Janet and Stanley

Janet Bolton quilt

Like many of you I think Janet Boltons’ work is amazing! I love the naive style of it and how every stitch is so considered and well executed. She is a huge source of inspiration for me.

When I was just getting interested in patchwork I made my own version of Janet Boltons’ ‘My Grandmothers’ Patchwork Quilt’ and was lucky enough to attend one of her workshops.

With Janets’ help (and her fabric!) I made the hare block and added it to the other blocks to make my own unique version of her quilt.

On Saturday, after years of wanting to go there, I finally got to see the Stanley Spencer painted chapel in Burghclere. What an amazing place. 

Joes’ favourite picture was of the soldiers eating bread and jam. After having to behave themselves in the chapel the boys spent the next hour chasing around the orchard (first photo in the link) trying to catch crickets! A great day out. 



7 Responses to “Janet and Stanley”

  1. Ali Says:
    July 30th, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    I’m going to a JB workshop hopefully in October here “Country Threads”
    Bath Tel: 01225 480 056

    I don’t think they’ve started advertising it yet, so if you give them a ring you may be lucky, if you’re interested.

  2. lynette anderson Says:
    July 30th, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    I love Janet Boltons work too! I first saw her things at a craft show in a town hall somewhere in London, about 1983, can’t remember which town hall. However I will always regret not having bought a piece of her work, sadly I had a very small baby strapped to my chest who was demanding to be fed! I so wish I had gone back after I had fed him as now I would own an original piece!

  3. melissa Says:
    July 31st, 2007 at 12:36 am

    A friend recently lent me her copy of a Janet Bolton patchwork book and i feel instantly in love with her work. do you know i actually wondered if YOU were janet bolton after i saw that?!
    i love this quilt.

  4. Jenna Says:
    August 1st, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    I have never seen Janet Bolton’s work before. It is just beautiful. Definitly a wonderful inspiration.

  5. Lindy Says:
    August 2nd, 2007 at 1:28 am

    glad to hear everyone had a great time.

  6. VictoriaE Says:
    August 2nd, 2007 at 11:25 am

    I was walking along Autralia’s capital city some seven years ago, and came upon a shop full of heavily reduced books, and found one that changed so much of how I saw art and fabric and textiley things, it changed how I saw things made out of fabric, it was by Janet Clare and it was amazing.

  7. VictoriaE Says:
    August 2nd, 2007 at 11:26 am

    Woops, I mean Janet Bolton!!!
    But I’m sure your book in the future will be amazing too.

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