Meet the Makers

Find out more about the experts of patchwork and quilting in Meet the Makers. Here you can get to know some of our favourite quilt designers, find out where they get their inspiration from and what makes them tick! Are you a quilt designer who’d like to be featured here? Drop us a line – we’d love to hear from you.

Getting to Know... Beth Studley

Getting to Know… Beth Studley

Talented fabric designer Beth Studley came to see us to talk about her new book Mini Patchwork Projects, and give us an insight into her world of fabric design — especially her fourth fabric range, Radiance, which is just stunning. What made you start taking quilting classes? I have been sewing since I was very…

Antonie Alexander | Meet the author

Antonie Alexander | Meet the author

We recently reached across the globe to Australia to speak to Antonie Alexander, talented quilter, designer and author of Happy Quilts. We really love her designs so wanted to find out more about her and how she came up with the idea for these fun quilts. 1. So, tell me a bit about yourself and how…

Meet the Author... Helen Philipps

Meet the Author… Helen Philipps

Helen Philipps is a multi talented crafter, designer and author of several best selling books. Having just released her inspiring new book, Modern Vintage Gifts, which is full of gorgeous projects to make you smile and have fun, we thought we would catch up with her to find out more about her exciting new release, and any UFOs she might…

7 Things You Should Know About Jo Colwill

7 Things You Should Know About Jo Colwill

Jo Colwill has run Cowslip Workshops in Cornwall for the last 25 years. She is an expert in patchwork and quilting and loves to share her skills with others. Jo has a new book coming out soon, Patchwork Quilts & Gifts, and we thought we find out a bit more about the talented designer and teacher……

50 Fat Quarter Makes | Meet the Makers

50 Fat Quarter Makes | Meet the Makers

We’re so excited about the new book 50 Fat Quarter Makes (edited by yours truly!) Packed with sewing patterns projects all made from our favourite cuts of fabric, this book is bursting at the seams with inspiration and creativity. But who are the talented folks who have contributed patterns to the book? We catch up…

Life As A Designer | Guest Post from Janet Clare

Life As A Designer | Guest Post from Janet Clare

Let us introduce you to Janet Clare – a talented quilter and expert stitcher with a distinctive, unique style. We’re delighted to have a guest post from Janet to give us an insight into her life as a designer and how she created her new book, Home Quilt Home… Hello! My name is Janet Clare,…

Getting to Know Janet Clare

Getting to Know Janet Clare

Janet Clare creates inspirational and lively designs for quilts and stitcheries that combine her unique jointed appliqué templates and free-machine drawing technique. She designs fabric collections for Moda and is also an experienced speaker and teacher. We asked Janet about her love of applique and her recent book, Home Quilt Home… How did you start…