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 only had a day, which meant lots of fast walking was on the cards.
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. I had a wonderful day.
Shopping, Shopping, Shopping
Let’s face it, one of the main reasons for visiting the Show is for a little retail therapy!
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 started shopping as soon as the doors opened – it started off quiet and soon filled up!
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My home is full to bursting with a patchwork quilt or two.
I’ve been a patchwork and quilter for over twenty years. There are so many projects stashed away in my home that I sometimes forget just what I’ve made.
Scrappy Patchwork Quilt
If you’ve ever meet an avid patch-worker, you’ll probably know that somewhere in their home, lives the biggest pile of large bed quilts you can possibly imagine.
Well it’s the same in my home.
For over ten years, I worked in a Patchwork and Quilting shop, making quilt samples for the shop and samples for my own workshops too. Hence, my ‘pile’ is slightly bigger than most.
Continue reading “A Patchwork Quilt Revisited”
The piped binding method I have used on this project is from the Ricky Tims Grand Finale DVD – I was lucky enough to buy the DVD from the man himself, and get it signed too! (he’s quite a lovely chap).
|Apply binding to BACK of the work
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