Monthly Archives: September 2015

Diamond Winner

We’ve heard from one of our 2015 prize draw winners with a photo of a recently completed quilt made from Oakshott fabrics bought at the FOQ in 2014 (looking forward to seeing the results of her fabric choices this year):

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“I really like using your fabrics and will be looking on the web site to see what to get. Many thanks again” Vivienne Hansell

Take A Hint

Great to see the results of FoQ 2015 purchases from the Oakshott stand.

Well done to Rona Bebb for completing the Hint Quilt Wallhanging Kit, great to see photos which show the size and the quilting, and thanks for her kind words:

“They are lovely fabrics to work on, soon to buy more from you.”

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Looking forward to the next photos, as promised …

“Now to start on the Red pack.”

Thank you to everyone who came to visit us at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK. We were thrilled to meet you, energised by your enthusiasm and are delighted to announce the winners of our Prize Draw:
1st Anne Hawkins
2nd Vivienne Hansell
3rd Jamie Leitch
The winners will receive Oakshott Gift Vouchers and in due course, we hope they’ll share photos of their makes.
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Sew Mama Sew Scandinavia Bloghop

Sew Mama Sew gathered six US bloggers to exercise their creativity on our Scandinavia collection, and what a variety they came up with:

FishMuseumCircus MaryOnLakePulaski NeverJustJennifer QuiltyHabit SaltyOat StudioloCaseyyork_gustavianbabyquilt

Oakshott echoes Sew Mama Sew’s sentiments:

We’d like to thank our talented challengers for showing us so many lovely possibilities with Oakshott Scandinavia. Please visit their sites to see more creativity!:

Grand smocking

Thanks to Jenny Putney for letting us have these charming photos of her granddaughters in the beautiful dresses she made and smocked for them using Oakshott fabric (plain and checked purple) purchased several years ago:

Jenny-Pudney2-2 Jenny-Pudney1-2 “The fabrics were a joy to work with by hand and machine.  I used my smocking pleater to gather the fabric and matched the colours in the check weave to do the smocking which was my own overall design using ideas from a number of smocking books.  The scariest part was cutting the rectangle of smocking to the shape of the pattern and making sure that it was symmetrical … Thank you for selling such a range of high quality fabrics to delight us all.”