Thursday, 11 August 2016

Festival of Quilts 2016

What a day!! I had so much fun, meeting up with lovely quilty friends and pottering around the Festival of Quilts. It's such a huge exhibition, I really wish I could spend more than one day there but I packed in as much as possible!

There was SO many quilts on display - if you can I would encourage you to visit the show or at least check out social media or other blogs so you can see more! Here are just a few of the beautiful quilts that caught my eye:

 The Talent Show by Jane Hill

Colour: An Exploded View by Jennifer Letchet 

 Abacus by Hannah Gravett

 details of Atom by Brenda Sanders

 Warholian Cabbages by Nicholas Ball

Needles and Thread by Mary Mayne

detail of Needles and Thread by Mary Mayne

 Development Opportunity by Chris English

 Off-centre Medallion by Jo Avery

 X Doesn't Mark the Spot by Nicholas Ball and Trudi Wood

 Yellow Signs by Ramona Conconi

 Antique quilt - part of the Kaffe Fassett gallery

Crepuscular by Lynn Carson Harris

Beautiful printed fabric and art work by Penelope Jeffries

La Passacaglia by Nicola Howard Hobbs

 Map Wilanow (District of Warsaw) by Anna Slawinska

 A Beach Story by Tatyana Duffie

 Forget-me-not by Amanda Ogden

detail of Forget-me-not by Amanda Ogden 

Carousel by Clare O'Rourke

 detail of Carousel by Clare O'Rourke

 Priory Squared by Trudi Wood and Trudi herself!

 detail of Priory Squared by Trudi Wood

 detail of Penny My Daughter by Belinda Jeffries

detail of Penny My Daughter by Belinda Jeffries

And some funny pictures of these crazy ladies!!

Helen @indiannadreams, Trudi @trudi_wood, Angela @heartofcharnwood, Nicky @nickyeglinton and me @charmaboutyou!
(next time we need to get a selfie Moira!!)

I will be back to show you what I got (only a couple of bits, but they are good!) and the most wonderful gift from my friend Nicky... as soon as I have recovered!

**If I have included your work and you would prefer me to remove it please let me know! I did ask permission from artists when I could.


  1. Thank you for sharing such beautiful quilts!

  2. Lovely photos Lucy, Thankyou for sharing, I can't get up to see them and at least I've now seen some highlights!

  3. Love that Needles and thread one, thanks for sharing all the great photos.

  4. Thank you for helping me see the show from way over here!

  5. Wonderful quilts Lucy, especially the Talent Show. Which one is you in the photo because I just can't recognise you?

    1. Lucy is bottom row, left, in the photo on the right! She is gorgeous!

  6. Lucy I enjoyed every minute of your journey at Festival of Quilts...caught a few on Facebook too.
    How did your Flying Geese bag hold up? I loved it too and you were one whom inspired me to make one too. I tagged you on IG..hope that was okay.
    Thank you so much.


  7. So many gorgeous quilts and it looks like you had a fun time!


  9. How lovely to see all the pictures! There is so much talent and inspiration out there! The bucket bag looks awesome btw !!

  10. I'm just wondering when you managed to take all these photos??

  11. Wow Wow Wow!!! I thought I could pick a favorite or two but as I kept scrolling it became impossible!! These quilts are stunning!

  12. Oh my - that last quilt is divine! love the hand quilting - superb!!

  13. Beatiful quilts! I see flags of Finland in X Doesn't Mark the Spot. :D

  14. Thank you for sharing the fab quilts - definitely have to go next year!

  15. Thank you for sharing the fab quilts - definitely have to go next year!