Sunday, 22 August 2010

Festival of Quilts 2010

Just returned from the Festival of Quilts at the NEC Birmingham. I visited the show for 3 days, Thursday, Friday and today. It is the first time that I have visited for more than one day and I have really enjoyed it. Even so I don't think that I saw every quilt!
The first thing I did on Thursday morning was to visit my pieces in situ just to make sure they had arrived safely and that they looked ok. I was pleased to find them looking great and not out of place, meaning up to standard.
Of course I did not win a prize but entering and seeing my pieces on display has given me confidence to keep entering more shows. I heard some good comments when I was standing near them and someone took a photo of my quilt so that was positive!

Here is my miniature quilt on display, top row 2nd from left. You can see the winning miniature quilt here - it went on to win 'Best in Show'.
And here is my sewing machine cover in the Quilt Creations category.

Here is the winner of the Quilt Creations -a puppet called Dirty Bertie made by Sarah Bailey.

Second place went to this doll - 'Child of the owl clan' by Marie Roper.
I think that this category must be difficult to judge as it contains quite different items, wearable art, bags, shoes, books etc but it is also one of the best categories in my opinion.

So lots more to tell in future posts. Didn't buy much fabric or supplies but have bought a new sewing machine which is about 3 years overdue. Spent lots of time talking to old friends and new. Lovely to see Pat and Paul from Cornwall, Sue from my embroidery group, Sandra from Leeds, Annedore from Germany to mention just a few.

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Jenny said...

Hi, I was there on Thursday, loved everything I saw (well almost!) I did see your sewing machine cover and loved that! Congratulations for getting your stuff on show.

Susan Briscoe said...

Sorry I didn't catch up with you at the show - it was really very busy for me. Look forward to more reports. I didn't get to see all that much as I couldn't get away from the stand!

Angie said...

I saw your sewing machine cover, loved it. I was a steward in that area for 2 hours on Saturday afternoon and I told many people about it being to celebrate freedom for the battery hens. I thought it was fabulous, well done you... for the cover and for rescuing the hens!