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25 May – 1 June 2016 : Antique & Heritage Quilt Week

25 May – 1 June 2016 : Antique & Heritage Quilt Week

If you love old quilts, you won’t want to miss our next exhibition – this month we’ll be showing vintage quilts from the collections of Barbara Chainey and Jane Cobbett for a full week from Wednesday 25 May through Wednesday 1 June inclusive. As well as the beautiful quilts on display, to celebrate the history and… Continue Reading

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Anne and all of the Bramble Babes! Classes are back in session this week and the shop is buzzing already with new fabrics, new projects and new plans for 2016. Here are a few reminders of what’s happening this year. Mystery Club 2016 We’re so excited about how many of you have… Continue Reading

New courses for 2015 : Colourfun! and Baby Jane

New courses for 2015 : Colourfun! and Baby Jane

We’re always trying to give our students something different to try, so we’ve just arranged to run two exciting new courses next year with teachers who are new to us as well. Coming from opposite ends of the traditional/contemporary quilts spectrum, Baby Jane is a Day-of-the-Month class based on the design of the 1863 Jane A Stickle Quilt, and Colourfun! is… Continue Reading

Quilt Heritage Day photos

Quilt Heritage Day photos

Our first ever Antique and Vintage Quilt Heritage Day on Saturday was lots of fun and was a real hit with visitors, judging by the comments we heard in the shop all day. With dozens of quilts, coverlets and smaller pieces on display, as well as various vintage accessories and antique sewing equipment, the hall had a… Continue Reading

5 July 2014 : Antique & Vintage Quilt Heritage Day

5 July 2014 : Antique & Vintage Quilt Heritage Day

Quilts are arriving at The Bramble Patch as we start to get ready for our special one-day event celebrating old quilts on Saturday 5 July, and it looks like we’re going to be able to exhibit nearly 30 antique and vintage quilts, along with a display of miniatures and other pieces from the Traditional Quilt Group of the Quilters’… Continue Reading

Summer events

Summer events

As usual, we have plenty to see at The Bramble Patch this summer with exhibitions, events and our open studios season. Here’s a quick reminder of what’s coming up: Strawberries & Cream Week (7 – 14 June) It’s our annual celebration of summer this week, and we have a very eclectic exhibition with works from… Continue Reading

Save the date : Antique & Vintage Quilt Heritage Day on 5 July 2014

Save the date : Antique & Vintage Quilt Heritage Day on 5 July 2014

We’re very excited to give advance notice of a new event in our calendar for 2014 – an Antique & Vintage Quilt Heritage Day on Saturday, 5 July 2014. If you love antique quilts, vintage fabrics, hand quilting and traditional designs, this is a day you won’t want to miss, with displays of antique and vintage… Continue Reading

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

We hope all our customers and friends had a happy and relaxing time over the winter break – The Bramble Patch is now open again and getting geared up for the start of a new term of classes, and all the events we have planned for 2014. Weekly classes begin again next week, with a few… Continue Reading

A bouquet of floral fabrics

A bouquet of floral fabrics

It’s midsummer in England, and even when the sun’s not shining, that still means flowers! Our English weather with its sunshine and showers, misty mornings and warm-but-rarely-hot days is ideal for both gardens and the native flora. With the hedgerows currently a riot of cow parsley, ragged robin and rosebay willowherb, it seems the perfect… Continue Reading

Indigo Crossing quilt kit

Indigo Crossing quilt kit

Cool and classic, simple and soothing – there’s nothing quite as comfortably rustic as the endless blue of traditional indigo cotton combined with earthy neutrals. Evoking the days of hardy pioneers, feedsack dresses and the Oregon Trail, the Indigo Crossing collection designed by Minick & Simpson for Moda Fabrics is a comprehensive range of prints, wovens, homespuns,… Continue Reading