Editors' blog from British Patchwork and Quilting Magazine, a monthly publication written by quilters, for quilters

Saturday, 19 January 2013


As I write this post, most of the UK has been covered by a blanket of snow which is something that doesn't happen very often. The offices in Malvern got quite a bit as the worst hit areas were in the west of the country.
This was the scene mid morning.....
Thanks to Paul Williams for braving the car park to take the photo!

I live in the east where we got off quite lightly with only an inch or so of snow, but still enough to close schools early.

Judi and I are busy working on the March issue at the moment and this week we did some additional photography work in Judi's new flat which has a wonderful lounge with large windows. She's just moved again, not far this time though, but has been without internet access for a short time. We are so reliant on the internet these days that it is hard trying to cope without it!

Most of you should have received or seen the February issue which is out now; I hope you like the heart themed projects we put together for you. Making a project with hearts doesn't have to be for Valentine's Day of course, but is also a way of showing someone that you care.

One of the first main quilt shows of the year starts next week at the South of England Showground in Ardingly, West Sussex but don't forget quilt group exhibitions also make a great day out! We are always happy to advertise your local shows in the magazine, just email details to me. They also appear on the website too!

Seeing as it's snowy outside, I think a snow day is called for! And that means lots of sewing and quilting! I have a quilt top that needs a couple of borders adding to it but I am also being distracted by the  scrappy tripalong quilts that are being posted in Blogland. Check out Katy Jones' blog to see what all the fuss is about........
In the meantime, here are my two blocks I have managed so far

Go on..............you know you want to!


Saturday, 5 January 2013

One week down..........

Wow! Already one week has passed in 2013! The February issue has gone to the printers......which means Judi and I are now full of the joys of spring as we hop, skip and jump headlong into the March issue!
From all reports, you have been really inspired to take part in Jacquie Harvey's new block of the month programme that started in the January issue. If you want to practise your hand quilting skills or have ever wanted to know what techniques Jacquie uses to make her award winning quilts, then this is the project for you!
As we start this new year, what are your favourite parts of the magazine? Is there anything you want to see more of? We love to hear from you and see the things you have made both from the magazine and elsewhere. Think you have made a quilt that other readers might like to make? Why not submit a photo to us by emailing pq at traplet dot com and it could be you and your quilt in a future issue!
So get involved........and get quilting!