Category Archives: Competitions

Tuscan Inspiration

We just love the stories that lie behind many of the quilts you show us, and we especially love it when our fabrics come together with your memories – that is the beauty of quilting.

The highly talented Claudia Scheja of quilterei-werne in Werne, northwest Germany, had her memories triggered by the Oakshott Ruby Reds and has produced a real work of art:

my new Quilt “Tuscany Village” I have made from Oakshott fabrics. When I saw the beautiful Ruby Red fabrics I remembered a journey to Italy many years ago and got the idea for this quilt (140 x 140cm)

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The quilt was first seen at the Open European Quilt Championships 2016 in Maastricht, Germany, where Claudia was a featured quilter.

Oakshott Monthly Prize Draw for Ruby Reds

Seize your chance to win this sizzling Fat 8ths Pack of New Ruby Reds.

Click on the image to enter. Entries must be received by 17 July 2016. One entry allowed per person.
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From pink to blood-red and deep crimson, our New Ruby Reds ooze romance and passion, glinting like their gemstone namesakes. They’re as passionate and seductive, mysterious and misunderstood as the culture of Spain, their inspiration.

New Ruby Reds are available as cut lengths and in a choice of pre-cut packs, including Fat 8ths, Fat Quarters, Half Metre Blocks and 5” Squares.RubyReds_HomePage2

The Flight Goes On

Mary Menzer says:

Still winning ribbons because it’s made from the best!
Judges Choice ribbon at the AQS show in Padacuh.

Oakshott Fabrics say:

and its thanks to our superlative designers that the fabrics get to look so good. Congratulations Mary! (and by the way fresh stocks of Autumn are arriving in May).

and here is a pick of the be-ribboned Flight Path (click here to go to Mary’s blogspot on the making) or download the booklet we created that contains eight makes with the Autumn Fat Eighths packs

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2016 MAQF Best Use of Color

Congratulations to Mary Menzer who won ‘Best Use of Color’ for ‘Quilt it Wright’ in the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival, February 2016.

“This is my all Oakshott quilt inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. I love my Oakshotts!  Thanks for making a great product.”

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… and thanks Mary for making such great use of them.

Read all about Mary’s making journey and get some fantastic tips from her great five part description at  FairlyMerry blog where she describes her whole improv process, piecing, threads, basting, quilting, re-jigging, binding, and so on.

Aruba Competition Comments

COTXAR_ArubaPacks2Thank you to everyone who entered our Aruba Competition (nearly 500 of you; based in the Antipodes, North America and all round Europe and Scandinavia).
les couleurs de cette collection sont toniques et merveilleuse!
We were thrilled with the response and touched by your many wonderful comments. We did wonder how some of you coped while you were waiting to hear:
Fingers and toes are all crossed 🙂
The little packs of sunshine are of course named after the Caribbean island.
A great choice for naming a gorgeous fabric collection after.
Brilliantly named collection – the colours capture sunshine on brightly coloured clothing and sea! Love it!
And you agreed that as we head into our northern winter, we appreciate the vibrant colours of the Caribbean.
these colors are amazing – perfect for winter sewing (bright and sunny always helps during snowy, cold winters here)
Love these shimmering colors.
We’re sorry only three of you could win but delighted to announce that you were:
1st Prize of an Aruba Fat Quarter Pack to Marilyn Hagopian
2nd Prizes of Aruba Fat 8ths Packs to Elaine Armstrong and Denise Davies
If you didn’t win but were inspired by these little packs of sunshine, you can get your hands on our Aruba Fat 8ths and Fat Quarter Packs here.
Thanks for saying lots of:
gorgeous, wonderful, lovely
and we’ve never seen so many exclamation marks!!!Aruba-bolts-crop_web