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Quilters Quest Belfast

Our shop opening hours are: 9:45am - 4:30pm, closed every Wednesday and Sunday. Internet orders can be placed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Quilters Quest provides an attractive retail outlet for those wishing to purchase or simply browse the very best in high quality patchwork fabrics, threads, and other patchwork and quilting prerequisites. Yvonne, an acknowledged quilter with a strong reputation for striking designs, has stocked the shop with an extensive range of brightly patterned fabrics and essential haberdashery.

Quilters Quest opened its doors in January 2004, mainly because Yvonne, the owner, had a desire to have a Longarm quilting machine but had nowhere to put it at home. Initially she intended to have a small selection of fabric and concentrate mainly on providing a few classes and a Longarm quilting service. Over the years this has developed into a lot of fabric, more weekly classes and workshops, and a very busy Longarm quilting schedule! 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). Yvonne enjoys doing all types of quilting on the Longarm machine from computerised edge to edge, to the more challenging work of custom quilting and also free hand.

Yvonne started patchwork over 20 years ago and since then it has developed into a passion. She has attended patchwork classes delivered by various teachers, including teachers from Ireland, the UK and the USA. These have allowed her to build up a wide range of techniques which she employs in her weekly classes.

Yvonne also designs quilt patterns and has a particular fondness for patchwork bags. You can usually find at least one bag workshop per term. She has had a bag pattern using shrink fabric published in British Patchwork & Quilting Magazine.

Quilters Quest are the only UK and Ireland stockists for SewEzi tables. Sewezi tables provide a personalised workstation where you can complete your craft and sewing projects. SewEzi sewing tables have the added advantage of being able to be packed away when you need additional space. The SewEzi Portable is the original SewEzi truly portable sewing table. This table is ideal for classes, retreats, and small places. Designed to be both light and robust, this table packs away into its own carry case, and has wheels for easy transport. The newly released SewEzi Grande is the ideal sewing room workstation designed with a large worktop top and strong leg system. This Grande sewing table is still able to be packed away in a protective case for storage. The Grande is suitable for both large and small sewing machines. The Sewezi Extension table allows you to extend your work surface, creating options in the sewing room and beyond. This table packs away into to its own carry case, and has wheels for easy transport.

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'.

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