The Festival of Quilts

In August I went to the Festival of Quilts at Birmingham with my mum. I’ve often been to a similar event run by the same organisation; the Knitting & Stitching Exhibition at Alexandra Palace, and have found those events to be excellent. But I’d never been to the Quilt one until now.

In the end, I enjoyed it very much. We were astounded by some of the incredible quilts on display – works of art, really.

Quilt Exhibition 2010

Also, it was HUGE. We were there for the whole day and still didn’t get to see everything.

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Some of the quilts on show gave me a headache just thinking about all the work that had gone into them.

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And then there were the stalls. An almost overwhelming volume of glorious, beautiful fabric. I stocked up on a loads of lovely bits and pieces:

Quilt Exhibition haul!

I was quite excited to get little bundles of thin scraps from the Rowan stall, which included Amy Butler, Rowan and Kaffe Fasset fabrics. I’ve already started to work on them:

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Andrew Bowden said:

That’s a lot of quilts.

Posted on 12 September 2010

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