Monday, 26 August 2013

FOQ 2013

Was a blast, as usual. I love the festival of quilts, in Birmingham, I have been going for about 7 years now. Irene and I have it down to a fine art. Planned with military precision each year.
This year was no different, flights and accommodation booked in 2012, classes booked as soon as they came out in April.
I love this show, I know some comment on lack of more modern quilts, which is fair comment. It is getting better though and more and more shops are selling more modern fabrics, seeing shops like the Eternal Maker I the flesh is great.
As ever I signed up to too many classes. That's fine though I thoroughly enjoyed them all. I did two with Julie Bull because you can never have enuff pincushions?

I did two with Jennie Rayment, she is such a lovely lady and a hoot to boot. This is an extremely bad picture of a Christmas decoration I did with her.

Sheesh my photography has hit an all time low there ...

Moving swiftly on, I did heirloom sac with Pam Neave

Hmm actually that could be one of my worst pics ever ...
I also dipped my toes n the waters of FMQing with the apple a day class with the lovely Catherine Nichols. What a super lady, she gave us a screen printed panel, from one of her own drawings to work on. Her work using FMQ to write the backgrounds to her quilts is stunning.

I need to get my photography skills improved, hey ho, I am still winding down after yesterday's Stitch Gathering, altogether an amazing day too, that can wait till tomorrow.
Oh yes I bought a sizzix, emmmm and a bolt of wadding :-)


  1. I am very impressed with the ENTIRE bolt of wadding purchase! All your makes are lovely Sheila.

    1. Thank you! Lovely to meet you on Sunday, an ENTIRE bolt is very extravagant, I am blaming SG for turning my head!