I'm Anna, a former upholsterer and bookseller, and I started The Hackney Quilter to explore my love of traditional quilts in a way that was more relevant for modern homes.
Although I made my first quilt in my teens I didn't start quilting full time until January 2021. In those first months I learned that there is so much more to be gained from quilting than a beautiful picnic rug or cosy throw for those colder moments.
Quilt-making sparks our creativity and engages our senses. Its repetitive actions sooth us and keep us in the present moment. I have found first hand in my own practise that quilting provides a mindful space for me to replenish my reserves. It has also introduced me to a wide community of supportive and creative makers both online and in real life. What's better than a stitch and a natter? The Crafts Council writes more about the health benefits of craft here
I want to see the art of quilt making and its restorative powers enjoyed by all! And with that in mind I've curated a collection of the best quality quilting supplies so finding just what you need for your own modern quilting projects is easy. No matter what your skill level or experience, whether you own a sewing machine or not, there is something here for you. From fabrics and quilt kits, to threads and sewing notions, I only stock products that I can personally recommend.