Tag: Festival of quilts

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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…

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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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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,…