– 181 – mariner’s compass quilt

This one… is an old one.  I must have started this quilt at least 13 years ago which means that my taste hasn’t changed that much because I still like it (worth sticking to the classics) and that is worth keeping hold of things.  (It could also mean it looks terribly old fashioned and should…

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– 126 – Festival of Quilts 2017, part 2

The American edition. The following quilts all came from across the pond so to speak.  I believe they were the best in show, well a selection of… there were a few more but they were displayed in the darkest booth and some of my photos were awful so apologies for the omission. Also – moaning…

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– 125 – Festival of Quilts 2017, part 1

The Birmingham International Festival of Quilts is a real summer treat.  I’ve been going for years… including one year I was so pregnant everybody was given me worried looks and followed my with a mop and bucket just in case, (In actual fact I wasn’t that close to the due date… I was just humongous).…

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– 123 – a workshop with Anna Maria Horner

Yesterday I got up nice and early (actually it was only early… not nice at all in all honesty, still suffering from this wretched jet lag) and drove to North London to spend a day learning new techniques from the one and only Anna Maria Horner. The workshop took place at ‘The Village Haberdashery, a…

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– 92 – Malvern Festival of Quilts

… It’s been so long since I visited that it’s almost embarrassing writing about it, but here we go. First of all a confession:  it wasn’t my favourite show. All the quilts exposed had been skilfully done but not many grabbed my attention and made me run back home to the sewing machine with a…

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– 47 – KITSCHen sink quilt

Last night was football night… and football night is also known as sewing nights around here.   Husband on sofa watching aforementioned football and me in my room downstairs sewing. Everybody’s happy. I had all intention of practicing my ‘walking foot mad skillz’ but when looking for a large scrap of fabric to work with…

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– 45 – vintage quilts

Allow me a little moan. A couple of Saturdays ago I managed to get into this ‘talk/small tour’ behind the scene at the Wilson Museum here in Cheltenham.  The subject?  vintage quilts from their archives. How fab! (side note I got in on a ‘senior’ tickets that somebody returned…. nobody queried it… slightly depressing) Anyway,…

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