myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Maggie’s Memory Quilt – a charity quilt finish!

¬†About 18 months I launched a Quilt Drive to make a special quilt for Maggie’s Centre in Edinburgh. It was the brain child of one of my lovely students, Cat, who had recently had cancer and had got through the experience with the help of Maggie’s Centre and Quilting (Cat attended my Beginner’s Patchwork and

Stitch Gathering Words Quilt #1

At the Stitch Gathering 2015 we sent attendees fabric and asked them to embellish it with their favourite word. This would then be their ticket. We asked for words to be positive and life affirming. You can read more about the ticket words project inception here. Our amazing retreaters brought along fabulous works of art

St. Catherine’s School Quilt – FINISHED!

I’m going to be sharing not one but THREE quilt finishes this week – phew! So watch out for more posts – but in the meantime… I wrote about this project a few posts ago here. It is a commission for an Edinburgh primary school to commemorate their 50th anniversary. I really had a lot

St Catherine’s School Quilt

I have a couple of different quilts on the go at the moment which aren’t for publication so I can share some WIP posts about them. This first one is quite exciting as it’s the first public commission I have ever had. One of my students, Morag, is a teacher at a local catholic primary