Patchwork & Quilting

  • Mandy Shaw Q&A

    This week we have been speaking to the fantastic UK textile designer and quilting tutor, Mandy Shaw on how she fell head over heels in love with quilting, her plans for Christmas and she spills the beans on her crafting plans for 2017.

    Mandy, you are a well know personality in the world of crafting and are the owner of an internet based company Dandelion Designs. Tell us how you discovered quilting and how you first became passionate about it.

    I have always made things since a little girl. My dolls and teddy bears were very important to me and I would make their clothes and bedding. I made my first patchwork quilt in the early eighties, while my friends were out dancing I was sewing! And then as soon as I started my family I adorned my home and children with homemade crafts of all varieties.
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  • Quilting Trip to The Baltics

    church Karin Hellaby and the group had a fantastic time during our Helsinki, Tallinn & St Petersburg Quilting Holiday. They even got to meet some Russian Quilters at the weekend in an exchange of ideas and techniques! Karin has very kindly been taking the time to blog about her and the group's experiences on the trip, and these posts feature some fantastic images and accounts of their fabulous trip. Visit Karin's blog now to read some great accounts of the trip, and to see some wonderful snaps showing what the group got up to. Visit Karin's blog >>
  • New e-shot - The 40th Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2015 is NOW ON SALE!

    We're thrilled to announce that we will be returning to Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in 2015 for their 40th show. We've released a new e-shot which has been sent out to all of our knitting fans, so please take a look and subscribe if you want to be updated with the latest Stitchtopia news and exclusive offers. Continue reading
  • Quilting in Assisi

    Back in September Karin Hellaby led a group of keen quilters on a holiday to beautiful Assisi. The group stayed in a superb 4* hotel and sewed on Bernina machines. They also enjoyed an afternoon at the Assisi school loft embroidery and a trip to Perugia and Basilica. Here is a selection of photograph's taken on the trip.

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  • Our Northern Lights Quilting Cruise

    Northern Lights Quilting Cruise Read the blog and see photographs from our Northern Lights Quilting holiday on Karin Hellaby's Quilters Haven website. Read Karin's blog >>

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