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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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As we all now know, The 2020 Festival of Quilts will switch to an online format to accommodate as many of the annual quilting events and competitions as possible.  To celebrate this event, Vlieseline has created a Quilt-along project to engage quilters and crafters in lockdown during the weeks leading up to FOQ. Vlieseline has…

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This beautiful quilt was created by Claudia Pfeil Calling all quilters – we have some good news! This year The Festival of Quilts annual quilting competition will be going ahead… virtually! There is something for every level and style of quilting, with 12 different categories to choose from including Modern, Contemporary, Pictorial and Novice. The…

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I wish I could regale you with tales of adventure and excitement, alas that is not to be. For those that were following my mystery block blog, I have not forgotten you or the project. It has been five months since I blogged. March was exciting with a trip of a lifetime to Venice with…

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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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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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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 Quilters’ Guild people and exhibits at Festival of Quilts. Festival of Quilts is Europe’s leading…

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This year I entered a quilt in a show for the first time – and not just any show or any quilt – it was Festival of Quilts, and my entry was in the 1718 coverlet challenge. I’ve already blogged about the making of this quilt, so here is the rest of the story. I’d…