Festival of Quilts 2014


 

Festival of Quilts 2014 goodies

Festival of Quilts 2014 goodies

What a wonderful day out the Festival of Quilts makes!  Row after row after row of stunning quilts and row after row after row of shops selling everything you could want for your quilting – and of course all those things that you didn’t realise you wanted.

I was very restrained this time – my finances haven’t recovered yet from when I was carried away at the last show that I went to and bought a longarm.  I was given a fat quarter pack for renewing my Patchwork & Quilting Magazine subscription.  That was quite neat because it came with a bag pattern tucked into the fat quarters.

I bought a book on zentangle which I’m hoping will give me lots of ideas for quilting – plenty to keep me occupied there.

Alex Veronelli of Aurifil

Alex Veronelli of Aurifil

And I won a spool of Aurifil thread.  Now that was a real surprise:  I was chatting with Alex Veronelli on the Aurifil stand and he suddenly gave me a golf club and told me to try for a hole in one, with the prize of a spool of thread if I managed it.  It was a little crazy golf type setup at one end of the stall and to my astonishment I did get a hole in one.  I love Aurifil threads, so that was very welcome – you can see the colour that I chose in the photo at the top.

Detail of one of the quilts

Detail of one of the quilts

I took mountains of photos until the batteries ran out in my camera, but I know that I’m not allowed to use the photos on the website for copyright reasons.  What I can say is that if you live anywhere near Birmingham, do try to get to the Festival of Quilts 2014 – the quilts are totally awe inspiring.  I feel sure that a photo of a small section will be allowable.  Look at the really interesting edge of this quilt.

Magnificent quilting

Magnificent quilting

Of course the quilting itself is always wonderful as well.

I didn’t win anything on the Quilters Guild tombola, but if you want to visit them they are tucked away on the far right of the hall, behind the Janome stand – I wouldn’t want you to miss them.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

I hope to see you again soon.

Rose

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  1. I am so pleased you had such a wonderful time. I am sure all the visitors will thoroughly enjoy themselves. A bit too far for me to go but I do enjoy hearing about these things. Thanks again.
    Best wishes.

    • Thanks, Janny. When I retire I think that I will backpack around the world going to similar quilt shows in other countries. (OK, dream on, Rose!)

  2. I am off in the morning to the Festival – so excited as it is my first time! I am so glad you had such a wonderful time there Rose…

    Take care