Tag: Festival of quilts

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At the Festival of Quilts this year, for the very first time, one of the first ladies of Quilting –  Jenny Doan – will be visiting with her famous Trunk Show. Jenny Doan has been called ‘The most famous quilter in the world’ with her Youtube tutorials being viewed more than 110 million times. Jenny…

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We spoke to Anna Baptiste, the event director for the Festival of Quilts and she agreed to give a very rare interview for us here at UKQU.    Leave her a comment and someone will win a pair of tickets to this years event.   They go on sale to the general public on Monday 15th…

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Last month I attended a fabulous talk on the differences between Modern and Contemporary Quilts given by the amazing Linda Seward.  This really struck a chord with me because for some time now I have been offering courses, workshops and talks in this general area, though I focus on an aspect known as Modern Traditionalism…

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I’ve been to the Festival of Quilts a number of times before and I have enjoyed it every time. This time I also enrolled onto a whole day Academy Class workshop with the Queen of felt embroidery herself, Sue Spargo. The workshop had 14 participants, we were in a quiet room away from the hustle…

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Aug 10

DAY 2 

Day two at FOQ dawned bright and early.    We stumbled down to breakfast at our hotel and enjoyed a frugal banquet of cereals, scrambled egg and tomatoes, looking longingly at the bacon and sausage.   Being on a diet has to be obeyed even whilst we are out enjoying the phenomenon of the Festival of Quits.…

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Aug 9

DAY ONE

It is the event of the Quilting Year here in the UK.  The Festival of Quilts is what everything builds up to each August, whether you are planning a visit or exhibiting a quilt,  a retailer taking advantage of the biggest shop front in the UK or you are a passionate quilter and want to attend a workshop,…

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Quilting samples (have I got time to do an extra one?); Workshop handouts (mostly written; need to finally proof read and print off);  Antique wholecloth quilts (which ones shall I bring? Maybe not the really heavy ones, as the class is upstairs); Mug rug sample (ooh, must get the backing on that!); pencils and erasers…

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This year will be my second year working at Festival of Quilts.  It seems like yesterday that I turned up at Pinhole Quilting’s stand, well shall I say floor space because on the Tuesday lunchtime that was all it was!, as the new girl and not really knowing what to expect.  I had bought my…

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There is something nice about making a reproduction quilt but putting your own stamp on it. I’m not sure what initially attracted me to the 1718 Coverlet, but having a facebook quilt-along as well as a published book available (The 1718 Coverlet, by Susan Briscoe) with pattern instructions for both the original and a more…

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This year, for the second year, Quilt Sandwich are taking all of their stock on the road to the Festival of Quilts. The road down to the NEC is a long one but it is wonderful to be able to see so many fellow quilters having a great time at the Festival of Quilts. It…