Who Is Lina?
Lina Patchwork Ltd. was founded in August 2013 by Nancy Adamek and was based at the Kent Enterprise Hub at the University of Kent in Canterbury (UK) until recently. Lina Patchwork now operates from Homeside Farm in Ripple near Deal – however, the company does NOT have retail shop premises!
‘I have been a keen Quilter for the last 20 years and had my passion for quilting passed on to me by my mother Lillian Adamek. Lillian was a completely self-taught Quilter who founded the first local quilt group in Hamm (Germany) when I was a teenager in the 80’s. She went on to teach quilt classes at the adult education centre and organised annual quilt shows for many years. She actually got me into quilting by refusing to make me a quilt! And although I was very cross with her initially, I am eternally grateful for her stubbornness today. Once I started sewing my first quilt I never looked back: What a wonderful hobby!
Mum and I always dreamed of having our own quilting business together. Sadly she passed away in 2006. But her legacy lives on: ‘Lillian & Nancy’ – Li-Na = Lina Patchwork.
Did I mention that she was pretty obsessed with English Paper Piecing?’
About Lina Patchwork
At Lina Patchwork we aim to supply quality pre-cut paper pieces in popular sizes and quantities. We die-cut these papers ourselves and use only paper that has the highest environmental credentials when it comes to manufacture and sustainability (as certified by the FSC seal).
All sizes of paper shapes are given in inch measurements because these are traditionally used in patchwork in the US and the UK. However, we do also give the measurements in metric (cm) for our customers on the near continent! Should you ever be in doubt over which size papers you need (inch or centimetres) please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We are always happy to help!
We trade predominantly through our website and attend most of the major Quilt shows in the United Kingdom with our stand, where Nancy also often teaches EPP workshops!