I am a London-based handquilter and silent film historian - and I'm always amazed at how much one is inspired by the other! To me, quilting and research are intertwined - there's normally a story and quite a lot of reading that sits behind my quilt work, so I am very much a slow stitcher.
I blog about quilting, reading and the movies and how they inspire me at http://www.isthereroomformetosew.com where you can find out about various quilting projects including The Nelson Quilt. Inspired by a 1918 Silent Film, the Nelson Quilt is made up of 3,200 one inch squares, all sewn together by hand. I am currently exploring ways of incorporating text into my quilting, particularly with my ongoing Thames Quilt Project which takes me out from the Pool of London, down the Thames Estuary to the Maunsell Forts.
I am a hand stitcher by preference - I prefer not to use a machine at all.
You can follow me on twitter @TheSewingBea (mostly sewing) or @MissElvey (mostly silent film) or on Instagram misselvey