My first blog post!

Eeek! Well this is it – I’ve been talking about it for long enough 😊

I’ve decided to start a blog to help and inspire you…. I’ll be answering any questions, and providing inspiration with a block of the month, quilt colouring plans, the odd technique and lots of quilty-chit-chat… keeping you up-to-date with things that are going on and showcasing some of your work.

beginners sampler quilt

Please leave a comment, or a question, and enjoy your quilting 😊
Rach x


  1. Viv Denham says:

    Hi Rachel
    I just wanted to thank you for all your encouragement way back then.
    Before 2013, I had an old sewing machine with no speed control – it either went fast or not at all – and I just could not control it.
    I met you at L&M Nutt’s shop at their Brother Open Day. I remember saying to you that I would like to sew, but I just could not sew in a straight line without the machine running away with me. Your reply was “I think you’re making too much of that. Come along to patchwork classes, because that is just sewing lots of short straight lines”. And it all started there.
    I attended several of your quilting courses, and Sarah Nutt’s dressmaking classes, and now I also take dressmaking lessons. I’ve made your Sampler Quilt, several more lap quilts, and 2 King Size bed quilts, not to mention loads and loads of bags, jackets, skirts, trousers, dresses, etc
    So a HUGE Thank You for your encouragement – without you, I would never have got started.
    Best wishes for your new venture

    1. silverblue21 says:

      Hi Viv, thanks for this:) Good to know you’re still stitching xxx

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