We will be closed for the holidays from 2pm on Tuesday 23rd December 2014 until 9:45am Monday 5th January 2015. The Quilters Quest January Sale willl run from 5th - 10th January 2015 (closed Wednesday as normal).
Quilters Quest in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is a real treasure trove for patchwork & quilting enthusiasts. We have over 1500 bolts of fabric to select from in-store, a variety of waddings, extra-wide backing fabrics, a selection of fabric kits, & a large selection of fabric panels all in stock. An extensive notions/haberdashery section contains many necessary items, gadgets and tools that make patchwork & quilting easier; we are delighted to be the new UK & Ireland distributors for SewEzi tables. Please feel free to browse through our online shop or if you’re in the area call in. All our staff members are dedicated patchwork & quilting enthusiasts who will be more than happy to help with any queries you may have.
We are constantly updating & adding new products to our online shop so please keep checking back to see what's new. Any comments or suggestions will be gladly received, simply contact us.
Weekly classes are available at Quilters Quest & one-day workshops are also held on Saturdays.
Yvonne also provides a Longarm Quilting service. For those who love to piece quilt tops but do not have the time to quilt them Yvonne offers a computerised machine quilting service; this includes edge-to-edge, border & custom quilting. Your pieced top will be professionally quilted with no need for marking or basting. Please contact Yvonne on 028 90454745 to arrange an appointment to discuss your requirements or for a quote. Please note that Yvonne is not available during class times (see Weekly Class Schedule & Upcoming Workshops).
Quilters Quest are the UK & Ireland stockists for SewEzi tables. SewEzi is a truly portable sewing table suitable for nearly all commercially available sewing machines. It is particularly popular with quilters and other craftspeople who take part in workshops. Its compact design and storage bag means it can easily be transported in a car, and be stored under a bed or in a wardrobe. The SewEzi table is designed for comfort and portability; your sewing machine will be at the proper height, enabling an ergonomically correct posture while sewing. You can sew longer and be more productive! The table has wheels and two handles for easy transportation. It is strong but light and is easily assembled.
Group visits are very welcome at the shop (by prior arrangement) or if you would like Yvonne to visit your group then ring 028 90454745 to make the necessary arrangements.
Quilting is 'uniquely' good for us!
A University of Glasgow team has found that quilting is 'uniquely' good for you. A study found that quilting improved well-being in ways that physical & outdoor activities could not, & offered a creativity that had been ‘stifled’ in the modern world. They interviewed quilters & found the activity helped their cognitive, creative & emotional well-being, particularly among older people. The use of bright colours was ‘uplifting’, the activity distracted from the stress of work, & quilting offered challenges such as maths & geometry. It also increased confidence & had an important social side. Professor Jacqueline Atkinson, co-author of the study & a quilter herself for five decades, said: ‘Doing something that engages you & that you enjoy is key. As adults, we don’t often do enough that includes fun & play'.