About Sarah

Hello and welcome to my website!  I do hope you'll enjoy taking a look around and feel inspired to sew! I've been making quilts for over 12 years and sewing all my life. I've turned my hobby into a profession and I'm so blessed to live such a creative life.  From the very baby first quilt I made for my daughter all those years ago, to now writing two books, Jump into Patchwork and Quilting  and Rotary Cutting Basics for C and T publishing, it really is a dream come true.

 

Collaborating with Italian thread company Aurifil has also been a career highlight and I'm proud to present the Jump into Quilting Aurifil thread collection to accompany the book.  

 

I love to design quilt patterns, including the Up and Away Baby Quilt and the Sweet Heart of Mine Baby Quilt which are available in my online shop. I have many more quilt designs up my sleeve and can't wait to share them with you soon.  I also love quick projects and I hope you'll enjoy the One Hour Gift Bag the Dresden Porthole Pillow and the Notebook Clutch and Pen Case patterns, which all pretty and practical! 

 

When I'm not quilting, I make glitter project pouches to help you keep your WIPs (works in progress) organised – I do love a storage solution, and if it has glitter on it, even better!

 

My other passion is writing, and for 2021 I was proud to be the columnist for Today's Quilter Magazine, with my Creating Connections Series.  In 2022 I am busy writing for other publications including the Modern Quilt Guild and Stitch magazine.  

 

I've collaborated with many companies and organisations over the years including: 

- Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine 

- The Modern Quilt Guild 

- The Quilter's Planner 

- The Quilter's Guild of the British Isles

- Oakshott Fabrics 

 

I'm also the founder of the Great British Quilter, and you can find out more about how I champion all things British and Quilting over on the GBQ website.  

 

I'd love to hear from you!  Do email me at sarah.ashford@sarahashfordstudio.com