November 11, 2015Krista Hennebury (poppyprintcreates.blogspot), who shared her photos of an Arctic cruiseworkshop using her Chess on the Steps and Fireweed designs, has sent us some pics of a workshop in Whistler, Canada – pan to shots of mountain peaks disappearing mistily into the distant miles; oops, sorry, back to indoors ... Krista was working with the Whistler Quilter's Guild in British Columbia and says:
all of my students loved the Colourshotts! Not everyone bought kits, some used their own fabric, but here are some photos for you![caption id="attachment_1099" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Sabrina contemplates her Fireweed colourway layout[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1100" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Anita (l) and Ellen display their Midnight Sun colourway quilts[/caption] Just what look what a little improv practice can do: [caption id="attachment_1101" align="aligncenter" width="1627"] The Whistler Quilter's Guild in glorious technicolour[/caption] Read more
April 25, 2015Here at Oakshott we've long cherished our association with the Quilters’ Guild and many of its members. Handmade has never been hotter and the Guild plays a vital role in promoting patchwork and quilting skills. We believe there’s a special humanity about handmade pieces - they evoke warm, fuzzy feelings in a way that mass-produced items never can. So the next step seemed logical... Special offer for Guild Members Exciting news: you can now save 10% when you order online and spend £20 or more (excluding shipping). All you’ll need is the special discount code to enter at the checkout (you’ll find it in the Members Area of the Guild website). Happy shopping! Full details here >> More about the Quilters' Guild and the benefits of membership >> Read more
April 23, 2015This bold, graphic design called Shott in the Dark was created by Anne Williams, editor of The Quilter. What a wonderful illustration of our New Colourshott 01-30 shades in all their glory. Presented as a Mystery Row quilt over four issues of The Quilter, amazingly it uses just one F8ths Pack. If you’re going to the Guild Conference at the Harrogate International Conference Centre from 24-26 April 2015, look out for the display of readers’ Mystery Row quilts. It’ll be fascinating to see how varied they are and the spin their makers have put on the basic pattern! Read more
November 28, 2014
Daddy Wore PinkThat's the name of this quilt Valerie designed for a guild challenge to use at least three sizes of flying geese. We love the story behind the inspiration; every memory can be an inspiration one day!
"Oakshott reminds me of the suit fabric my dad wore, and back when it wasn't popular for men to wear pink daddy did. Mama would buy his clothes to wear to church, and he'd always get compliments."
Lucky SistersWhat do you do for special birthday when you have six sisters? A quilt of course. Valerie made the following for one of the 50th birthdays and called it Bountiful Bouquet of Blessings: Valerie buys her Oakshott from Maria Tamaoka of www.pinwheels.com Read more
September 17, 2014If you are a member of the Quilter's Guild you'll be aware of the Mystery Row quilt they've been gradually revealing over 2014 in their magazine The Quilter (last row is being revealed in the winter issue). Although it is a member's 'thing' here's a slideshow preview of some rows so far. Have you had a peek? Now that is what we call creativity – what a glorious kaleidoscope! Read more