Spiral Motion by Jo Gray
I recently attended the quilt show at the Region 8 Blackthorpe Barn Exhibition and saw some truly amazing quilts, and I hope someday I will be able to make something as good. Some of my…
I must admit I used to love going to the stitching and textile shows in the USA when I was a professional Cross Stitch Designer. I even taught classes at the one I went to in Riverside California, and went twice to Des Moines in Iowa, and a stitching show in New York. All these shows had an element of Quilting too, but that wasn’t my main focus then, so although I enjoyed looking at all the Quilts and booths with supplies, I did not bring suitcases of material back with me. In the UK I used to exhibit at Harrogate, Alexandra Palace, Manchester, Birmingham and Olympia to sell my Cross Stitch Kits and Patterns. My focus is now Quilting, but mobility issues make going to shows difficult both from the point of getting there and also being able to get round the halls, but I still enjoy going to Quilting shops and fabric stores when away on holiday.
I was lucky enough to be sent the Makower UK Festive Range of fabric squares to review recently, can you imagine, Christmas fabric in April, what fun!!!
Makower UK Festive Range
The bundle of 14 squares…
Thanks for your comment Teresa, I like to make what I want to make too and most of the time that is what I do, but I now have a stash of about 12 fully made up quilts and 7 tops, they have to get sold as I can’t store them all and everyone has a quilt and I don’t want to stop making them. Oh the dilemma’s….
I really enjoyed reading your article and found it informative. Being relatively new to sewing / quilting (just 2 years) I haven’t tried any hand quilting anything yet. However I look forward to reading all your other parts and then maybe I might bite the bullet (needle!) and give it a go.
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