Monday, 15 August 2011

Festival of Quilts

I don't know where to start! Yesterday home from 3 brilliant days in Birmingham at Festival of Quilts. There were so many amazing inspiring quilts on display. I got to meet up for coffee with one of my first blogging friends, Justine and met some newer blogging friends from Brit Quilt - Susan and Nicky.
I also got to meet the lovely person behind one of my favourite shops - Mandy from Simply Solids

One of my favourite things about the Festival (apart from the shopping!)was the workshops I attended with the lovely girls from Fat Quarterly. I have followed it from the first issue and love what they do.

After being inspired by Katy's talk on Quilting & Social Media I have finally given in and joined Twitter as @scissors thread I am just starting out and trying to figure it out so if you are on Twitter say hi. I haven't worked out how to add it to my blog side bar yet.

English Paper Piecing taught me lots of tricks for making hexagons and I fear a new addiction! Hopefully I will finish the bathmat I started in the not too distant future.

The Design Challenge workshop showed us how to play around with block designs and charm packs (and I got to do some lovely colouring!)

Finally the shopping haul - I thought I was rather reserved this year (husband did not agree whilst lugging back my case from the train station!!). Lovely grey solids from Simply Solids to finish off my Bee Quilts, some Christmas fabric, a little bit of Far Far Away, some books and quilting cotton for hand quilting.


  1. Great post Amanda. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Looks like you had a great time for the rest of your days there. Good shopping haul though I think you practices restraint too. Does your husband not realise how much you could have left with?! And it was lovely to meet you.

  3. Oh it looks like you had a great time! I'm gutted I didn't get to go this year!