Two Truths and a Lie with Katy Jones

I love all of the designer interviews we did last year on The Daily Stitch, but they were time consuming for me to prep and I’m sure they were really time consuming for the designers. So we put that on hold. But it was so interesting to learn about the awesome people who create the fabric that inspires us to sew all the things, so I came up with a new idea: Two Truths and a Lie!

Here is how we’re going to play. The designer, in this case Katy Jones, will tell us three things about herself. Two are true and one is a lie. If you want to participate, tell us in the comments which statement you think is a lie. We’ll put all the correct answers in randomizer and choose one who will win a bundle of Katy’s Priory Square collection when it arrives in the shop next month! Tomorrow we’ll post the correct answers and the winner. Ready? Let’s play!


Katy makes too many quilts [her words!], is the editor, tea girl and keeper of the snack drawer for Quilt Now Magazine and blogs at This year she designed her first collection of fabrics inspired by the UK for Art Gallery Fabrics, Priory Square, which debuted at Quilt Market, Houston. Next year she hopes to make even more quilts than this year, and maybe get a chance to sleep in late every now and then. Katy will be here at the shop on 14 December at 2pm for a launch party for Priory Square so please do come by if you’d like to meet her.

Here are three things about Katy!

1. I have a degree in criminology and wanted to be a policewoman with a gun when I was at university. It had to be with a gun, not a regular one, so I could look especially badass catching the bad guys. But then the police force turned me down so that ruined my plans.

2. I helped deliver a baby whilst waiting for a bus. There was a lady at the bus stop clearly in labour and a lot of pain, I took her to a nearby hotel (the only place open and quiet enough) where she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy as I was on the phone to the emergency services.

3. I love spiders but hate all other creepy crawlies. When I was small if there was a spider in the bath my choice was to pick it up and put it outside or share my bath with it. Fear of spiders wasn’t tolerated and I soon just made friends with them. Sometimes keeping the big harvest spider in the bath as I was splashing around or popping him on the side and playing with him. I have only once killed a spider deliberately, and that was because my best friend refused to let me pick it up and put it out – she needed to see it dead (I’m still sorry for that spider).

Which is a lie? Tell us in the comments! Deadline to be entered in the prize draw is midnight tonight. UK/Europe only for this prize.

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