Tag Archives: Festival of Quilts

Locked to Scandinavia

Have you spotted our newest kit? mandy munroe exhibited her design at the Festival of Quilts in 2015:

Another of my “less is more” quilts … A restricted colour scheme (chosen in the winter), solid and low volume prints, lots of negative space and a split background. … “More” was added at the quilting stage by the amazing Rachael Dorr.

By proving that our new Scandinavia collection works equally well alone or in contrast with stronger colours we feel it is a perfect representation of the Danish concept of hygge –  said to make homes nicer and people happier – which is why we’ve put together a kit for you (finished size 41″ x 41″ / 104 cm x 104 cm).

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The kit contains a fabric pack that provides for the quilt top and binding (not the backing) and the pattern and full instructions.

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Advice for Quilters

Ingrid Huber (see her Trips Around the Silk Route, April 2016) has been busy again:

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The idea for this quilt I got almost 2 years ago during my vacation in Pennsylvania and Houston. In the gift shops in Pennsylvania I found a lot of items with “Advice from Nature” – animals, trees, flowers and much more giving advice, very funny advices but also very thoughtful ones (you find it also on the internet<http://shop.yourtruenature.com/>). I got the idea to make a quilt with advice for quilters, where all the utensils you use for a quilt give you advice – and I had a lot of fun creating these advices. This March I started the quilt, using a lot of my scraps from the Oakshott fabrics I have in my stash. I didn’t finish it in time for this year’s Festival of Quilts, but I plan to show it next year in Birmingham.

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New Quilt Designs Reveal

11-14 August
NEC, Birmingham, UK
Come and see our colours in all their glory and feel our new rich, soft drape. We promise a feast for the senses!
There’ll be Special Show Prices and a few surprises …
Find us in the catalogue under ‘P’ for Pinwheels.
To tempt you further, here’s a flavour of the NEW quilt designs that you’ll find on our stand.
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Bill’s Beauty

The purchase of a Fat Quarter Pack from the Oakshott stand at the Festival of Quilts led Bill Burrows of Cheltenham, UK, to create this quilt:

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“The quilt was my own idea … the solid, dense structure and colours of the Oakshott mercerised shot fabric was perfect for lots of small panels. A less solid colour fabric would have looked wishy-washy.
The strong fabric is lovely to work with, easy to cut and it keeps its position beautifully while sewing. It has that slight sheen which the mercerising process gives the fabric.”
Although, Bill does live close enough to drop by occasionally for more fabric and kindly says:
 “I am treated really well and you go to great lengths to find what I am looking for.”
So thanks for sharing the beautiful end result with us Bill.
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:

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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!:

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?

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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: thequiltquine.wordpress.com

“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 www.thequiltquine.com