Tag: Festival of quilts

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There is a lot of chat in the social media, including our own UK Quilters United about this years Festival of Quilts.  Will it happen, won’t it.  What’s the entry criteria.  what’s needed and more. We aim here at the website to support our membership in whatever way we can, so on this occasion we…

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  Entry for Quilts Deadline extended to 11am Monday 7th June 2021 With two weeks left to create and enter your quilt into the 2021 Festival of Quilts, it’s worth considering why you might want to do that.   FOQ as we fondly refer to this prestigious event ,sets out seven reasons why we should give…

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Our friends at the Festival of Quilts really are hoping for a great event this year after having to cancel everything in 2020.   I am sure many of us will still be reticent about attending but there’s still time to submit an entry for the Quilt Competition.   Don’t be put off by thinking your…

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Yes – you read that right.  The organisers of the Festival of Quilts have given everyone, both here and at our sister Facebook Group an exclusive discount code to use when purchasing tickets for the 2021 Festival of Quilts.  This year’s dates are 29th July to 1st August. UKQU2021 The FOQ website is open for…

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As the drama of the pandemic plays out there are glimmers of things happening that might just be a sign of better times for us all, especially for traders and visitors to the Festival of Quilts .. or FOQ as we fondly refer to this prestigious event in our usual annual calendar. We are rather…

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During a time when we’re unable to come together for the annual celebration of The Festival of Quilts, the team at The Festival of Quilts have introduced a brand new online initiative “Beyond The Festival of Quilts’  which will bring the quilting community together for a host of activities and events until we can all…

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Home from Festival of Quilts and the airwaves are positively humming! There are lots of topics of conversation, but the one that has leapt out at me is the thorny issue of Categories. I thought I could write about this – a bit about the why and a bit about the category definitions, and what…

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If you have visited here before you know that I am rather partial to modern quilts, so of course my review of Festival of Quilts 2019 had to be about the Modern category didn’t it?  In fact it really did because it was one of only 2 sections that I actually managed to see whilst…

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Woohoo, it’s August and that means Festival of Quilts. I think I first went to the show in 2015, when I got myself onto a coach trip run by a local(ish) quilt group.  The trips is well organised and goes on Thursday, coming back on the Friday night.  There’s one night in a hotel on…

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It’s almost that time of year again when all Quilters start to become focused on one thing.   The annual visit to the Festival of Quilts.   Suddenly all the talk over at the Facebook Groups is about this and for those who have not been before here’s a beginners guide.  It might help those of us…