Meet Thomas Knauer!

Please note the change in time and location!

The London Modern Quilt Guild is thrilled to be hosting Andover designer Thomas Knauer for a talk when he visits London in July! This event is open to everyone, whether you’re a guild member or not.

Thomas is the designer behind Pear Tree, Flock and Savannah Bop. He’ll be here to talk about fabric design and Modernism and to give us peeks at his upcoming lines, Frippery and Asbury. And there will be giveaways!

Here are the important details:

Date: Saturday, 7th July
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Ray Stitch, 99 Essex Road, London N1 2SJ

We hope to see you there! To learn more about Thomas read his blog, follow him on Twitter and read my Q&A!

Hexa go-go

I love hexagons, always have and when I saw the front cover of Tacha Bruecher’s book Hexa Go-Go I just had to see inside!  This book is based around English paper piecing, Tacha says that hexagons are quilting’s answer to knitting.  The book starts off with an outline of what English paper piecing is and how to choose fabrics, set blocks, print or stamp on fabric, getting started and template making.
The Cat Tails Quilt 70″ x 92″ is just fabulous, vibrant colours and mixing up machine and hand piecing.  The instructions are clear, well written and full of helpful tips and design notes.
Large and small projects, hand and machine sewn, so lots of choice on what to make – depending on how long you want to spend making something.  I think my favourite quilt is the Over the rainbow quilt, a perfect rainbow in fabrics.
It measures a whopping 112 inches square and the hexs are 1 inch, isn’t it stunning?  Perfect for some small and precious fabrics that you may have saved up.
here is a Modern Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt, a modern twist on the traditional Grandmothers Flower garden, with added coin strips and sashing.

In amongst the quilts are some free form projects, again beautifully explained, a zippered pouch,  needle book, table runner and Christmas project.  For the patriotic amongst us there is an Union Jack and Stars and Stripes quilts – perfect for the Olympics!  Many of you will know Tacha from Fat Quarterly and her fab blog or Flickr.
The book is suitable for any level of skill or time commitment, using both modern and traditional designs.  You will also find that English paper piecing is the perfect antidote to the modern world a real stress busters as well as stash buster!  A must for anyone wanting to English paper piece or just be inspired by the fabulous designs.
Published in July 2012 by Stash Books.

Giveaway Winner

What an incredible response to the Tricolette giveaway! Thanks to everyone who took part and a big thank you to Tricolette for generously providing the mixed bundle of fabrics. You can keep up with the latest news from the shop on their Facebook page and if you haven’t been to the shop yet, you’re in for a treat – there is lots wonderful fabric and yarn to tempt you.

So on to the winner…  there were 125 entries before the giveaway closed.

which was:
jeannegwin on June 5, 2012 at 7:49 pm said:

I enjoyed meeting you at quiltmarket and seeing all your things. Thanks so much for a great giveaway. Particularly like the sheep.

Congratulations Jeanne! We’ll be in touch soon.

May Makes

Some of the gorgeous items our members have been making throughout May.

1. Passport cover, 2. Flying geese magnets, 3. dragonflies, 4. Not available, 5. Klee cushions, 6. Valentine’s Day table runner, 7. Little Man shirt & shorts, 8. Siblings together group quilt, 9. Flying geese magnets – FQ retreat swap samples, 10. bloom petals completed11. Not available12. Not available13. Not available14. Not available15. Not available16. Not available17. Not available18. Not available19. Not available20. Not available

Pop to our Flickr group to see even more, we’ve been busy! Thanks to Amelie who put together the mosaic.

Don’t forget the Tricolette giveaway ends tomorrow… good luck!