July 23, 2022

From Collage to Quilt with Sarah Hibbert

Join Sarah for a day where you can learn how to create a modern collage and turn it into a quilt. Learning this process will lead to endless possibilities for your creative fun.

All your pieces will be stitched together. No applique in this day.

Sample Collage.
Cutting & Sticking.
Transferring design to paper grid.
Constructing templates, if needed.
Piecing quilt top.

When creating a paper collage, I do not necessarily see the resulting quilt in my mind. That comes when I pull away and stand back from the design.  The excitement then starts to happen when I think about what fabric to use, do I go with the colours that are featured or do I resort to my overflowing fabric stash and create another colour scheme altogether?

You can use this design process as a full quilt idea or a series of smaller pieces to interlock for an overall design. Use the paper cut outs as your colour palette and just have fun!

There is a additional £2.00 charge to Sarah for the grid she supplies for you to keep. That way you can continue creating wonderful modern quilts.

Materials list.

Fabrics – chose fabrics you can use easily including cutting and sewing curves.

Inspiration – magazines, papers, colour charts. pictures.

Sewing machine

Threads and sewing machine tools.

Refreshments included but not lunch.

Schedule Appointment

It is set in a lovely rural situation just off the A47 and you can join Anita there where she will teach you to make all kinds of textile art in safe regulated conditions that include:

Restricted numbers to ensure safe social distancing.

Track and trace is in place.

Face masks are worn if demonstrations are taking place.

Hand sanitizers are situated at the entrance and in the bathroom facilities,

Disposable aprons and gloves.

The studio is light and airy and there are all sorts of hand and machine stitch workshops, Powertex and Eco dying.
Experimental Wednesdays takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, where you are more than welcome to explore stitch and other textile art skills.
Anita will make you welcome and there might be other visitors there to chat with and share the experience . Cake and hot and cold drinks are available on tap through out the day.  You will also find lots of other items for sale. Die Cut Kits can be collected from the Studio if preferred.

Long Sutton Emporium:

EBS Retail is the name of Anita’s shop at Long Sutton Emporium where you can get kits amongst many other items that Anita makes and buys in such a needles and threads as well as fabric.
The long Sutton Emporium is situated on the A17 .look out for the bright orange signs.

August 11, 2018

The Festival of Quilts this year did not disappoint. The quilts are stunning.  I know we all have our favourites, for me it is the Northern lights quilt.

Unfortunately this picture does not do it justice. The colours are outstanding and I love the little figures in the foreground watching the night sky.

I hope you manged to go to the festival and see the quilt for your self.


The winners gallery was difficult to get to once the quilts had been unveiled but they were worth the wait. Here are one or two for you to look at.

2018 winner festival of quilts







For the traditional quilts I like this one that a very special lady is standing admiring. It was hard to chose an outright favourite as they are all spectacular.

Many of you do know that Jean is my lovely neighbour who has been through a very rough year with her health. We were not sure she would be able to go to the show that  she was so looking forward to but she made it. And had a blast.  This is Jeans first Festival of Quilts and I hope she will get to go to many more.

Jean loves sewing and for her to see the quilts was the highlight of her day. she was amazed at the high standards and the variety of different patterns and colours.

Besides looking at quilts we also did a little shopping.

I did have to purchase three jelly rolls which are now stitched and ready for cutting. As you can see they are very colourful. Especially the Kaffe Fassett one.

I could hardly wait to get home and unwrap them. Stitching them was a joy. When they are made into peg bags they will brighten any washing day.


What else have I been up to?

Xpandaprint design

I visited a company in Norwich to see what my designs  look like on mugs, coasters and cushions. This is one of them which will be available for The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace in September.

The mugs are bone china and dishwasher proof. It’s very Steampunk or cosmic depending on how you look at it.

I am also planning prints of it which I will do myself when I can get the big printer working. We are nearly there with it. I cannot wait to see what I can produce on it.


Whats coming up then?

Saturday the 18th is a Natural Dye day. I have changed the format a little to give you time to learn how to use natural dyes that are dried and how to use fresh leaves and flowers in a wrap. By the end of the day you will have a recipe book full of your samples and notes as well as samples to take home to unwrap several days later. (if you can wait that long)

To book just click on the link  https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/natural-dye-day-3/

There is still space on AbigaIl Mill workshop in September. Abigail is at the Festival of Quilts this year and has some new kits which are stunning flowers.

To book just click on the link https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/abigail-mill-creative-machine-embroidery/2018-09-06/

And there are also spaces still on Claire Hedges workshop in October where you can learn a traditional craft of Passementerie. That’s weaving braids and making luscious tassels.

Just click on the link https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/tiny-acorns-to-terrific-tassels-passementerie-workshop/2018-10-06/ 

I am sure if you maned to get to the Festival of Quilts you had a great day or two and have come home inspired.

Enjoy your purchases.






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