Saturday, 17 August 2019

2021 Whitecroft Jane Austen Tour

I am very excited to be a part of another fabulous tour in the UK based on the life and times of Jane Austen.

The tour will be based in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath for ten nights.  
We will radiate from Bath to visit many places associated with Jane’s life and the history of her times.

I have been on two of these tours in the past and I can attest that it is an experience of a lifetime.
Every detail is taken care of and there is nothing left to do but enjoy every minute.

Here are some of my photos from past tours.

Of course, a visit to Chawton where Jane perfected most of her novels, now where her famous quilt resides.

Magnificent gardens.

Fabulous Antique quilts and textiles.

The spectacular FashionMuseum in Bath.

The Chawton House Library.

Wonderful meals in gorgeous locations.

Incredible architecture with soaring ceilings.

Antiques and beautiful details.

History everywhere.

I hope you will join me. For more information, contact Helen Bertram at the email address 

Classes at Lyn’s Fine Needlework and The Stitchers Cupboard This Week

Some beautiful work going on in class this week.  I do love sharing all this happy stitching.

Here is Lesley’s stunning “Rosings” Centre.  Wow!

This is Margaret’s centre for “Hunsford”.  Love it!

Here are Veena’s fabulous elongated hexagon borders for “Hartfield”.

At The Stitchers Cupboard in Camden, two fabulous finishes.
Irene with “Hartfield”

And Chris with “Netherfield”

Glynne is working on a lovely “Lady Cavendish” in Tilda fabrics.

Margaret has finished these four beautiful wreath blocks for “Hartfield”.

Maryse is making this amazing “Donwell Abbey” in bright yellow and red.

This fabulous centre is by Colleen.

Here is Sue’s gorgeous pot block for “Donwell”.

Karen is making these beautiful double Dresden borders for “Donwell”.

I have received this photo from Teresa of her lovely heart corner block for “Pemberley”.  Thanks for sharing Teresa.

Beth has made this gorgeous version of “Love Birds” cushion for her granddaughter.

Monday, 12 August 2019

“Lambton” Pattern And Kit on Sale During August

You can receive 20% off the normal price of my “Lambton” Pattern And Template Kit for the month of August.
You can order from my website here and I post all over the world.

My “Lambton” quilt is a medallion with a large circular feature centre block with lots of Dresdens and hexagons.

There are several borders of English paper piecing and then a selection of hand appliqué blocks in a variety of different designs.

These four blocks feature a different English Paper pieced flower in each corner.

The pattern includes 12 type written pages of detailed notes giving comprehensive instructions of my appliqué techniques.

The kit includes more than 550 laser cut paper templates in 16 different shapes plus 10 Perspex cutting templates made especially for my quilt by Imprezzio Cutting and Engraving.

Here are a couple of different “Lambton” centres made in my classes.

Here are some beautiful blocks of “Lambton” made by my students.

I hope you will join me on your own  “Lambton” journey.