Now I am not one of those people who is often accused of too much thinking (quite the opposite), but the British Quilt and Stitch Village show I attended with my lovely sewing buds on Sunday, has got me thinking, about quilting stuff- but more about that on a later post.
I headed over to the lovely Kerry's house to "car pool" with her, Reene and Susan. I've met all three before, and Kerry and Susan I know particularly well, they're hilarious, all three, and we wasted no time in putting the world to rights! This was my first time to the show, I couldn't make last year, and it's a smaller, regional show than the Festival Of Quilts that I've been too, so I was interested to see how it compared.
Now, I'm a vain creature, and the main reason I wanted to go was to see this:
Yes, it's my quilt, I love it, and i wanted to see it on show, simple. As I was unsure of the categories, I decided to enter in the New Beginnings Category, as it was my first show, and these quilts were in a different building to the main core of quilts, which was ok, but it would have been nice if there had been a Contemporary Quilts group, I would have known where to put it! :o)
One of the other highlights of the show was getting to see Kerrys Fryed Pixels quilt, Stephen Fry looked fab, and according to the lady who was looking after them (I think she was some kind of magician, she had white gloves and everything!) he had received a lot of attention from the public- and quite right too!
We also met up with the lovely Katy at the show, who was visiting family nearby, and got to see her Madrona Corners creation, which was massive, and just fab, with her fantastic quilting.
We had a lovely day, there were many quilts and embroideries of different styles, and designs, and although there were many that don't necessarily appeal to me, the talent and skills couldn't be denied.
Some of my favourites are as follows:
|Katy Jones- Hexy MF|
I will also be entering another competition, and I have my sights set on the Festival Of Quilts, where I will be helping out the fantastic ladies at Pin It And Stitch That quilts a whole other project I need to get done, it's been whirring round my head for a while, but no time for a while.
The gauntlet has also been slapped around young Kerry's rosy cheeks, as she is a well known lover of brown, and after we scoffed at the idea of a Modern Brown Quilt, she has readily picked up that gauntlet and accepted the challenge- I look forward to seeing her response! :o)
|Susan and Reene laughing at the idea of a Modern Brown Quilt perhaps?|