Personalised bespoke 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 unique quilt just for you or for a loved one. Just get in touch with Lisa to discuss your quilt ideas further.
Here is what Helene said; I was determined to find a use for my wedding dress; I couldn’t bear the thought of it living in a cupboard for the rest of my life. Thanks to you it will live on as a reminder of our special day. You truly offer a unique service, and I hope more brides are inspired to do the same. I am delighted with my wedding dress quilt and cushions, thank you so much! The materials you chose really complement the fabric and show off the embroidered beaded flowers. The cushions are beautiful, especially the one showing off the buttons, which was one of my favourite part of the dress. It was a great idea to have them made into cushions. Thank you!!
Laura asked me to make a special 21st memento quilt for her son Joe; Thanks again for the amazing quilt. You have been able to transform my simple idea into a wonderful momento which I know will be in our family for generations to come. Thank you, thank you, thank you
Annelie wished a quilt for her mum to cuddle up in that wrapped her up with images of her family.
Following on from stitching successful patchwork panels (see previous post) for Lip Services’s new production; Mr Darcy Loses the Plot, the skills of the Avenue Crafters, the Crumpsall Craft Crewe, plus our Barbara, a talented solo ninja stitcher from Oldham, were called upon to create applique panels for the set backdrop. The deadline was tight but don’t these panels look truly amazing. Well done and thank you again to all the stitchers involved.
I started my quilts& business via a career in arts&education. I enjoy working with people to create artworks. If you are interested in working with me on a collaborative project, visit lisawatsontextiles to find out more.
Alex wished me to stitch her a colourful quilt with all her sweatshirts and T-shirts to remind her of her fun student days at Durham University; When I approached Lisa about making a quilt out of all my old university clothes I had no idea what to expect. Throughout the process from initial consultation, through to design and final production, Lisa was exceptional. She made a real effort to really understand what I wanted to achieve with my quilt and managed to pull together all of my treasured memories in such a stylish way. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lisa for a bespoke quilt commission – you can be sure your memories are in safe hands.
Susan Harrison contacted me to stitch two Dresden patchwork quilt cushions for her mother using some of her late father’s ties. Following discussions on colour and design I stitched two traditional with a contemporary twist cushions. Susan tweeted; Thank you @lisawatso for fabulous cushions incorporating my Dad’s ties. Mum is delighted! Chrissie Harrison then sweetly e-mailed; The cushions made from my husband’s ties arrived recently and I am delighted by them. They remind me of many happy occasions when he wore the ties. Thank you so much.
Betsy got in touch to stitch a MCR City football shirt quilt for her teenager son; Max. The family came for a quilt consultation and we decided together on a design and what fabrics would work best for Max’s quilt. I really enjoyed this unique stitching challenge.
Here’s what Betsy said about Max’s quilt; Lisa was amazing to work with. She has made years of football shirts into a real masterpiece. We could not have envisioned anything better! Max loves it. Thank you so much again
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. Angela added; Thank you for the wonderful quilt incorporating Noel’s ties. It gives me joy on a daily basis.
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