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Quilt Shows and bag ladies

On Friday I went up to the Quilt Show at Malvern.  It is a friendly show, much less intimidating than the Festival of Quilts and easy to get around in the time we spent there.

There were some lovely quilts exhibited.  One  of my quilting heroines, Jan Hassard had a lovely new quilt on display.

I love this.  It is called Twisting Triads. I have a wall hanging in my studio which is the outcome of a quilting workshop with Jan.

I also saw this beautiful wall hanging by Sheila Norquay.  The most interesting thing is that I think the colour was added to the quilt after it was quilted.  It is very much a painted quilt.

 The quilt is called Blue Birds' Spring Song. As you can see it won the "Celebrations" theme class.  It really is a lovely piece of work.

Finally, I am including a photo of a Framer's Wife Quilt.  There were a couple there and I have always been intrigued by the lovely range of blocks which they include.  I have plans for making something similar myself over the coming years - as something to come back to  now and again.


There is a strong possibility that this may not be the right way up.  I apologise if it is not.  Difficult to tell without outside references!! It was pieced by Margaret Benting.

I was relatively restrained about my purchases.  However I bought three great books from Barbara Chainey with patterns for quilting both blocks and borders, including feathers - my favourites for traditional quilts.

My mum came up with me for the day.  Unfortunately she was not feeling great but she did buy me some fabric and pattern to make a lovely bag with and today I have been able to find time to sew it all together and make something I really like.  Very simple but very useful.

I feel rather pleased with this.


Finally my monthly class of quilters met on Saturday.  It is a busy morning with 7 of us in the studio and kitchen but some lovely work is being produced and I feel really pleased with how it is all going.  This week we did 9 patch blocks and really focused on using lights, mediums and darks.  I have a sense that some lovely quilts could come out of this!

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