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Thank you


I would just like to say thank you to everyone who supported me at Quilts UK, Malvern and again yesterday on the Hochanda channel. I am delighted with our new designs and I am so glad that you are too. If you haven’t seen them already have a look and see what you think. There is just one more pattern to put on the website and then I’m done and dusted www.quiltingantics.co.uk

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Tree of Life, by Michaela Smith


Summer Meadows Bag by Sue Lenehan

hochanda low tide

Low Tide from Quilting Antics

hochanda seekers

The Seekers from Quilting Antics

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Angie Bag by Tracy Ankers

English Country Garden Runner from Quilting Antics

English Country Garden Runner from Quilting Antics

English Country Garden Cushion from Quilting Antics

English Country Garden Cushion from Quilting Antics

It’s such a great feeling when people enjoy your work.

With that said it’s heads down now as we start our Christmas shows on the 29th June!! It sounds bonkers but if you’re a crafter you need the head start in order to meet the deadline.


Rustled these up today…


i pad and i phone

I was messing around this afternoon and I rustled up these swish and stylish tablet and phone cases which have a ribbon mechanism inside so that you can easily draw your device out of the case . Beautiful soft tweed inside and out, means for those of us who are fabric strokers they are a real must have. I can’t take my hands off mine; I’m so pleased with them and they only took just over an hour to make. I’ve written instructions to accompany kits which tell you how to make a case exactly the right size for your own device, the kits which contain everything you need, work out at £15.50 for the tablet case and £9.50 for the phone case. If you want one give us a ring on 01729 824708 or leave a message on here, we have loads of colours to choose from.


Cushion or bag?


flying goose

Clever Sue was playing around and look what she created, this lovely flying goose (still needs a bit of stitch detail adding.) We thought that she could add a flying geese strip…or two and then make it into something, we are pondering what would be best, a bag or a cushion? What do you think? She has chosen a beautiful duck egg blue wool tweed for the background with cotton fabrics for the applique. We have picked out some beautiful tweed plaids to go with this panel in gorgeous dusky pinks; even at this stage it looks totes amazeballs!

We have had a brilliant tack and chat session this morning, the table was full of chatter and exciting projects. Jean was finishing her Jennie Rayment Suduko cushion, if its finished in time she will be able to show Jennie when she comes to stay with us in July (spaces available if you are interested) Jennie will be doing her tucked and pleated circles with us. We also had Karen making another rag rug, however Karen’s rugs are nothing like us mere mortals would make, check out the photos below of these carved, textural extravaganzas.



I love tack and chat day!

Shirley Bloomfield is going to be with us yippee!

Shirley Bloomfield is going to be with us yippee!


I am so very very excited to let you know that Shirley Bloomfield will be with us in May 2015 to teach us how to make her wild flower basket. The flowers are 3D you can actually put your finger up inside the fox gloves and almost pick the other blooms

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Tack and chat



Well the world was well and truly put to rights this morning at our tack and chat session. Everything from racism, stockings and suspenders to air ambulance fund raising. I love tack and chat. As Eileen says, there’s not much that can’t be sorted out round our table! Land round for a brew, if your at a loose end on a Wednesday morning…Kettle’s always on!



It’s been a long time coming but I have finally gotten round to updating the class list. If you would like to book onto any of our classes you can do so by either messaging me on here or by ringing the shop on 01729 824708

Classes cost £20 which does not include materials but you will get 10% off anything you buy on a class day (except sewing machines where class discount is 5%)

There are a few pics which I don’t have available yet. A full list of classes is available by clicking on the workshops and classes tab at the top of this page. I hope you like what we have on offer and don’t forget if you fancy learning a technique you don’t see here let us know and we’ll arrange something. Alternatively you can book exclusive classes if you are coming with a group of friends (minimum numbers apply.)

Good Night Betty Beesley



Quilting Antics is far more than just a shop, we are a community, a place where people can come and ‘be.’ We share a common interest in crafting, we pride ourselves on the community that we have built, as good ole’ Diz says, “there’s not much that can’t be sorted out round our table” and she is absolutely spot on.

Well, having said all that today has been a sad day as we have said good bye to one of our own. Betty Beesley embodied everything that we stand for; a wonderful larger than life character, whose pride and joy was her family, her friends and her crafting. Betty used to call in for a cuppa and a natter and we absolutely loved her.

Betty you will be very much missed, good night and God bless. x

6th May 1938 to 23rd April 2014