Tag: FoQ

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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…

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In the last blog I left you part way through the painting of the dragon. Finishing that bit was only half the journey. One this was finished all the background and the outer edge finishing had to be done. So, back onto the frame it went. I wanted the background to have a meaning to…

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Do you ever wonder how do people develop a body of work for an exhibition? How they come up with the idea in the first place?? I’m now working on a series of quilts for an exhibition which will travel with Grosvenor Shows in the second half of the next year. But let me tell…

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Featured Image – ‘Generations’ by Matilda Ward. Festival of Quilts is the biggest quilt shows in Europe, as I’m sure you know. For those of you who have never been, or just couldn’t make it, I thought I’d show you some of the amazing quilts that are on display. I’m saving the winners for the…

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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.…