Tag Archives: hand stitching

Christmas Exhibition results and photo gallery

Christmas Exhibition results and photo gallery

We are happy to let you know that our 2016 Christmas exhibition has raised another £2200 for Macmillan Cancer Support. As always thank you to everyone who exhibited, helped and visited. We very much hope that these funds will help support many families struggling with the difficulties and worry of cancer, especially at this time of year. And this… Continue Reading

Sign up now for Mystery Club 2017

Sign up now for Mystery Club 2017

It’s here at last – 2017 Mystery Club kits are now available! Because we like to keep things fresh, we’ve made a few changes this year… but don’t worry because the essentials are still the same – a gorgeous year-long quilt project with a unique-to-you twist! What’s the same… The Mystery Club still combines Mystery Quilt projects,… Continue Reading

Coming soon : Mystery Club 2016

Coming soon : Mystery Club 2016

We’re heading towards the end of our 2015 Mystery Club, which means that it’s almost time to launch our 2016 Mystery Club offering! Registration for Mystery Club 2016 will be available from Friday 30 October 2015, so here’s some advance notice of what’s on offer. (Kits will be sent out at the beginning of January… Continue Reading

Adventures with hexies

Adventures with hexies

As you might have gathered recently from our Mystery Club posts, some of the Bramble Babes have been a little bit busy with English Paper Piecing lately. Some of us are club members (along with more than 100 customers) working on the paper-pieced mystery quilt, while others have been making their own things with that most… Continue Reading

Starting January : Baby Jane with Sally Ritchie

Starting January : Baby Jane with Sally Ritchie

If you’ve been reading any patchwork and quilting magazines lately – or following blogs online – you’ve probably noticed that hand-stitched patchwork is a really big trend right now. We think it’s going to continue to be popular in 2015, so we’re planning lots of different ways for people to get involved with this gentle, but… Continue Reading

Introducing the Bramble Patch Mystery Club

Introducing the Bramble Patch Mystery Club

Once upon a time, some of the Bramble Babes invented Sock Club, a ‘knit and natter’ group at the shop where they – and customers – could get together, be social and indulge their obsession for knitting socks. (Yes, an odd choice perhaps for a patchwork and quilting shop, but we all have our little eccentricities.)… 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

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

20 June 2014 : Traditional Hand Quilting with Barbara Chainey

20 June 2014 : Traditional Hand Quilting with Barbara Chainey

Quilter, teacher, designer, and writer Barbara Chainey needs no introduction to most quilters… as the author of The Essential Quilter (1993), Quilt It (1999) and Fast Quilts from Fat Quarters (2006), she is known in the UK and abroad as an established expert on traditional hand quilting and quilting design. Barbara will be demonstrating with her hand quilting frame at our Antique & Vintage Quilt Heritage… Continue Reading