Friday dawned bright and beautiful, which was nice after all the rain and stuff we have been having. Just as well since Carol was picking me up 8.30 for a trip to Harrogate Show Ground for Grosvenor Shows’ Spring Quilt Show!
As local shows go this is one of the best! When we arrived it was just after the doors had opened and a small queue had formed. Quilt show queues are the best sort as everyone is there for the same reason .. no grumbles and we were doing what the British do best – standing in a line talking quilty things.
This show is well attended and there are some great quilts on show. Every time I visit there are different ones to see, but I am not showing any here as I hope others will show them off on FB. There’s a notice on show asking not to show the quilts on websites without permission too.
If you have nothing else to do this weekend then take yourself off to Harrogate Showground for the day. Onsite parking is free too. We stopped at Fodders for breakfast on the way in to fill up with sausage and bacon sandwiches and a nice cuppa before we went in.
Carol had brought her beautiful ‘Sarah’s Garden’ quilt top to show to Carl from Panicos in Stockton. His stand was very busy and there looked to be a brisk trade in Moda happening. She has used one of the new spring ranges from Moda and you can read her fabric review and make the pattern yourself here.
We stopped by to say hello to Andy from Crafty-UK. He has a boutique collection of smaller rulers along with a great range of templates. If you are wearing your UKQU badge then there’s a little freebie waiting for you – and look at all the Clarence Bears sat waiting to say hello. Andy makes the exclusive HST Ruler designed by Juliet and which we have available from the UKQU shop, but watch out as there are more new ideas in the pipeline.
The aisles were busy and real bargains to be had if you looked around. Did I purchase … well, we have to support the traders else what is the point in going! Now, I just have to decide what to do with this. The half metres were real bargains and are there to supplement the Deco Day’s Quilt I am constructing, designed by Abbie Searle and available from our shop here. The Coneflower and Japanese fabrics are just because! Does a quilter need a reason to purchase such beautiful fabrics eh!