Category: Friends

July 25, 2019
Brit Bee R3 Medallion Finished!

Hello everyone, I hope you've been getting some gorgeous summer weather like we have been here!   We've enjoyed being day tourists in our homeland, visiting some of our favourite spots!       My middle daughter is only home for a few more days, so it's been lovely spending quality time with her in […]

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June 28, 2019
18th Birthday Quilt

My baby girl turned 18 this week!     Wow!  How did that happen! I'm now the proud new owner of 3 adults!       I've made all my girls quilts for their 18th birthdays, and I try to reflect something of their personalities in the quilts.     My youngest daughter has a […]

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May 3, 2019
Hello May!

Happy May to everyone!   I hope you all enjoyed your Easter break.   As a self-confessed workaholic I have to really focus on 'not working' and allowing my mind some down time (not easy for a self-employed sole trader!).     As part of my 'word for the year' - CULTIVATE, I've been working […]

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March 31, 2019
Mother's Day

Today in the UK it is Mother's Day! And this week I've had the best Mothers Day present ever!     All my chicks are back home for a few days, yay!   It's been so good to hang out together, laugh, be silly, and have precious family time, including the future sons-in-law!     […]

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December 16, 2018
A Flurry of Finishes!

My last class of 2018 finished last Thursday!   What a wonderful term (& year!) it was!  And I think, one of our most productive!   Here's a little snapshot of some of the amazing makes my ladies have been beavering away at!     There are many more amazing projects and gifts that will […]

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November 23, 2018
Inspiring Women

I'm so privileged to be surrounded by inspiring women!  My mum, my Grandmothers, my brilliant besties, not to mention my 3 amazing daughters who I'm ridiculously proud of!     And then there are all the lovely ladies who come to my classes.  I'm honoured to know some of their stories, struggles and triumphs!   […]

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October 6, 2018
50th Birthday Quilt

Waaaaaaaay back, in February, I facilitated a very good friend's special birthday request!     16 friends squished into my classroom, each of them charged with making a patchwork block about their dear friend.   Shirley has been a nurse, midwife, missionary and lecturer. She is one of the most generous, caring and just people […]

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September 24, 2018
Patchwork in the Peaks 14: Part 1

So I'm back from my adventures abroad (eventually!), and what a fabulous few days it was!     Of course the surroundings were completely spectacular, and my photos simply don't do justice to the beautiful part of the world that is Morzine, France.     But despite gloriously warm temperatures and the clear blue Alpine […]

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May 10, 2018
Octosaurus Rex Quilt

Hello there!   We have just had a wonderful bank holiday weekend here in UK.  And what made it so wonderful?  The beautiful sunny weather!   I spent the bank holiday Monday in Florence Court, Enniskillen, with 2 of my girls, having lots of photo fun, and enjoying this wonderful National Trust house.     […]

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March 10, 2018
Goodbye My Friend!

Today I lost a very dear friend to cancer!     As a single mum to 3 gorgeous girls, her strength, courage and love for life has been (& will continue to be) my inspiration.  Over the past 13 years we have laughed and cried together, prayed and worked together, and sewed together (Heather was […]

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December 12, 2017
New Classroom Open Day!

Hello everyone!   Well despite the snow, I had a wonderful day celebrating the opening of my new classroom on Saturday.     Thank you to everyone who braved the weather to come and join in the fun!  It was lovely catching up with friends old and new, and getting lots of positive feedback about […]

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October 3, 2017
'Thank You' from Macmillan Cancer Support

Hello everyone!   Happy October to you all!  The beauty of Autumn has arrived here in N.Ireland.  Aren't the leaves just gorgeous this time of year!     Many of you have been beavering away making Syringe Driver Bags for Macmillan Cancer Support.     I want to say a huge thank you for your […]

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August 23, 2017
Syringe Driver Bags Tutorial

Hi everyone!  How are you doing this week?   Summer seems to have left us here!  But I have some good news!  My sewing room is finished and I'm fully operational once more!   And what better project to christen my new creative space than sewing for a good cause.     These are Syringe […]

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August 10, 2017
'Around the World' Birthday Quilt

Happy Thursday everyone!   It's a happy day here at the Hollies Household because not only is the sun shining, we have just had gas installed in our new home! This means we now have long awaited hot water, cooking facilities and a little heat on chilly evenings!  #livinglikekings   The quilt I'd like to […]

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June 1, 2017
Meet the Maker: A Canadian Abroad

Welcome June! My favourite month of the year!   It's going to be a very significant month for me, the start of a new chapter.  But more on that when the time comes!   My 'Meet the Maker' interview this month is a lady who is special to me from when we both joined Brit […]

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May 29, 2017
Tilda Table Cloth

Hello everyone! I hope you've had a wonderful weekend!   I had a fun few days with my best quilty buddies, up a mountain, with glorious sunshine and sheep for company (there may also have been lots of cake and buns)!       There was lots of sewing done too, but alas I can't […]

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May 2, 2017
Meet The Maker: Charm About You

May here has got off to a fabulous sunny start!  I've even ventured out with no socks on!!!   A new month means we get to meet another wonderful 'Maker'.     This month's Meet the Maker interview is with Lucy Brennan (Charm About You) one of the demonstrators on the new sewing channel 'Sewing […]

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April 4, 2017
Meet The Maker: Quilting Prolifically

Welcome everyone!  And happy April to you all!   We have had a sunny start to the new month - doesn't the sunshine make everything seem much better!     Well a new month means a new 'Meet the Maker' interview, and it is my delight to introduce you to a very special lady!   […]

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March 1, 2017
Meet The Maker: My Bearpaw

Happy March everyone!  It's officially the start of spring! Yippee!   A new month means a new Meet the Maker Interview.  This month, the lovely Jo Avery from My Bearpaw brings you a visual feast for the eyes!  Jo and I first met in a pyjama bottoms class, sitting next to each other! She is […]

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February 27, 2017
Brit Bee Retreat 2017

It has been my absolute joy and privilege to be part of an amazingly talented, caring and funny group of quilters called 'Brit Bee'.   We formed in 2011 from the 'Brit Quilt' Flickr Group, and despite 3 member changes, we haven't stopped sewing for each other since!   Our very first 'meet up' at […]

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