Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Festival of Quilts - part 4!

I thought I would give a flavour of what it was like to be there...

The relative peace and quiet at the entrance to the show halls belies what is actually happening inside!

Shopping in one of the merchant's lanes. It is usually at this point that I give up and go back to my hotel for a couple of hours to let the melee die down and the coaches leave for home!

Bep from Petra Prins' shop, takes advantage of a lull in sales, to tidy up the display.

 Lunch time in the Quilter's Cafe - is there a spare seat anywhere?

A little oasis of calm in one of the picnic areas! I became a regular feature!

As well as masterclasses and half day and twilight classes and talks, there are 1 hour workshops run throughout the day. Unusually for me I did not take any classes this year.

Most of the sewing machine suppliers were there giving lessons on how to use your machine. I steered well away from the Brother stand, I have come too, too close to purchasing a new machine in the past!

This was on the Cotton Patch stand advertising and show casing Rowan fabrics by Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at some of my photographs. Until next year...


  1. Dear Fiona,
    i hope you managed to pick up a couple of nice pieces of stuff in the merchants hall. Please share your purchases with us. From Debbie in Newcastle, Australia

  2. Thank you for sharing this wondeful eevnt -wish I could have been there. Ady

  3. Petra Prins shop looks like somewhere I could get into major trouble:o) No matter where in the world there is a quilt festival/show - we all understand each other - such inspiration!