Welcome to Patchwork Castle, the home of beautiful bespoke keepsake memory quilts and cushions, baby clothes quilts, memory blankets, memorial quilts and other gorgeous bits and pieces. Memories you can touch x
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More about me….
Mine is a story of modern motherhood – struggling to combine a stressful, busy job with the equally busy job of raising two young children. I loved crafting, especially needlecraft, and nurtured a longstanding secret desire to hide out in a studio by the sea making beautiful things.
Fast forward to 2011 and the opportunity came along to make a graceful exit from my day job with a bit of cash in my pocket. Combined with my youngest starting school, this was the perfect time to make the leap. Who’d believe it – I now hide out in a studio by the sea making beautiful things!
Quilting was, and still is, my absolute favourite craft. Faced with bags and bags of gorgeous baby clothes that I just couldn’t bear to part with I decided to go back to traditional patchwork and make them into a baby clothes quilt. I started to look around for ideas, but found it hard to find anyone making quite what I had in mind, at the quality and with the level of artistry I hoped for. I did what we do in my family – just tried it!
The result was better than I ever could have imagined. Not only did I end up with an amazing quilt full of memories but it also proved the perfect solution to sorting out those mountains of clothes – I could give those that weren’t going into the quilt to charity or friends without a worry, knowing that those that were so special to me were in the memory quilt that was on display and had a practical purpose in my home. My children also love to be able to see and touch their baby clothes, and talk about when they were small.
I just knew that other parents and children would love a beautiful heirloom keepsake baby clothes memory quilt to treasure too!
Since Patchwork Castle began we have also made memory quilts from adult clothing as a memorial to a loved one. This has included quilts for children who have lost a parent, a woman who lost her husband and from Grandma to a first grandchild from Grandad’s shirts. These are very special projects, and beautiful memorials.
Soft, beautiful, unique and practical, our top quality products will provide you with years of delight and keep all those special memories at your fingertips. We are delighted to bring this quilting service to you, alongside a range of gorgeous handmade quilts, delightful cushions and other yummy bits and pieces.
Please do get in touch – we’re here to help you achieve the look you want, and love special commissions!
Hope to hear from you soon