Monthly Archives: August 2015

Fun with Leaves

In one of the brief moments we had to chat to neighbouring stands at this year’s Festival of Quilts we met Sue Schofield of Springwood House Designs. She has just launched a new publication called Fun with Leaves and it is full of leaf templates that are just perfect for our New Autumn fabric collection – don’t you agree?

New-Autumn_Sue-Schofield_Fun-With-LeavesIf you do indulge and create something leafy (maybe a Christmas wreath, if I dare mention it so early) do send us a picture.


Projects prompt

We asked to see your projects on our Facebook page and want to share these with you. This is Dresden Flower from Monika Huelsebusch ca. 60 x 80 Inch, all Oakshott Fabrics
sewn by machine, appliqued by hand, quilted on an APQS longarm machine


Ursula Josefs-Kirschbaum: My daughter Anne was busy and made this beautiful Quilt. In Lakes and New Colourshott

Tartan Tattoo in Oakshott

Bernina’s Longarm Quilting Ambassador UK, Linzi Upton, used Oakshott for her demonstration Tartan Tattoo quilt on the Bernina stand at this year’s Festival of Quilts.Tarrrtan

Read all about her time at the show on her blog:

“I loved being part of the professional and friendly  Bernina team which included representatives from Switzerland and Scandinavia”

Look at that terrific quilting:TTdetail

Can you tell she comes from Scotland?TTflatshotRead more about Linzi and see some terrific projects at


Festival of Quilts 2015

Don’t forget to pay us a visit on stands G13 and G21 as you overload your senses on all the beautiful creations at this year’s Festival of Quilts at the NEC from 6 to 9 August 2015.

Oakshott have a lot to show you

Packs, patterns, quilts, kits, fabrics and ideas galore:

Aruba, a rainbow of 12 Colourshott colours in Fat 8ths and Fat Quarter Packs
The Pointy Quilt from Lynn Goldsworthy; impressive to look at, deceptively easy to make
Lynn Goldsworthy’s Kilim Cross makes a great rug
Helen Howes newest design, Interpolations 3 uses a 5″ Square Charm Pack of Ruby Reds on the subtle grey of Lipari Pollara
50 Shades + Grey is an exclusive design for Oakshott by Lynne Goldsworthy, the 3-D effect is created by our trademark shot effect

Vote Victorian

We congratulated Karen Terrens for winning best in show in Sydney in June 2015 now we can actually vote for her to win the Victorian Craft Award. Her Sanderson’s Apprentice Quilt (made using Oakshott fabrics) is a finalist in this wide-ranging event: it had 116 finalists out of 450 entrants; is exhibiting in four venues across Melbourne, Australia; covers all crafts from jewellery to ceramics, fabric to glass.

Read all about her work on and vote for her in the People’s Choice (once you have checked out the other entrants, of course!) and be in for winning some craft vouchers.


Don’t you just love the world wide web; such beautiful things to see without moving an inch.