Monday, 14 April 2008

Ethiopian Quilt-making on BBC Radio 4

Following on from our earlier post about Jen Jones, Janet Bridge and CAFOD's project in Ethiopia, we were delighted to hear that Jen was on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour last week about theproject. I'm not sure that our Welsh quilting customers would agree with Jen's comment that quilting has all but died out in Wales! However, it is great to see some photos of the Ehtiopian ladies that Janet and Jen have been teaching to quilt.

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Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Apron Patterns

We've always loved Barbara Brandenburg's style - she has done some great books under the Cabbage Rose label. Her sisters are artistic and into quilting too. Teri Christopherson publishes under the Black Mountain quilts label and whenever we've got their books in stock we're almost guaranteed a few sales amongst Cotton Patch staff!

Mooching around on the web I found the link to Barbara's blog which is worth a look at the following link. We particularly liked the aprons she's done - they would look great in Amy Butler fabrics, as would her bags! A lovely site with some lovely photography.

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The Cotton Patch is a family run patchwork and quilting business which was started by Jean Sewell in 1990. The shop is situated in Hall Green, Birmingham and expanded in 1999 to include the shop next door. Originally offering Mail Order catalogues, The Cotton Patch established one of the first patchwork and quilting websites in the UK. The Cotton Patch continues to be a premier supplier of patchwork and quilting fabrics, tools and notions and supplies customers throughout the UK and the world.