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We posted in August about Carol Pullen’s visit to the Oakshott Fabrics shop and now have the pleasure of revealing the “lovely and snuggly” end result:
Read all about it at iloveonceuponathimble
We were contacted by Sarah Matlock in Jersey about supplying fabric for a great fundraising project she has devised for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
We will be following the journey (which starts on Sunday 12 October 2014) as Sarah involves the community of Jersey in creating blocks for a quilt that will eventually be auctioned in spring 2015. Here is Sarah’s description of the start:
Pat Robson here on Jersey runs an amazing charity called “Art in the Frame” to support and promote artists. Pat runs The Harbour Gallery which is a fabulous space acting as the hub and window for the Foundation.
This month, there is an exhibition entitled “Remembering” at the Gallery. There are 100 pieces on display, all worked by local artists. The exhibition is part of a six week long “celebration” of the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. During the six weeks, there are various workshops going on, all with the theme of WWI. My workshop is on Sunday and is entitled “Field of Poppies”. Michael generously donated 20 x 0.5m pieces of his fabulous Colourshott fabrics and Madeira UK have given us quite a few reels of Aerofil thread. I have spent the last few days putting together some blocks which I hope will inspire the delegates on Sunday to each make their own block which I will take away at the end of the day and make into a quilt which will tour each of the Islands’ twelve parishes plus other influential institutions such as the Library. Next Spring, the quilt will be auctioned and we hope to raise a lot of money for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. The delegates will each take home comprehensive notes and will hopefully learn some new techniques which, I hope, will lead them to want to experiment more with quilting. The list of delegates includes some year 13 students studying textiles for their A Levels, some complete novices and some ladies with a limited amount of patchwork experience. As I have been quilting for fourteen or more years, I am really excited to meet people who are interested in textiles but have little or no patchwork and quilting knowledge! I am looking forward to their input and inspiration.
And here is a quick glimpse of those first five, unfinished, blocks:
From 18–21 September 2014 you can buy Oakshott fabrics from L’Aiguillée Boutique at the 20th Carrefour Européen du Patchwork in Ste. Marie-aux-Mines in Alsace, France. Look out for her special promotions.
Oakshott’s very own Michael spent time on the Pinwheel stand, which was selling Oakshott fabrics for 2015 (and is going to repeat the arrangement in 2016).
Don’t those packs and kits look great?
The wonderful Oakshott Warehouse Sale is on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 July 2014
Come and bag a bargain:
or several – and help us make space for our new Autumn deliveries!
- Iridescent 100% cotton Quilting Fabrics
- Special unrepeatable bundles
- Soft Furnishing fabrics
are all reduced to clear.
Additions to our New Colourshott and Lakes collections will be available to see and buy, and why not take a sneak preview of our new quilt designs from Lynne Goldsworthy, Amy Friend and more.
Join us at 19 Bamel Way, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, Gloucester, GL3 4BH
Further information from 01452 371571