Welcome to ‘meet a quilter’: a series of blog posts introducing you to other quilters. This time we’re heading to Warwickshire where quilter, mum and creative business owner Claire Campion of Made Just Sew lives and works….
The story of a quilt: a quilt for keeps
About a year ago I had an idea for a new course. I’d taught lots of beginners how to make patchwork quilts and they had the bug! I wanted to find a way to bring new quilters back to quilt school to make something together, to develop their skills with the comfort of some guidance and company. My idea was a guided quilt-a-long……”
Creativity is just connecting things
“A recent study reckons that the average working mum of young children works 98 hours per week. So, after you’ve done everything else that isn’t working a job and raising your family, how much time is left for creativity? I run a small, creative business alongside raising small, creative people and I struggle too.”
The story of a quilt: making a modern family heirloom
"This one was special to me from the start. A good friend was pregnant after a long while of trying and I wanted to make a quilt for the baby. I don’t need much of an excuse, let’s face it, and I already had fabric set aside with a baby in mind. I even had a pattern ready too!"