Personalised unique quilt commissions are always welcome. If you wish to make a quilt from cherished old clothes, or from your own special stash of fabric , Lisa will work with you to design a quilt to the size&style that fits you&your home. Lisa can also stitch a quilt (-floor cushion-tent-laptop cover-you decide) as a special gift to celebrate a significant event, or can make a bespoke quilt just for you or for a loved one. Just get in touch with Lisa to discuss your quilt ideas further.
As part of The Shackleton 100 commemorations, I was asked to stitch another special Shackleton ‘Gentleman Explorer’ quilt. These quilts are made in collaboration with The Shackleton Clothing Company. The top of the quilt features sumptuous but rugged panels of genuine Harris Tweed, the world-renowned and amazingly hardwearing fabric, woven in Harris on the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. The flecks of colour and weaves of the tweed fit in perfectly with the rugged landscape of Elephant Island and the skies and waters of the Southern Ocean, where Shackleton and his men survived their epic adventure.
The back of the quilt includes durable corduroy in just the right gents’ trouser shade, encircled with handsome utilitarian fabrics from Ian Mankin.
The Shackleton is a perfect quilt for the gentleman explorer’s study, bedroom, living room or tent! Ideal for an autumn evening of outdoor banjo playing too!
Lia and Anthony were married last month. Their chief bridesmaid and the couples best friend Ally wished me to create a truly personalised wedding gift, so armed with a list of references and a colour swatch I stitched them a wedding quilt linking to their histories (lots of Dutch inspired printed images), interests (running & wine glasses) and passions (West Ham United and cats!).
Debbie wished to use all of her father’s amazing collection of ties to create a comforting quilt for her mother, who has just moved into a new flat closeby to Debbie after selling her martial home. Every single tie has been stitched into this quilt to create an eyecatching design. The quilt has been backed and binded in shirting fabric to link in with this tie quilt.
Here is what Debbie said; Thanks again for the beautiful Quilt, pride of place on mum’s bed. The death of your life partner is devastating, but for Mum, downsizing from the house she had shared with Dad, to a flat for one, was a painful and difficult process. When she gave me a bag of Dad’s old ties that the felt she could not keep, I realised what a strong reflection of his life they were. In the bag were ties from school, university, professional and personal aspects of his life. There were ties that I could clearly remember him wearing to important family events. When I discussed them with Lisa she used her wonderful artistic flair and intricate practical skills to create a true work of art. The quilt is both a psychological and physical comfort and is undoubtedly now a wonderful keepsake and remembrance of my dear departed Dad. Thank you Lisa.
Elaine brought all her daughter’s baby and childhood clothes, as well as some of her maternity dresses to stitch into a comforting memory quilt for Charlotte who has just started studying medicine at Oxford University (WOW!). Elaine really wished as many fabrics as possible to be stitched into Charlotte’s memory quilt and I think we have succeeded, don’t you?
Elaine wrote; Charlotte’s face was a picture when she saw her quilt for the first time on Christmas Day. She absolutely loved it and thought the mixes of colours and patterns were brilliant. Everyone who has seen it thinks it is beautiful and a really thoughtful idea. Charlotte’s quilt now has pride of place on her bed at Oxford University! Thank you so much for making Charlotte’s quilt for us. We are delighted with it and it has brought back some lovely memories.
Rebecca got in touch asking me to make her a cot quilt I wanted to gift my best friend a special present to celebrate the arrival of her daughter and thought about using my bridesmaids dress as material for a quilt. I had no idea where to start with this process or if it was even possible. I found lisa on google and she has been so helpful throughout. I live oversees and so it was difficult for us to chat about what i wanted but she accommodated this with a lot of patience. As I didn’t really know what I was wanting she offered great suggestions and I trusted her opinion throughout. She has created a beautiful quilt which I’m sure will be treasured. Thanks Lisa! Congratulations to both Rebecca & her BBF on the their new babies x
Lisa’s latest commission was to take Karen Halicki’s wedding dress and stitch it into a Wedding Dress quilt; “I am absolutely delighted with my beautiful quilt made by Lisa. I was at a loss as to what I should do with my wedding dress and wanted to preserve it in some way. After deciding it should have a new life as a quilt, I contacted Lisa who kindly and patiently explained the process, helping me to decide how it should look. She then spent a lot of time and effort making, what I thought was a rather crazy idea, into a reality. I am really grateful to Lisa for putting up with me but most of all for transforming my poor, neglected dress into a thing of beauty again!!”
If you are interested in Lisa stitching you a personalised unique quilt, click Bespoke-quilt-info for further details