Monday, December 7, 2009

Make Do & Mend.....

About Make Do & Mend Quilts:

My name is Deb McGuire and I am a local mum of three kids aged 6, 5 and 1. I was a failed knitter who didn’t think I had the patience for making things. Three years ago I wanted a quilt for my son’s bed. In searching eBay for a department store quilt I stumbled upon an unfinished handmade romantic 1930’s butterfly quilt from Ohio. I was determined to learn how to finish the quilt, and so my patchwork obsession began.

I didn’t think I could make a quilt, and so many people when admiring my quilts have said the same. The idea of a complete kit with really simple instructions to show that everyone can make a quilt was a simple next step. I am passionate about showing people that they can do it, and after one kit quilt they are usually hooked! I source great modern fabrics and design contemporary quilts that look great in your baby’s room today, but will be a future family heirloom.
Best Sellers:
My best seller is called Jitterbug Butterflies and I love it, as it encapsulates what Make Do & Mend is about. It is a great bright modern design, but made from 1950’s style prints, the perfect marriage of traditional and modern.

At the More Than A Mama - Christmas Fayre:
At the fayre I will be selling kits for all of my baby quilts, and the originals will be there for you to touch and see as inspiration. I will also be previewing my Make Do & Mend Quilty Comforters in kit form. For the nervous sewer, and at under £25, these are smaller than a quilt and make a great Christmas gift idea for an expectant mum (or soon to be Granny!), or make the Quilty yourself and give to a grateful Little Person to snuggle this winter.

Come and meet Deb and all our other sellers at the fayre this Wednesday evening, 9th Dec, at Berkhamsted Town Hall from 7.30pm. Remember admission is free and includes a free glass of mulled wine and music, so come along a soak up some festive spirit!


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