Swanning around

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live out your dream for a few days?  Well, that’s what we did in the last weekend of January!   We spent three whole days surrounded by fabric – looking at it, talking about it and, of course, selling it – and loving every minute of it.  It was our third pop up shop at The Swan Hotel in Southwold and once we’d lugged all those bolts up the stairs (added bonus – workout!) we settled in and arranged the fabric on long tables under the south facing windows to be seen at their best and waited…

calm before the storm

…and what a great bunch of people we met!  Everybody from beginners to the most experienced quilters were there to see what fabric was on offer and soon there was great chat going on and a lot of pulling out of bolts to see what went with what.  Children were choosing their favourite fabrics, quilters were swapping tips, the sofa and newspapers were being put to good use, dogs were snoozing and Janet was in full swing with her pillowcase tutorial!  More images here.

We’ll be back in the Swan in August but in the meantime we’ve got an appearance at the Spring Quilt Festival at Chilford from 9th to 12th March (so soon!) so it’s going to be a sewing & cutting frenzy here at the GD Studio over the next few weeks plus a bit of blogging as well to let you know how it’s all going.  We’ve got a beginner’s quilt on the go featuring the Sweet Nectar collection for those of you who are just starting out and also some hand sewing to showcase our Blueberry Crumb Cake jelly rolls.  We’re also very keen to start our Show and Tell section where you can send us images of your work, either in progress or finished, as we’re always curious about what happens to all that lovely fabric we send off.  You can get in touch with us via the website.

For those in the Northern Hemisphere – keep warm – great weather for staying in and doing a bit of sewing, and for those of you in warmer climes – keep out of that sun – stay in and do a bit of sewing!

Janet & Louise

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1 Response to “Swanning around”


  1. 1 Jane Bell February 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Sounds like you had a fun time! Lots of keen participants, and their dogs, enjoying themselves!


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