Interviews with Quilting Artists

Interviews with Quilting Artists

It is always great to find out more about your favourite artist. What they think about when coming up with designs. Their motivations. Helpful hints and tips. Watch these interviews for a special insight into the artist and their work..

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Interviews with Quilting Artists
  • Meet Helen Howes - a Modern Quilter

    Helen fell in love with the modern quilting drive. But she decided that the Quilters Guild of the UK could accommodate a new specialist group and so the Modern Quilt Guild was born.

    Like many of us, Helen makes quilt for pleasure. But she also like to ensure that we can all follow the simple m...

  • Meet Helen Howes and Helen Butcher

    This modern quilt made of very modern cats, was a joint effort that the two Helen's hoped would cheer up their dear friend Kate during her chemotherapy. They organised the making of the blocks, and they had enough to make this lovely double size.

    Kate Percival, one of our delightful quilting f...

  • Meet Sallieann Harrison- Patchwork Tutor and Quilter

    Sallieann joins us in the studio and shows Valerie some of the work she likes to share as a tutor. She particularly loves wool applique with a blanket stitch, but has found that there are not enough hours in the day for her to work through all the patterns and projects by hand, so has perfected t...

  • Visit to the Jane Austen House Museum, Chawton , Hants

    Jane Austen is a popular author today. In this little house we get to see that she, along with her mother and sisters, were proficient sewers.

    The stunning coverlet is made entirely with English Paper Pieced patchwork. It's not a quilt because there is no wadding. It is also particularly unusu...

  • Fanadoo with Jennie Rayment

    In November 2018 Jennie is part of the Justhands-on.tv retreat at the Warbrook House Hotel, Everlsley, Hants. And in this short video we get to discover the projects that Jennie is sharing. She is combining Fans and Flowers to create a table runner and a small quilt or just cushions.

    The fabri...

  • A Chat with Philippa Naylor at The Festival of Quilts

    Born in Yorkshire, England, Philippa discovered a love of sewing and knitting as a child.  She progressed from making doll clothes to full-sized garments for herself and her family with a second-hand sewing machine she received for her thirteenth birthday.

    After training to be a clothes design...

  • Meet Philippa Naylor - Quiltmaker and Author

    Born in Yorkshire, England, Philippa discovered a love of sewing and knitting as a child. A second-hand sewing machine for her thirteenth birthday enabled her to progress from making dolls clothes to full sized garments for herself, family and friends.

    After training to be a clothes designer s...

  • Catch up with Anne Baxter

    Valerie spent a delightful few hours with Anne catching up on the textile projects.
    We get to learn about the Navajo Blanket quilt – an old favourite of them both, and as there are different techniques covered in the various sections, this could be considered to be a style of sampler quilt.
    Then ...

  • Meet Lee Brown

    A trip to New Orleans and a quilt show in 1974 sparked off her passion for fabric construction and embellishment.
    As well as working on commissions from her studio at home, Lee has for the past 15 years been teaching City & Guilds Certificate and Diploma in Embroidery, Patchwork and Quilting and ...

  • Meet Sylvia Critcher

    The Charlie Chaplin quilt is an award-winning quilt and was certainly at the forefront of patchwork innovation when it was first displayed.
    Sylvia is also part of the Hope Quilters. Their banner won the Humour Quilt Prize at Quilts UK, Malvern in 2009.
    Known mostly for her trapunto and faux Frenc...

  • Interview with Jennie Rayment - Queen of Calico

    This skinnyish, red-haired, slightly wacky Brit really likes ‘Nipping and Tucking’ – fabric manipulation and surface texture. She’s unique in her field. And people from whole world know for her quick, simple, innovative and original techniques with manipulated material. Also she is famous by her ...

  • Interview with Lynette Harris

    Lynette has been quilting for 15 years. It started off as a hobby and grew from there! Lynette says: “The Stitch Witch is my creative identity and the guise behind which I can let my imagination run wild”. Lets face it, it’s a lot more exciting than ‘lady that sews’.
    Lynette gained the City & Gui...

  • Meet Pauline Ineson - Award Winning Quilter

    This was filmed at the Festival of Quilts 2010.
    Pauline has taught creative machine sewing for over 10 years in Worcestershire. She teaches ladies how to use their sewing machines while making creative projects.
    The Heirloom Quilt incorporates over 30 sewing machine techniques including wing need...

  • Meet Kim Shaw - Quilt Teacher

    Kim lives in Suffolk and has a passion for her local National Trust venue Sutton Hoo. So, she made a quilt entitled Impressions of Sutton Hoo responding to an invitation from the National Trust in 2004. This quilt has since been purchased by them and continues to be on display.
    For more informati...

  • Meet the Silk Route

    The Silk Route run by Hilary and Geoff, have a wide range of silk to tempt you. The commercial dyed dupion silk has the best colour range but then they also stock the basic silk which is suitable for dyeing yourself.
    They have sourced and selected many additional products to complement their wond...

  • Meet Carolyn Forster

    Teacher and author
    Carolyn is an accomplished quilt teacher and author of several books and patterns. She likes vintage quilts and their construction, and brings them up-to-date with modern construction techniques: stitch’n’ flip and Quilting on the Go.
    Combination of the Quilting on the Go techn...

  • Meet Marilyn Lovett - President of the Quiters` Guild of the British Isles

    The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles is an independent educational charity. It is dedicated to preserving the heritage and craft of quilting and patchwork in the UK. The Guild has its Head Office and Museum at St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green in York where it moved in 2008 after many years ...

  • Interview with Wendy Gardiner

    Wendy Gardiner has been influential in the sewing industry for many years and is an internationally accredited sewing guru. She is currently Editor of Sew Hip magazine, Craft Focus Magazine. Also she is the author of a number of sewing books, writer and presenter of several new sewing DVDs.
    Among...

  • Foldy Rolly Patchwork Pzzazz by Jennie Rayment

    Twelve blocks and related projects to entrance, educate and entertain. These ingeniously simple yet fabulously folded novel techniques are ideal for all stitchers of every ability. So, you can make everythung from textured quilt blocks to bags, quags, cushions and table mats.
    Full of colour with ...

  • Interview with Valerie Nesbitt

    The idea behind Justhands-on.tv is to share a passion for patchwork through workshops and demonstrations, and to concentrate on the talented patchworkers and quilt artists that we have in this country. Also to allow patchworkers to enjoy workshops and inspiration in their own home environment fro...

  • Meet Julia Gahagan - Miniature quilter

    Julia is a self taught quilter learning mainly from books and short workshops, but eventually signed up for the City & Guilds qualification where she learned how to develop her own design skills.
    Her main passion is to make miniature quilts, as they are fun to make and are great to give as gifts ...

  • Meet Paula Doyle - Quilter and Patchwork Author

    Paula on Paula
    I am a quilter. I make quilts, design and write patterns for quilts, teach classes on various aspects of quilting, give talks about quilting, and when I’m not doing any of those things I’m probably dreaming about quilts! My classes and talks are done on a “for hire” basis, usually ...

  • Hearty Good Wishes with Janet Clare

    Meet Janet Clare and her lovely new range of fabrics, that have been printed and are being distributed by Moda.
    The colours in the fabrics are muted blues and greys which remind Janet of the English coast in winter – memories of her childhood in Kent.
    The fabrics are available as yardage and as p...

  • Meet Janet Clare - Quilter, Patchwork Author and Fabric Designer

    As a fabric designer and quilt maker Janet now works from home but she enjoyed the neighbours and friends dropping by for a chat and cup of coffee, it meant that work was getting sidelined. So she came up with a simple answer – enjoy the video and find out what and why it’s still an ongoing proje...