The Winter Garden of Aspirations

The Winter Garden of Aspirations

November 7, 20140

Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but look what they do when they stick together. Verna M. Kelly Poetically, winter evokes endings, finality, sadness, loneliness, and isolation. However,…

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Blushing! We’ve been called out by BuzzFeed…

Blushing! We’ve been called out by BuzzFeed…

April 26, 20140

The “Cat” is out of the bag so to speak…. Catherine, Significant Seams’s founder, has contributed a chapter about Significant Seams  work to a forthcoming book on “Craftivism.” Last week,…

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Book Review, Sort Of: It’s The BIG Draw Month

Book Review, Sort Of: It’s The BIG Draw Month

October 9, 20130

I first entered the world of sewing machine drawing at a workshop at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. The class was taught by Janet Clare, who is now a…

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The Quilt Festival, Part 3: The Quilts, or rather, some of them

The Quilt Festival, Part 3: The Quilts, or rather, some of them

August 28, 20130

Quick reminder: Significant Seams is closed until Thursday, September 5, when we'll be back with jam-packed schedule that you can check out here. Until then, the blog will still be…

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The Quilt Festival Part 2: The Stalls and Nifty Products

The Quilt Festival Part 2: The Stalls and Nifty Products

August 21, 20130

At the Festival of Quilts, it is very hard to resist the stalls. They are a–ahem–colourful patchwork of temptation–from gorgeous vistas of colour, to scrumptious tidbits for embellishment. There are…

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The Festival of Quilts in Birmingham 2013: Part 1

The Festival of Quilts in Birmingham 2013: Part 1

August 19, 20131

If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter you may have clocked that I (Catherine) went to the International Festival of Quilts last week. I was pleased to be offered…

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Book Review: My First Crochet

Book Review: My First Crochet

July 25, 20130

I was rather flattered when my six-year-old asked me to teach her to crochet. I figure, how long will she actually want to learn things that make her a bit…

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