Here are some of my friends and sites that inspire me!

www.colessewingcentre.co.uk  Workshops, quilt classes, sewing and patchwork fabrics, Husqvarna sewing machines, etc. Course and workshop bookings can be made online. Shop is on Lower PArliament Street, Nottingham NG1 1EH. Tel: 0115 988 1551

www.hilarybeattie.co.uk   The best collage enthusiast you could hope to look at! Her work is inspiring and exciting.

 www.livingthreadstextileartists.com  A very large group of embroiderers, dressmakers, lacemakers, knitters and quilters who exhibit bi-annually in Long Eaton. Next show is Easter 2017. For bookings on the day schools please contact p.barke@btinternet.com

www.modern-quilt.quiltersguild.org.uk  A new specialist group in the Quilters' Guild of the British Isles. When you join or renew with the Guild, you can add any specialist group for a charge of £10. You are then able to access lively conversations on Yahoo, patterns and challenges.

www.contemporaryquilt.com   An exciting specialist group in the Quilters' Guild. When you join or renew with the Guild, you can add any specialist group for a charge of £10. You are then able to access a lively Yahoo forum, challenges and exhibition opportunities. There are local CQ groups around the country with regular meetings.