Search
  • Nicola

The Sewing Quarter...


Back in December I was writing about the serendipity of snow and about things that happen just when you need them to. Well, a few mornings earlier I’d opened an unexpected email from an editor at Immediate Media - the publishers of Today’s Quilter - asking if I’d consider presenting tutorials on their TV channel, the Sewing Quarter. I showed it to my boys and, oh, how we laughed.

Twenty four hours later I opened the next instalment of the Makelight Advent Calendar and the prompt that morning was Do Something Brave in 2018. It felt like Emily and Stef had posted that one just for me. Could I? Should I? With Emily’s encouragement I signed up for a screen test (two words I never thought I’d find myself writing...) and early in that brave new year caught the train to the Sewing Quarter studio in Birmingham, with a suitcase full of samples and tummy full of butterflies.

Scroll forward to March: I was booked for my first show the next day and it was snowing again. Rather heavily. Trains were being cancelled left, right and centre so I felt incredibly lucky to actually get to my hotel and early - so very early - the next morning dragged my suitcase through the snowdrifts to the studio. And so my adventure began...