myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Save the Date!

We have secured our usual venue for the Stitch Gathering Retreat 2018! So mark your calendars for Sunday 7th October! Tickets will go on sale in early April.  Make sure you are signed up to our newsletter via the Stitch Gathering website to be the first to hear about it.  Or just keep an eye

The Thread House Retreat 2018 Report

And so our second Thread House Retreat has come and gone! We returned to Folly Farm in Bristol with another 45 Retreaters from around the world for a jam packed weekend of workshops, fabric, frolicking and fun! We started things off on Friday afternoon with a fabulous goody bag  (thank you to all our amazing

SG Blend Fabrics Competition Winner!

We had some wonderful entries for the SG Blend Fabrics Competition, thank you so much to everyone who took the trouble to make something and enter! It was very hard for us judges to decide. I was ably assistant by my two partners in quilty crime, Karen Lewis and Lynne Goldsworthy. In the end we

SG Blend Fabrics Competition – Linky Party!

Welcome to the Stitch Gathering Blend Fabrics Competition Linky Party! It seems very appropriate to be having a party on New Year’s Day – what a great way to start 2018! Just a wee-reminder what this is all about: After years of being a very generous sponsor of The Stitch Gathering, this year Blend Fabrics

The Stitch Gathering Edinburgh 2017

Stitch Gathering 2017 Report!

The fifth annual Stitch Gathering retreat happened on Sunday! And it was a wonderful day from start to finish. In fact I think it was the best ever!! Proceedings actually kicked off the day before with a Private Prosecco Party at my shop/studio! This was a great way for ‘out of towners’ to visit the

Post Stitch Gathering Blend Fabrics Competition!

The Stitch Gathering may be over but the fun hasn’t stopped yet! For the first time ever we are hosting a competition involving some of the fabric in your goody bag! And if you didn’t attend the Stitch Gathering this year then don’t worry, there is still a way for you to become involved… The