myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Improv Meadow Quilt

I have a finish I can share with you as soon as it is finished! So many of my quilts are for publication these days that this is a bit of a novelty! This is my Improv Meadow Quilt, which is actually destined to be a wall hanging. It measures 37 x 43inches. I started

EMQG Charity Quilt version 2

As most of you will know I was very busy this weekend hosting the third annual Stitch Gathering! While I am gathering my thoughts (and recovering!) and before posting a full report, I wanted to tell you about our EMQG quilt raffle that we launched at Sunday’s event. You may remember the quilt our Edinburgh

Homebody Quilt

Issue 25 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine goes on sale today and here is my offering this month! It is made with an improv house block and the magazine has called it the ‘Homebody Quilt’ which I like and am keeping. I made it completely from a Fat Quarter bundle of Denyse Schmidt’s Franklin

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)

Snappy Pickledish

I signed up for the IGminiswap during an evening of social media frenzy and mass hysteria (you know how it is), and at the time the shipping date seemed SSSOOOOO far away. But of course it comes around… So very last minute I started this just 2 days before I needed to ship. I knew

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

Scrappy Improv Quilt

I have been SOOO busy over the last couple of weeks getting all my samples made for the new 2014 myBearpaw craft classes. Which has meant that I have been a bit absent from blogland, but it does mean that I now have lots of new makes to show you! We launched the new prospectus

Mini Improv Quilt

I’ve been a bit busy with classes and quilt shows recently and have a number of projects on the go but none at the right stage to share with you here yet. But I did manage to finish the Improv Mini that I started in Lu Summer’s Class at Fat Quarterly Retreat this summer. I