myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

It’s been a very pouchy Christmas!

Pouchy for presents that is! I’ve come to the zippy pouch very late in the day, having let my colleague Naomi teach our class in this subject in the past. But armed with this excellent tutorial from Flossie Teacakes  I turned this hexy sample piece (that I made during my demos at the recent ICHF show)

Scandi Stitch Cushion

I’ve been working on a short series of ‘stitchy’ projects for Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine and the first one to appear in print is this Scandi style needlework cushion. It’s in issue 16 which should be out now and features Lynne’s fabulous Honeycomb Hexie quilt on the cover. The photo at the top is

Winged Blog Tour – Meadow Applique

Welcome to my stop on the Winged Blog Tour! I am so delighted to be taking part and sharing this Meadow Wall Hanging I made with Bonnie Christine’s beautiful fabric line. Once you’ve had a good read here you must check out some of the other posts on the tour – so much wonderful inspiration!

Dala Horse

Issue 15 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine hits the newstands today and I am so happy to be able to share this month’s project with you… …my Dala Horse! And look, he made the cover too!! This was one of my favourite projects for LP&Q that I’ve done so far. The nice thing about

How I used my embroidery and FREE workshops!

Excuse me a moment while I blow the cobwebs off this blog! A bit of a posting break occurred due to a lingering virus, too many magazine deadlines, a lot of classes and a 4 day show at Glasgow SECC that involved 4 EPP workshops a day! Today is my first proper day off in

Fat Quarterly Retreat 2014 Report

A very belated report on this year’s Fat Quarterly Retreat! Once I got back I had a big deadline looming and I also needed to get all our Autumn/Winter craft classes listed and released, so I’ve not had a moment! Finally I’ve caught up and can share the magic with you. First up is the

My Workshops at the Fat Quarterly Retreat

Some of you may already know that I will be teaching at Fat Quarterly Retreat this summer. The workshops have just been announced so I thought I would blog about my classes here. I am very excited about this!! First off is Further Adventures in Embroidery. There’s been a few basic embroidery classes at the

The Stitch Gathering Ticket Quilt!

Today I am taking part in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival Spring 2014! I have exhibited at every festival apart from the first (didn’t get my blog started until a few weeks after it took place!). Once you’ve read all about this quilt please head over to Amy’s blog and take a look at all the

FAL 2nd Quarter

Just snuck in to this quarters Finish-a-long!  With just a few hours to go before the deadline I am listing again the UFOs that I failed dismally to finish last quarter. I only managed to finish one of the six projects I listed at the beginning of the year and so I am featuring them

FAL 2014 – I am joining in!

I only managed to take part in the first quarter of last year’s finish-along, and only managed to finish 2 things! How useless am I? To tell you the truth I am actually quite a good finisher so I don’t usually have loads of projects to add. But this year I seem to have found