I have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for The Festival of Quilts which takes place at the NEC Birmingham from 18th-21st August 2022.  

You of course know that The Festival of Quilts is Europe’s leading patchwork and quilting event, and this year’s event offers some spectacular highlights, including work by internationally-acclaimed artists Michael A. Cummings and Danny Amazonas, African-American Quilts from the Cargo Collection at the International Quilt Museum, and quilts from the Roderick Kiracofe Collection. There will be 700 competition quilts, an extensive programme of workshops, Academy classes, talks and lectures, 200+ specialist craft retailers, and a Product Stage offering top tips and advice from brand ambassadors, experts and quilting VIPs.

Last time I visited was in 2019 and it's always so fun, meeting up with friends, viewing the quilts and of course shopping ;)

If you've never been, I highly recommend it. Wear comfy shoes, take some bags with you for purchases and, if you can, visit for more than just one day.

win tickets

If you would like a chance to win a pair of tickets, leave a comment on this IG post

Giveaway open until the evening of Monday 2nd May. Good luck!

catch up

In other news, I have left my job and will start work as a Content Designer (in a public sector role) this week. I'm super excited, if a little nervous, but it's time for a change and a new challenge. I have a lot to learn and a lot to give, so it should be interesting. 

I've had some lovely fabric drop through the door this past week. I haven't been buying fabric recently, I'm more inclined to try to use what I have but there were some gaps in my stash and these will fit that nicely.

First some panels and a scrap bundle from the ever so talented Lucy Engels - the Macaroni Yellow on Saffron was a must!

Next, some pretties from Olive + Flo that were on sale. Their sale section is SERIOUSLY good.

Sparkle Grid by Carolyn Friedlander in Brown, Pewter and Onyx; Tweed in Speaker and Caning in Peaches, Nonna by Giucy Giuce. The Caning print is stunning! I adore this colourway too. Can't wait to cut it up.

Last night I repaired a couple of pairs of linen trousers for a friend, thankfully she was as happy with the choice of metallic linen for the patches as I was! I backed it with some black fusible interfacing so hopefully the repair will hold up well.

I hope all of you are enjoying a lovely weekend, it's a bank holiday on Monday here in England - so an extra day to get some sewing in :)