Tag: FoQ

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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.…

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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,…

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Hi there my Quilty Friends. The Festival of Quilts 2018 is almost upon us. I go every year to this Four Day Extravaganza of Quiltiness. It’s the largest Festival of Quilts in Europe. A what a spectacular Feast for the eyes it is. People travel from all over the world to visit and take part.…

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With UK’s biggest and most visited quilt show, the Festival of Quilt, just around the corner we have added a few new UKQU merchandise to our shops including key rings, tote bags and car stickers. If you rather make your own things, we have FREE patterns for you to make the UKQU logo in two…

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Quilting samples (have I got time to do an extra one?); Workshop handouts (mostly written; need to finally proof read and print off);  Antique wholecloth quilts (which ones shall I bring? Maybe not the really heavy ones, as the class is upstairs); Mug rug sample (ooh, must get the backing on that!); pencils and erasers…

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This year will be my second year working at Festival of Quilts.  It seems like yesterday that I turned up at Pinhole Quilting’s stand, well shall I say floor space because on the Tuesday lunchtime that was all it was!, as the new girl and not really knowing what to expect.  I had bought my…