As a modern quilter and founder of the Great British Quilter Challenge on Instagram, Sarah Ashford has spent the last 3 years galvanising and championing British quilters and the quilting industry. In this series, Sarah speaks to British quilt designers, fabric companies and shop owners, to share behind the scenes stories and to discuss what it means to be a part of the British quilting community today. Guests also share their top tips for quilting and social media, which we know you're going to love.
Meet Sarah Hibbert
In this final episode of the series, host Sarah Ashford catches up with Modern Quilter Sarah Hibbert. They discuss how Sarah's been influenced in her work by art and architecture, and Sarah's love of collage, which has formed the basis of many of her modern quilts. Sarah also talks about the quilts that have been accepted into exhibitions, and her love of Quilt Con, the exhibition put on annually by the Modern Quilt Guild.
Sarah also shares 2 top tips and a quote, that you won't want to miss.
Meet Janet Clare
In this episode, host Sarah Ashford meets quilter, author and Mood fabric designer, Janet Clare.
Janet talks about her experience of lockdown, how she got into patchwork and quilting, her 5 self-published books and her collections for Moda. Janet also talks about her beautiful studio in Hampshire and the meanings behind her work.
Finally, Janet shares 2 top tips, that quilters will love.
Meet Lucy Brennan
In this episode, host Sarah Ashford meets Lucy Brennan. Lucy is a quilt designer, pattern writer and blogger, under the name Charm About You, and the host of the Instagram stitch along the #saturdaynightcraftalong.
Lucy talks about how she's been getting through lockdown, her current projects, what it's like to demo quilting on TV, and the things she likes to do when she's not quilting.
Lucy shares two top tips with the listeners, that you're going to love.
For more info about Lucy visit: www.charmaboutyou.com and @charmaboutyou on Instagram
For more info about the Great British Quilter visit www.greatbritishquilter.com and @greatbritishquilter on Instagram
For more information about Sarah visit www.sarahashfordstudio.com and @sarahashfordstudio on Instagram
Meet Ruth Singer
In this episode, host Sarah Ashford meets textile artist Ruth Singer. Ruth talks about her journey into textiles and quilting, some of her many wonderful exhibitions, quilts and embroidery. Finally, Ruth ends with two top tips for creating textiles with meaning.
Meet Laura Cunningham
In this episode, host Sarah Ashford chats with Laura Cunningham of Sweet Cinnamon Roses. Laura talks about how she got the quilting bug when her husband bought her a sewing machine when her daughter was born. From then Laura went on to teach herself all she could about sewing, and now designs beautiful patterns, that she sells worldwide. Laura also talks about her latest initiative; the Let's Make A Quilt Together programme, so that beginner quilters can work on their patchwork by sewing along together and connect with one another, in a dedicated facebook group. Finally, Laura shares 2 top tips for beginner quilters, to put them on the path to success.
Meet Fenella Dawnay
For this episode, I had the opportunity to speak to Fenella Dawney from the company Artichoke, about the the book Women Making History, Processions, The Banners, which has just recently been published.
On Sunday 10th June 2018, tens of thousands of women, wearing scarves of green, white and violet took to the streets in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London as part of the Processions Project. It was a mass artwork to mark 100 years since the first women were allowed to vote in the UK.
The book wonderfully captures this incredible event, with close up photographs and background stories of all 100 banners that were processed throughout the cities and it was a great pleasure to hear from Fenella more about it.
Love this podcast!
This is one of the most delightful and informative conversations on quilting. I look forward to every posting.
I’m across the pond, but like learning about and from quilters worldwide. The first two podcasts have been interesting and informative. I especially appreciate the tips bit toward the end. This is now part of my regular listening routine.
Great first broadcast
Listening in the States and looking forward to future episodes. Wishing you many listeners for a successful show.