17 August 2011

Last weekend

Bit of a boring title as it was quite a busy end to the week last week.  David and I went to Birmingham and whilst I visited the Festival of Quilts on Thursday and Friday.  I met several friends during the two days including those from Barnsley, some people from the BQL e-mail list and from the postcard group and also some bloggers too - including Janet (she runs the Barnsley Embroidery group), Benta and Julie (of Mixed Media) so a lovely social time.

I did get to see quilts and purchase books and fabric (that goes without saying!), so spent a fair bit too.  Here are some quilts that I really did enjoy seeing.
Winner of the Contemporary Quilts (think I got this sideways)

"Feel the Tingle in Your Fingers"by Ruth Parker

I liked these Arab men - so lifelike

This quilt is "Melinda's Zinnias" by Robyn Fahy

And a close up of one of the flowers

Another sideways pic - of Mosaic floor tiles - this was made by Susan Atkinson

This quilt was winner in the Art Quilts and Best in Show
Here are my purchases from the two days:
Machine feet, buttons, ribbons, bits and bobs


Rulers, spray baste and t
I'll post more photos later (when I've managed to get all my photos the right way around!


  1. Lovely photos. The first quilt was made by Valarie, one of the Irish Quilters that came over with Jackie. Isn't it awesome. It's a Dear Jane for the 21st century. Lovely to have won, but her quilt now goes on a road show, and she gets it back next year!

  2. It was lovely to meet you there, especially as I feel I know you from blogland!

  3. There were some lovely looking quilts there it seems.


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