Quilting has been my passion for many years and what started as a hobby has now become a full time obsession which has led to the creation of Sunpatch Quilts.
For me quilting is not just about applying traditional patterns, it’s about trying out new ideas which I come across on the Internet or design myself to complete a bespoke order. The best part of quilting is the planning stage where I lose myself into colours and patterns and, as many clients testify, I seem to have the knack of combining colours to suit specific tastes.
In most cases my stock consists of items I create to satisfy personal needs such as wall-hanging Bargellos (I have four so far in my house), patchwork kimono jackets, pocket bags to use for shopping or oven gloves for the kitchen, so when people ask me “where did you get that?” I am confident there is sufficient demand to sell these at craft fairs all over London or online.
One fair in August at the Epping Horticultural Society Summer Show, 24th August, St John’s Church 12.30 to 5pm.
Two in September, the first one is Wanstead Festival on Sunday 15th from 11 am to 6 pm at Christchurch Green Spratt Hall Road/Woodbine Place, E11 2RQ
And the second one is on Sunday 29th September in Leytonstone’s Church Street, 12-6 pm.