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Katy07/02/2008 18:35:00
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What have you seen and enjoyed at this year's Quilt Shows? Have you been to any international shows?
Sue Owen29/03/2008 20:23:00
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i went to the last day of the welsh heritage quilters exhibition today at llanidloes powys, WHAT A TREAT. if you missed it DONT MISS THE NEXT ONE. there was a wonderful selection of quilts wallhangings bags and other associated items, from traditional quilts to art inspired quilts from experienced quilters to the thursday club beginners. it was so good i went round TWICE. lots of goodies to tempt you to open your purse lots of things to take part in and a huge table groaning with fabric threads and other associated bits and bobs, for  a donation to the AIR AMBULANCE. In a rural area like this and where i live 25 miles away the air ambulance is very important, and can mean the difference between life and death when yiou live 30 miles from an ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY HOSPITAL . Keep your quilting eyes open for more at llanidloes you will not be dissapointed, i will post when there are more events on,its alovely rural area and you will all be very welcome im sure,  they are a very friendly lot and VERY GOOD QUILTERS.
Katy07/04/2008 19:48:00
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One of my favourite wall hangings from Quilts in the Garden at Trentham last weekend. This is called Chatsworth, and was made by Carol Bostwick. It was inspired by the gardens at Chatsworth House and the colours were influenced by Bess of Hardwick Hall's Derbyshire tapestries.

Maureen Horseman08/04/2008 19:57:00
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It has to be the NEC last august for me. I've been twice now and the displays ans selection of workshops and retail outlets were all great.

Paula Scanlan26/04/2008 07:31:00
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I agree the the NEC was brilliant. I will be trying to make it again this year. I also went to 'Hever Castle' in Kent  which as you probably know is the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. I went with a group of friends, some of whom had been before to the property but not to the patchwork show. Being a fan of the Tudors I enjoyed the walk around the home and reading all the fascinating stories around the exhibits. The grounds were also beautiful  and it was such a lovely day we had so much fun.

One funny point to the day was when we were in the home of Anne Boleyn in the very dim hall where they keep the wax figures of Henry VIII and all his wives etc . It was quite an eery room and everyone whispers. Some American tourists were close by and another goup of people a little further up when all of a sudden the shower scene music to Pscho the move slowly became louder and louder.. Everyone started to freak out a little and then a  voice said 'Hello' quite loudly. It was my mobile phone. I have trouble hearing my ringtones so my children had given me the Pscho music as it is so loud that I always pick up. It was so funny. There I was rummaging in my handbag to answer my phone and all these tourists were looking around and one group actually rushed out of the room rather quickly before noticing that it was my phone. We had such a laugh. It really was such a wonderful day.

 I would definately recommend it to all.

Katy20/06/2008 07:32:00
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If anyone is in the north west or welsh borders today and hasn't been to Gresford for Gresford Craft Group and Wrexham Quilting Circle's annual exhibition then I urge you to go today!

The show finishes at 4pm today, Friday, but is well worth a visit. There are some wonderful pieces of work on show, the standard of workmanship in the quilts is outstanding. The Craft Group exhibition includes many interesting categories, wood, glass, beadwork, painting, embroidery and more.  

 "Gresford Craft Group's Festival of Textile Crafts, annual exhibition of members' work at All Saints Church, Gresford, Wrexham, N.Wales. Also Wrexham Quilting Circle's exhibition of work at the Memorial Hall, Gresford. Tues - Thurs 10.30 - 8.30, Fri 10.30 - 4.00. Admission £2 - to cover both exhibitions. For further information visit Gresford Craft Group

All Saints Church and the Memorial Hall, Gresford, Wrexham, Clwyd, North Wales"

if you can't get there today, please put this event on your calendar for 2009, it's highly recommended!

Davina Thomas21/06/2008 08:29:00
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I can thoroughly recommend The Fabric of Myth at Compton Verney, the exhibition is open until early September. There is not much quilting but the textiles are really interesting and it is very well thought out and laid out exhibition. If you don't know much about Greek Mythology it might be a good idea to read up on a few myths before you go.

If you are driving to the NEC this summer it would be a good place to visit on the way there or back.  If you are passing nearby.

I went by train to Banbury and then we got a mini bus, a taxi would be possible but pricey.It is9 miles from Stratford up Avon and Warwick is also nearby. Plenty of other sites for the family to visit while you are in the area too.

Davina 

Patricia B26/05/2010 20:52:54
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 Had a great couple of days visiting friends in London & seeing "Quilts 1700-2010" at the V&A museum. So many amazing quilts but was really touched by the work of prisoners. Had to buy some fabric of course & hope to make my first bag with it.
Well worth a visit with not too long to wait for the timed ticket & crab with salad for lunch was also very good.
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Caz29/05/2010 20:42:28
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I went to a local quilt show in Hambridge (Somerset) today, held by Quirky Quilters of Stoke-sub-Hambdon. It was a very nice exhibition, with a sales table by Paulines Patchwork of Weymouth. The quilts were all different, and I got some inspiration for my black and white swap quilt!! The homemade cakes were scrummy, too!
Two of the ladies from my quilt group also belong to Quirky's, and they showed a couple of their quilts/cushions/bags.
 
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Tessa06/06/2010 20:47:40
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On Saturday May 15th, I was down to Kirkby Lonsdale and went to a local quilt show held by the Lunesdale Quilters.  All the proceeds from the show, entrance tickets and tombolas and such went to the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs. 
 
The quilts and artwork on display were brilliant, and I met quite a number of the members of the quilt group.  It was a lovely day out.
 
Tessa

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