PENGUIN ORCHESTRA FINDS NEW VENUEThis Penguin Orchestra is the latest of our quilts to find a new home, and has winged its way to the Welsh borders. If you like the idea of owning an original Gail Lawther quilt – small, medium or large – check out our Gail’s quilts for sale pages; as ever, it’s first come, first served!

Spring is here – finally!

If you fancy a whole weekend doing your favourite hobby, join me at the Beautiful Birds quilting retreat in Windsor on May 5th and 6th, for two whole days creating your own versions of some of my lovely bird-themed designs. The extra-exciting news is that all those attending any retreat between March and November 2018 will be entered into a prize draw for the new Janome sewing machine, which retails at £2,199.  There is a roughly 1/50 – 1/100 chance to win this super machine. The machine (or another new Janome which retails at £1,599) will be at all the JHOTV retreats this year as a demo model, so everyone can try it out. For more details click on this link:

Gail has been working on a couple of very large and colourful church banners for the Church of Christ the King in Milnthorpe, Cumbria, for which she’s learnt to use the long-arm quilting machine (above) at the little house of patchwork – many thanks to Tanya. You can see the largest one (2.5 x 2metres) completed, below.

Quilt Shows 2018

We’re at the Grosvenor shows at Exeter (6-8 April), Sandown Park (22-24 June)  Harrogate (31 August – 2 September) plus back at the NEC for the Festival of Quilts (9-12 August).

Plans are advancing for a couple more booklets along the lines of Cottage Gardens & Doodlebugs (below), so watch this space!

We’re very pleased with the positive reception to these booklets, at shows and at Gail’s talks and workshops. Thank you to everyone for the encouraging comments … and also to those who loved them so much they bought a booklet or two! The booklets can be ordered here: Book & Patterns order form 2017

PLEASE IGNORE Amazon’s ‘Currently Unavailable’ listing of our books; we don’t supply them!

eg pattern packs
birds book adYou can view the contents page of BIRDS on our Books page or click here: Bird book contents. You can see all my books and stained-glass patchwork patterns on their web pages, and order by using the downloadable pdf Book & Patterns order form 2017 (or you can e-mail me via our contact link).

GAIL’S TEACHING SCHEDULES 2017: click on this link: Gail teaching & shows 2017

Don’t forget our graphic design serviceTeamwork Graphics –
for any design and printing needs, from flyers to books.

Enjoy the website, and we look forward to hearing from you or seeing you on our travels!


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