Monday, 23 August 2010

Festival of Quilts 2010 Day 3

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Its always interesting to see at the Festival of Quilts how many people stay for several days. By Saturday (Day 3) some faces were becoming remarkable familiar. Groups of Danes and French ladies in particular come to mind. My French was tested on a number of occasions - fortunately a combination of sign language and a few key "quilting" terms usually gets me by!

Seeing so many amazing quilts and fabrics every day you can't help but be struck by colour. I
walked past Diana and Sandy and thought how co-ordinated they were with each other and their background of Creative Comfort Gloves!


Nikki has worked during the summer holidays at The Cotton Patch for the past seven years and studies engineering at University - here she is with Chad from HandiQuilter in front of Marti Michell's Block of the Month Program - American Beauty.


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The Cotton Patch is a family run patchwork and quilting business which was started by Jean Sewell in 1990. The shop is situated in Hall Green, Birmingham and expanded in 1999 to include the shop next door. Originally offering Mail Order catalogues, The Cotton Patch established one of the first patchwork and quilting websites in the UK. The Cotton Patch continues to be a premier supplier of patchwork and quilting fabrics, tools and notions and supplies customers throughout the UK and the world.