Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The Festival of Quilts 2014 - Part One - The Atmosphere of the Show

The Festival of Quilts 2014 was bigger than ever. To see everything in the show you really need  a day and a half or even two to do it thoroughly - I had just a day.... so lots of fast walking was on the cards.
The shopping alone takes the best part of half a day and then there are the quilts, exhibitions and demonstrations which take up the rest of the time - and at some point I had to eat too!
I spent the day with one of my girlfriends and arranged to meet others for tea - sharing ideas and shopping opportunities can be a blessing over a cup of tea with chums.... my favourite bit about the day is looking into each others' shopping bags and checking out our purchases. I will add a number of posts about the show, each with a different flavour. These are some photos that share the show's atmosphere.... starting with shopping, then lunch, exhibitions and quilts, demonstrations and finally a last look at the quilts before leaving.... a wonderful day.

I started shopping as soon as the doors opened - it started off quiet  and soon filled up!
I adored these rabbits from Cool Crafting

Fabrics Galore - A wonderful source for Liberty fabrics
These Advent stockings were everywhere
Kaffe Fasset and Bandon Mably on the Cotton Patch Stand
Picnic Lunch - There were more benches this year that soon filled up - it was buzzing with excited chattering

Sue Chapman

Hilary Beattie
The live studio of Committed to Cloth
Linda Kemshall
A last look at the quilts before leaving
At half past five we had to leave...... 

An absolutely fantastic day - my feet were killing me - a sign of a good day!
More blog posts to follow on the Festival of Quilts....

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