Ten days ago I received a real treat. It was a little package of fabric from the Makower “Indigo” range. This is a beautiful 100% cotton range of fabrics in prints encompassing koi carp imagery, chr…
In complete love with this new range, I am still hoarding lots of Moda Shibori & other hand dyed Indigo fabrics from the amazing Tracy Fox, so this will be an option for making reversible quilts where the backing will complement the front. I really like the way you have shown the different arrangements for the finished blocks.
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…
A lovely, balanced, personal view which really encourages us to consider our quilts and to enter them!
Thank you, Maggie – I look forward to seeing your quilt show entries in the future
Thank you Sheena, great read
So happy that you enjoyed it. It was harder to write than I imagined!
Very useful blog Sheena, enjoyed reading it – made sense.
I have been amazingly fortunate to have had the role of Festival of Quilts Officer for the last couple of years. This is a Quilters’ Guild officer role and the job is ….. drum roll please …… to look after Q…
Looking forward to seeing all the “magic” (ie hard graft) come together!
I went for the first time last year and loved it, looking forward to this years show 🙂
Would love to go to FoQ – will it be this year??
Great blog, makes you want to go
I remember doing this sort of thing for a group I belonged to at work. Never got to see the show or the speakers. Next year you will have the time of your life!
Great background information- thanks Sheena. I guess you will really get a chance to see the show in future years!
Thank you for all your hard work. I love the show and next year you will be able to enjoy just looking.
Well Sheena if it’s your last year I shall just have to come along to the show!
thanks for all your hard work. The FOQ is my favourite of all the quilt shows. Last year I volunteered to steward and it was great fun. I am looking forward to this year’s event.
Love the show, keep up the good work xx
Hi Jayne! Congratulations .. we have two tickets for FOQ for you. If you could get in touch with me direct please I will arrange to send the over promptly.
Well done Jayne
I started going to the Festival of Quilts in 2002. I have only missed 1 year, health issues. Absolutely love the Show and have exhibited there. Keep up the good work xx
I’d love be a volunteer one year. Not this year as a friend from Australia has organised her holiday in Europe so we can visit the FOQ together. We will enjoy our day together admiring all the wonderful quilts and all your hard work….but maybe next year.
Enjoyed reading your blog and learning what goes on behind the scenes
How lovely to read more about how it all works Sheena. What a job!!!
Thank you for the behind the scenes look at a great show
Thanks for taking the time to comment and I hope this helps you to come up with some different ways of quilting
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So glad you found it interesting – I was a little worried that I had got on my high horse!! But I am passionate about the importance of the lineage of art (in all its forms) Thank you for taking the time to respond. I appreciate it.
Thanks for such a considered response – I do appreciate it. It is not possible to cover everytBut hing that we might wish to, so sometimes it the right thing to make a bold statement (eg the Frixion pens) and let people who need to know the why ask that question. With regard to the feed dogs – what a good point! As having the feed dogs up is a…[Read more]
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