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1718 Patchwork in 2014

Great excitement at Oakshott when our fabrics were chosen by the Quilt Museum in York for the kit to go with their 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet exhibition (5 September–13 December 2014).

The 1718 Coverlet’s 60 exquisitely sewn blocks use a mosaic patchwork technique and illustrate the maker’s surroundings. This is just one small section from the coverlet:

1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet detail

This is a rare chance to see a textile treasure which is normally kept in storage to prevent its deterioration. But if you can’t get to York by 13 December then you can still see the coverlet in detail in Susan Briscoe’s fascinating book The 1718 Coverlet. This book contains a fascinating history of the original and the story of how The Quilter’s Guild made a replica (also on show). If you want to make your own coverlet then the book also contains both original and modern instructions (and Susan is  running a workshop on 11 October 2014).

1718 book and fabrics_lo res

The Quilters’ Guild  selected 16 colourways from Oakshott’s New Colourshott collection.  Describing their choice, Susan says:

“Oakshott cottons are perfect for a project like this because their quality and colour intensity produce a wonderful iridescence: they look like silk, yet they’re actually 100% mercerised shot cotton.”

The fabric selection is available from the Quilt Museum’s online shop www.quiltmuseumshop.org.uk as pre-cut Fat Eighths or Fat Quarters.

German Longarm

(In German at bottom)

Using Lakes and Tweed
Using Lakes and Tweed

We had a chat with Nina about how she keeps up her inspiration for the amazing collection of quilts she magics up in beautiful Bavaria, the southern part of Germany, some 130 km north-east of Munich. It turns out she only started quilting in 2009:

since when I keep attending classes with Claudia Pfeil, the well known German quilt artist in Krefeld. My curiosity led me to the quilt festival in Houston, Texas, where I came to know the style of Sue Patten and Jamie Wallen. I never run out of new ideas.

Ruby Reds and grey
Ruby Reds and grey

 

Three years ago the online-store 1001quiltstiche (quilt stitches) was added, and this is how I came to know and love the beautiful Oakshott fabrics. I sew quilts to decorate my stalls at fairs. Unfortunately there is not enough time to make more as I´m always excited about the stunning effect of these iridescent fabrics.

At the fair
At the fair

Under the name 1001quilt you can find my Longarm Quilt Service in Ratisbon (Regensburg). On my APQS Millennium I quilt tops as wide as 270 cm. There are no limits to quilting designs, depending on style and appearance of the quilt top and  according to my clients’ preferences I choose an appropriate design. I work freehand and with stencils.

Our mouth watered at the range of quilts you can see in her colourful gallery. Thanks for sharing Nina and nice to meet your helpmate:

Quilting cat
Quilting cat

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Unter dem Namen 1001quilt findet man meinen Longarm Quiltservice in Regensburg im schönen Bayern, ca. 130 km nordöstlich von München.
Auf meiner APQS Millennium quilte ich Tops bis zu einer Breite von 270 cm . Den Quiltmustern sind keine Grenzen gesetzt, je nach Stil und Ausdruck des Quilttops suche ich zusammen mit meinen Kundinnen ein geeignetes Quiltmuster aus. Ich arbeite freihand und mit Schablonen.
Seit 2009 besuche ich immer wieder Fortbildungen bei Claudia Pfeil, der bekannten deutschen Quiltkünstlerin in Krefeld, und meine Neugier auf weitere Möglichkeiten hat mich bis zum Quiltfestival in Houston, Texas reisen lassen, wo ich die Arbeitsweise von Sue Patten und Jamie Wallen kennenlernen konnte. Die Ideen gehen mir nie aus…
Vor 3 Jahren kam der Online-Shop 1001quiltstiche dazu, und dadurch habe ich die wunderschönen Oakshott-Stoffe kennen und lieben gelernt. Ich nähe Quilts für die Dekoration meiner Messestände (für mehr bleibt meist keine Zeit…) und bin jedes Mal begeistert von der umwerfenden Wirkung dieser schillernden Stoffe.
Weitere Infos unter
www.1001quilt.de, www.1001quiltstiche.de [/expand]

Rusty Reg and Milly Mauve by Sue Hazell
Rusty Reg and Milly Mauve by Sue Hazell

Sue Hazell designed these patchwork bears using Oakshott Colourwraps (these are eight fat eighths). Buy them from her direct at www.sewing-tuition.co.uk