The introduction of the rotary cutter by the Olfa Company in 1979 was a milestone in the history of patchwork and quilting. Not since Singer’s development of the electric sewing machine in 1889 has the way we make our quilts been so dramatically influenced.
The Festival of Quilts is Europe’s number one quilt show attracting 24,000 visitors from all over the world. Showcasing thousands of magnificent quilts, the show celebrates patchwork and quilting in all its forms.
Sometimes I lie awake at night pondering the great conundrums of the universe such as: if the speed of light is 670 million miles per hour, what is the speed of darkness? Or is darkness really light travelling backwards? But in my worst moments I wonder: what if there were no new fabric designs?