Festival of Quilts, Moth Diary

We hope you’ll forgive this newsletter for being a little short, but it’s been a long day at Festival of Quilts!
A long, but very enjoyable day that is. How nice it was to be back and have an opportunity to catch up with so many of you in person. The first day at the show is always the busiest and we’ve been quite hopeless in the photo department, but will promise to try harder tomorrow. Please check out our Instagram feeds for little updates from the show. You can find mine here, and Laura’s here.
If you’re visiting the Festival, you’ll most likely find us on our stand QIA32, but we’re both also running a side hustle – demonstrating for Madeira and Husqvarna Viking so you might spot us on those stands too.
Today we had help from the apprentice. Age 6, they know no fear and she was whizzing away on the Husqvarna Epic mounted onto a quilting frame.

The Ruby Star Raffle

We’re delighted to say that the tickets for the Raffle are selling like the proverbial hot cakes. If you’d like one, do come and find us, we’re hoping we might sell out before we make the draw on Sunday afternoon.

A few people have purchased raffle tickets online this week anonymously. Because of data protection, unless you tick the box when you buy the tickets to say that you are happy to have your information shared with us, Laura won’t receive your email address.
So, PLEASE PLEASE tick the box, or email her separately so that she can send you your ticket numbers.
If you’ve already bought tickets and not received your numbers via email, please get in touch. Email Laura at laurakemshall@gmail.com

We’ve not managed to explore the Galleries at Festival properly yet, but I did manage to have a quick look at Eszter Bornemisza’s exhibition which was excellent of course. Here’s just one piece. She has a book available too. Well worth checking out.

New Video Workshop – Moth Diary

We might be at the Festival, but there’s still a new video workshop for you this week on DesignMatters TV. You know that I love sketchbooks, collecting and moths, so I’ve combined all three into a new project which I hope you’ll enjoy seeing. Perhaps you’ll join in to make your own version. In this week’s video workshop you’ll see how I’ve started a Moth Diary sketchbook to document the moths that I’ve been observing. My aim is for it to be a practical and visual record of what I’ve found, but of course to be beautiful to look at too. Maybe moths aren’t your thing? Well this approach can work for all sorts of subject matter from birds to wildflowers, wine and recipes!
DMTV Members can view this video now, if you’re not a Member why not consider joining us? You can check out our free videos to give you a taste of what we offer and sign up for access to over 30 videos for just £12.

Thank you for reading our newsletter this week. We’ll be back again soon with more.

Love Linda and Laura xx