myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

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

January Sale at myBearpaw!

A happy New Year to all my dear readers! While I’m getting myself revved up enough to a write the first blog post of 2016 I thought you might like to hear about our ‘just launched’ sale… January Sale now on!! In store and online! 50% off all Christmas fabrics and bundles! Fat Quarters from

News about a book…

…that I contributed to! 50 Fat Quarter Makes is now ready to pre-order from Amazon for delivery on the 25th June. I am so excited to see this book (such a long time to wait!). It is by myself and another 10 contributors, including a few familiar names like Emily, Ali, Jesse and Louise. I did the

Merry Stitches GIVEAWAY!!

Our Christmas Fabric has arrived! I know you are all hot and sweaty and Christmas seems such a long way off but it’s here anyway so let’s celebrate!! And not any old Christmas fabric, no, this is a whole collection from my favourite designer Cori Dantini!! And I’m going to give away a whole FQ

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

Summer Fabric Sale!!

We’re having a Summer Fabric Sale on our website and in our Edinburgh store! We have a third off selected fabrics including some Cori Dantini ‘Sweet Life’! In our Edinburgh store we also have a third off selected wool and 40% off cross stitch and tapestry kits! If anyone coming to Fat Quarterly Retreat would

Fabric Focus Saturday!

Now we’ve had a chance to get settled down into our new Edinburgh shop/studio, we’ve had a bit more time to focus on our poor, neglected website. We’ve been adding lots of new fabrics over the last week including these new fabric bundles.  Called Jo’s Selection (no further description needed really!) these themed bundles have

Swatches Quilt 2.0

I have this other little project in Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine this month (issue 9) – the Swatches Quilt. This is a version of this mini quilt… …which I made last summer. You can read about how I came up with the idea here. I always thought it was a neat concept and so

Hello World!

  Regular readers will already know how much I love Cori Dantini’s fabrics. I have used both of her previous collections to make cushions and wallhangings. Last year Blend Fabrics asked me to make a pillow from Cori’s ‘The Sweet Life’ collection for their booth at Quilt Market. Well they’ve asked me to make another

Using up my class samples again…

I have been very busy with my workshops over the last few months. Most classes involve a degree of class prep plus I quite ofter produce a block during the class. So on Monday I had a great time using up some of my class samples and making them in to useful items. I have