Newquilts Now I must keep you up to date with what is going on and there certainly seems to be a lot!

Firstly our next book which is due at the publishers on 14th November – goodness only a couple of weeks away – is going to be called Two From One Jelly Roll Quilts. It is such an exciting idea – we have taken one jelly roll and from the first twenty strips we have made one quilt and then from the remaining twenty strips we have made another – looking quite different both in design and colour. It is fantastic for making cot quilts, wallhangings and throws plus you have the option to make them larger if you wish. There will be eighteen new patterns so there will definitely be something you just can't wait to get started on! Publication date for this book is not until July next year so sorry …. you are just going to have to wait. You could however come along to our Strip Club on the first Monday of each month and you will get to see a new pattern from the book – so you will indeed be one step ahead!

To keep you inspired, Jelly Roll Inspirations was published on 30th October and in this book are the twelve quilts from the Jelly Roll Challenge. This book has created such a lot of interest and the quilts in it are absolutely stunning. If you haven't got your copy yet, then don't delay as there is something in it for all levels of ability from the beginner to the much more adventurous.

We have been working hard also on preparing our next workshop programme. Our programme for January – June 2010 is out this week so check this out on our website We have more visiting tutors than ever before – all looking forward to teaching in our new workshop.

Which brings me on to our next piece of news……. Who remembers when The Quilt Room first started back in 1981 – above the bookshop in the High Street? Yes lots of you I know. Well we are sort of going back to our roots as we are taking over the bookshop. We will be moving from West Street and opening at 37-39 High Street, Dorking on 1st February 2010. There is such a lot to think about but it will all get done and once we have moved it will be fantastic to have the shop, the mail order department, the long arm quilting studio and the workshop all together. I feel quite tired thinking about it all so I shall leave you with something that someone has just sent to me which made me laugh:

Doc I can't stop singing The Green, Green Grass of Home'. "That sounds like the Tom Jones Syndrome". 'Is it common?' "It's not unusual".