About us

This is the start of a new adventure for Joan and myself, an exciting new patchwork and quilting shop called Dotty Dolly. We are based in Wellington, Somerset, at 13 Fore Street (opposite the Nat West). You can contact us on 01823 660879.

We are easy to get to from junction 26 on the M5 - come and see us if you are passing by.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Busy week

It has been one of those weeks (couple of weeks actually).  Started off with trying to sort out the stock room as it was becoming a bit of a nightmare.  Everytime I touched something it fell and whilst sorting out the wadding the step ladder fell on the back of my head as I was bending over.  My first thought (remembering that I am a drama queen) was that I might have seriously hurt myself and made a note to let my husband know in case I keeled over later in the day. 

The whole week seemed to be a catalogue of accidents including knocking glasses of water over fabric, the air conditioning unit pouring water on my head  (spent day worry about getting legionnaires) and ending with raspberry juice leaking over two laundry bags I had made which resulted in driving over to the shop at 10pm to cut more fabric for replacements as they needed to be ready the next day. Thankfully Joan was willing to work on Thursday so I had a day out at the NEC which meant I had a break from it all.

I have never visited the Festival of Quilts before always preferring Malvern so was surprised at the size of the whole event.  I went with Corfe Quilters and was pleased to see so many people I knew on the coach.  Shirley, Marie and myself all made a rush for the back seat so we had space for our shopping on the way back.

The show is so big you need more than one day, I ran out of time so missed most of the quilts although I did manage to see the Russian stand and loved these two examples, the pictures were taken on my phone and don't do them justice at all.

Good news is that it is our 2nd year anniversary on Saturday 1st September, we  thought that we would celebrate by having a clearance sale starting on Friday 31st August for one week only. There will plenty of bolts reduced to £5 - £7.50 per metre plus we are also offering 10% off the rest of the fabric in the shop.  So it would be lovely to see  you, we may even have cake!
Debby & Joan


  1. Oh dear, I know how it is when water features with fabric..not good. Glad you enjoyed the festival, have you seen this http://henhousehomemade.blogspot.co.uk/

    1. What a lovely blog Lizzie, love washed and worn fabrics I have used them to make a scrap quilt but haven't quite finished it yet