The Festival of Quilts Take Two!


Here are my second set of favourite quilts from the Show this year :

Pictorial Quilts.


Scrap Books by Catherine Alexander of Wotton-under-Edge.  I love a book quilt and one is definitely on my “To Do” list.  I like the fact that Catherine put other things on the shelves not just books, which are like my bookshelves at home.


Spirit of Canaoa by Lynne Pretty of Bury St Edmunds.  I always admire Pictorial Quilts and the quilters gifts of creating pictures with fabric.


I See You by Elita Sharpe of Geneva.  I love this such a great concept.



It’s Amore by Karen Milne of Correze.  What can I say I just love the colours and the detail is amazing.

Novice Quilts.


Monty Dog by Dorothy Watmough of Warrington.  Dogs, quilts who can ask for more but the colours are amazing.


Flight into Quilting Heaven by Beverly Hurst of Bingley. 

Contemporary Quilts.


Charlie’s Seaside Quilt by Sheila Corrigan of Bagworth. 


60 Years of Memories by Karen Swiech of Ashland.  This features 5000 one inch pictures to then form the main picture of her parents on their wedding day.  The time and detail in this quilt was amazing.


Starburst by Elizabeth Wife of Gloucester.  So inventive I love it.

Traditional Quilts.


My Country House by Anne Underhill of Cheltenham.  A BOM quilt done for the quilt show 2015.


Dear Jane by Frances Meredith of Chepstow.  I have been following Kathleen Tracy on her quest to make her Dear Jane quilt and the hours which go in to making each block.  This will be on my “To Do” list but way down there!!!!!


Carrie Nation Variation by Allison Reid of Basingstoke. 


Butterflies by Bruce Duncan of Edinburgh.

Art Quilts.


Adelie Penguins by Janie Harvey-Douglas of St Leonards on Sea. 


The Blooming of Wisdom by Maria Makarevych of Kyiv.  This was DH’s favourite, computer/engineering based!!!!


This was the Winner of the Miniature Quilts.  Circuit Training by Phillippa Naylor of Beverley.  It was amazing.  I did not take pictures of the other winners as I did not agree with the Judges, but that was my opinion!!!!


This was in the Secondary School 12 – 16 Group and is The Stitch-o-Sarus by The Sewing Studio of Swadlincote.  I think he is really cute.

SAQA Concrete & Grassland

This was one of the display galleries and explored the juxtaposition of the natural landscape and the human constructed cityscape.  These were our favourites from it :


I hope you like the quilts I choose but there were a lot entered.  My favourite of the ones I took pictures of ? It’s hard to pick but I think the book shelf quilt.  It was very interesting seeing the quilts with DH as he had a very different idea of what he liked and didn’t.  It was also great to take his as he carried my bags!!!!

We also saw DH’s cousin which was amazing as the show is over four days and the amount of people who go to see her was great. 

I also took my money-box savings with me to spend and here is what I bought.


Treacle needs a new mat and I bought these fabrics.  Nice and bright for her.


Just a few to add to my stash.  The prices are so good at the show.


I am busy making Christmas gifts at the moment as well so I needed some more fabric.  Red and Green say Christmas to me.


More plain white which you can never have too much of.


The dark blue is to finish one of the baby quilts and I just loved the other two fabrics.


This is what the most amount of my savings went on.  These are the fabrics which I am going to turn into a wedding quilt for Eldest and Girlfriend.  Their room at the moment is grey and white so I wanted to do the quilt in those colours but lighter grey so it was not too dark and depressing.  The pattern I have chosen is a Missouri Star Quilt Company one and I think it will look great when it is done.  I will show you progress when I start it but I have a few other things to finish before that.

I had a great time at the show and DH is wonderful for arranging it for me. 


Wednesday should, of course, be The Wednesday Wag but as you can see from the above picture Treacle is having a lazy day!!!  In fact because we were at home the whole weekend and spent most of it out-of-doors she was very tired!!!  In fact she has not caught up on her sleep since the Kennels when they are busy all day!!!!  Whilst writing this she is actually in her basket by my desk asleep, snoring!!!!  She will be back next week with a full post.

Hugs, Susie xx

4 thoughts on “The Festival of Quilts Take Two!

  1. farmquilter

    That Starburst quilt…were the diamonds that were flying off the star appliqued or pieced? Burning question here, because I love those kinds of quilts!! It has started an idea in my head of a quilt to make *grin*! Maybe it will actually get me back to the sewing machine that I haven’t touched in months. Thanks for sharing the quilts from this awesome show. It is fun to get a non-quilter’s perspective on quilts. Since today is only Tuesday, Treacle gets to have her nap!

  2. Bruce Duncan

    I am glad that you like my quilt we used it as a backdrop for our wedding earlier that year.

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