Monday, 24 August 2015

The Festival of Quilts 2015 - Part One - The Artists at the Show.

The Festival of Quilts 2015 was busier then ever. It never ceases to amaze me how many people visit the show - it reminds me of the quote 'build it and they will come', and they do.
Before arriving I'd made a list of the stands I wanted to see - Coolcrafting, Stone Creek Textiles , Empress Mills, Cowslips Workshops, The Warm Company (and receive their free gift!) and John James Needles. Some to buy goodies and others to check out their latest stock.
A two person quilt by Steve Richardson and The Bramble Patch

Sarah and Anthony of Coolcrafting
The fabulous free gift from The Warm Company
It was lovely to say hello to Janet Clare, Hilary Beattie, Stephanie Redfern, Christine Chester,  Ruth Singer and my dear friend Ferret and talk to the fabulous Stuart  Hilliard on the Cotton Patch stand - a man truly in love with fabrics and quilts.
Stuart Hillard

Hilary Beattie
Stephanie Redfern
Ruth Singer
Ferret
Christine Chester
By the end of the day my feet were aching - the sign of a good show. A short walk and I was on the train.  In previous years, the train has been chocker in economy, so the assurance of a seat and a two hour journey chatting with friends about the show (and a large coffee), was something to look forward to at the end of the day. Coming back in First Class was a real treat.


The goodies that came home with me

I came home with a large bag of goodies - less than in former shows - I was very restrained. I am thrilled with the khadi paper, the John James needles and my latest kits from Coolcrafting. I had a brilliant day.
More Festival of Quilts posts to follow.  

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