Friday, 28 August 2009

Festival of Quilts at the NEC - A Riot of Colour

Few who attended the Festival of Quilts last week could fail to have left inspired and brimming with ideas. Attendance was in excess of all expectations and the quilting community certainly came out en masse to view a fabulous collection of quilts, works, classes, workshops and shops.



Kaffe Fassett signing his new book Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Romance
Accents from all over Europe and North America could be heard every day. So thank you to everyone who visited The Cotton Patch stands - we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and we look forward to seeing you again next year!


Girls from The Cotton Patch at the Festival of QuiltsWe were fortunate to have the photographer Liz Hingley on the stand on Friday to capture some of the essence of the atmosphere of the show. It was Liz's first Festival and like so many first-time visitors was amazed and inspired by it. Over the next few days we'll be posting some of her images... For those of you unable to make it we hope it gives you the motivation to join us next year!





Anne, Ellie and Nikki helped with cutting the fabrics, setting up the stands (and dismantling them!) and were pretty invaluable on the Rowan stand.

Little Gracie Quilt Frame Demonstration
Geoff demonstrated the Little Gracie II, Pinnacle and the new Bernina 8 Series Quilting frame to hundreds of people during the show. Here, one customer is testing out her stippling technique on the Little Gracie II.

More photos will follow. For those of you into social networking you might like to join the Festival of Quilts Facebook group - just follow this
link.


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Monday, 10 August 2009

Project Linus August Update


For those of you coming to the Festival of Quilts at the NEC (19th to 23rd August) don't forget to say hi to Joy and friends at the Project Linus stand.

Joy has been collecting blocks and the latest update at the Quilt Block Orphanage is as follows:

Blocks received as at 31.7.09 is 3,672.

The number of quilts completed is 162 (a lovely example is shown right).

There are then another 37 quilt tops made ready for the next stage.

She has also now set up a photo site so that people can see the quilts that have been made from the orphan blocks. If they look closely they may even recognise some of the blocks that they sent in!! Joy would love to hear from you - you can post a comment there or contact her at the email address on the newsletter which you can view using the link below.

The address for the photo gallery is
http://www.flickr.com/photos/orphan_block/

To view the latest Project Linus newsletter please click the link below.
Upload File
cottonpatch.co.uk/pdfs/LinusNLAug09.pdf
More information on the Project Linus Festival Challenge can be found at this link - Festival Challenge
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