Sunday, 1 December 2013
second West Country Quilt Show
You came with me to the first ever West Country Quilt Show a year ago, doesn't a year fly by!
It was relatively very quiet then, in a half empty exhibition hall at the Bath and West showground.
Last Thursday was a start of this year' show and so I was curious if it would be any different.
I went early on Thursday, so I could take clear pictures of quilts on show.
It was nice to see that there was more exhibitors taking part and the hall looked more full this time, but as you can see, still very quiet at that time of the day.
Too many stall holders have put up a sign "No Photographs", which is a shame of course, so I can't show you who was there.
The Tentmakers of Cairo did not mind.
Very early I came across Jan Tillett's small stall, with beautiful examples of her work.
As you know, I am very much a hand stitcher, very rarely I drop the feet of my sewing machine!
That morning I was lucky, I got the last place on Jan's first workshop "Shimmer and Wrinkle", using shrink polyester and machine embroidery. It involved wadding, net, angelina fibres and shrink polyester, of course.
Don't look at my stitching, concentrate on the result, LOL!
Thank you, Jan, it was fun!
You can see Jan's instruction video on youtube here .
Of course, there was some replenishing of my stash going on also:
And now my favourites from the quilt show: