so go say hello (and pick up some fabric while you're there!): 15-18 October PIQC : Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, California 29 October–1 November in booth 1715 International Quilt Festival, George R. Brown Convention Centre, Houston, Texas [caption id="attachment_789" align="aligncenter" width="300"]QuiltCon2015 Pinwheels at QuiltCon 2015[/caption]   Read more