Thursday, 19 August 2010

Day 1 - Festival of Quilts 2010

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Well the consensus was that the first day of the Festival of Quilts 2010 was even bigger and better than last year.

Amy Butler was signing her latest book Style Stitches..



Lisa Lam author of The Bag Making Bible travelled up from Brighton, arriving in plenty of time to look cool, calm and collected for her first book signing event (I think that's right as we got the first carton of books off the dock and it is her first book).

Marti Michell and her husband Richard, explained the Perfect Patchwork range of templates and rulers - the Block of the Month program quilt was on display.

Sandy Chandler was demoing the Curvemaster Press Foot and extolling the virtues of tweezers and Seam Roller for the curved piecing techniques that make Drunkard's Path and Winding Ways a breeze.

Here's Lisa signing books..


Above are a couple of the quilts in the Art Quilts section - I just managed to take a few photos after the show. Credits will be done in due course.

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts en Provence was beautifully photographed in France and the quilts from the book are hanging all around the Stand as well as on the HandiQuilter stand.
Kaffe was book signing at various times throughout the day. His lecture at the Soup Supper on Saturday is sold out but you can come and visit the stand and have copies of his books signed at various times throughout the show.





and here's Sandy demo'ing the Curvemaster




Amy Butler signing more books...


The Lifestyle look to the stand made quite an impact with examples of Quilts, Throws, Cushions, Clothing, Accessories and Bags.


The HandiQuilter stand was busy all day with demonstrations of the new HandiQuilter Avante 18" and the Sit Down 16" - just in to the UK last week.




We hope we get to meet you if you visit the Festival and enjoy the show!

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