• New Colourshott Fat Eighths Picks: Orchid

    September 05, 2014

    Jo of MyBearPaw described the Orchid bundle as
    COTXF8P06_Colourshott_Orchid_FatEighthsPack and was immediately inspired to develop her take on a (Japanese) folded patchwork technique. Follow her thought processes on her tutorial and you too could be cuddling one of these: 2014-09mybearpaw Read more
  • Bags to elephants

    July 10, 2014

    Kate Evans let her imagination run wild with a whole load of Oakshott fabrics. She says: "I'm not sure the pictures do justice to the wonderful colours and effects of the fabrics." Very kind Kate but they certainly made us smile. 2014-07KateEvans Read more
  • Lipari and Lakes Patched Up

    July 03, 2014

    Laurence le Dain of Le Chas Colore near Paris included fabrics from the Lipari and Lakes collections in this glorious patchwork: [caption id="attachment_214" align="aligncenter" width="332"]Patchwork from Le Chas Colore Patchwork from Le Chas Colore[/caption] LE CHAS COLORE, 86, Boulevard de Créteil, 94100 Saint Maur Des Fosses Read more
  • German Longarm

    May 20, 2014

    (In German at bottom) [caption id="attachment_148" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Using Lakes and Tweed Using Lakes and Tweed[/caption] We had a chat with Nina about how she keeps up her inspiration for the amazing collection of quilts she magics up in beautiful Bavaria, the southern part of Germany, some 130 km north-east of Munich. It turns out she only started quilting in 2009:
    since when I keep attending classes with Claudia Pfeil, the well known German quilt artist in Krefeld. My curiosity led me to the quilt festival in Houston, Texas, where I came to know the style of Sue Patten and Jamie Wallen. I never run out of new ideas. [caption id="attachment_146" align="aligncenter" width="150"]Ruby Reds and grey Ruby Reds and grey[/caption]   Three years ago the online-store 1001quiltstiche (quilt stitches) was added, and this is how I came to know and love the beautiful Oakshott fabrics. I sew quilts to decorate my stalls at fairs. Unfortunately there is not enough time to make more as I´m always excited about the stunning effect of these iridescent fabrics. [caption id="attachment_149" align="aligncenter" width="150"]At the fair At the fair[/caption] Under the name 1001quilt you can find my Longarm Quilt Service in Ratisbon (Regensburg). On my APQS Millennium I quilt tops as wide as 270 cm. There are no limits to quilting designs, depending on style and appearance of the quilt top and  according to my clients' preferences I choose an appropriate design. I work freehand and with stencils.
    Our mouth watered at the range of quilts you can see in her colourful gallery. Thanks for sharing Nina and nice to meet your helpmate: [caption id="attachment_147" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Quilting cat Quilting cat[/caption] [expand title="1001quilt - Longarm Quilt Service, Nina Reingruber"] Unter dem Namen 1001quilt findet man meinen Longarm Quiltservice in Regensburg im schönen Bayern, ca. 130 km nordöstlich von München. Auf meiner APQS Millennium quilte ich Tops bis zu einer Breite von 270 cm . Den Quiltmustern sind keine Grenzen gesetzt, je nach Stil und Ausdruck des Quilttops suche ich zusammen mit meinen Kundinnen ein geeignetes Quiltmuster aus. Ich arbeite freihand und mit Schablonen. Seit 2009 besuche ich immer wieder Fortbildungen bei Claudia Pfeil, der bekannten deutschen Quiltkünstlerin in Krefeld, und meine Neugier auf weitere Möglichkeiten hat mich bis zum Quiltfestival in Houston, Texas reisen lassen, wo ich die Arbeitsweise von Sue Patten und Jamie Wallen kennenlernen konnte. Die Ideen gehen mir nie aus… Vor 3 Jahren kam der Online-Shop 1001quiltstiche dazu, und dadurch habe ich die wunderschönen Oakshott-Stoffe kennen und lieben gelernt. Ich nähe Quilts für die Dekoration meiner Messestände (für mehr bleibt meist keine Zeit…) und bin jedes Mal begeistert von der umwerfenden Wirkung dieser schillernden Stoffe. Weitere Infos unter www.1001quilt.de, www.1001quiltstiche.de [/expand] Read more
  • Dutch Colour

    May 06, 2014

    Utrecht-based patchwork shop Carol Cox carried a rainbow of Oakshott fabrics at Expo Veldhoven in the Netherlands on 2–4 May 2014. [caption id="attachment_109" align="aligncenter" width="604"]Carol Cox and Oakshott stand at Expo Veldhoven, May 2014 Carol Cox and Oakshott stand at Expo Veldhoven, May 2014[/caption] Look out for news of other exhibitions hosting Oakshott fabrics. Read more