Monday, 20 August 2012

Festival of Quilts 2012

It's Monday and I'm recovering from a weekend of quilts and fabric. I was lucky enough to make it out to Birmingham over the weekend to visit the Festival of Quilts 2012. 

There were so many lovely quilts on display but I think I was too distracted to take many pictures of them. Other highlights included a visit to the Eternal Maker booth (my favorite), gawking at Liberty's new quilter's cottons from Fabrics Galore and seeing Tula Pink's new fabric & book at the Coats & Clark booth. 


Oh, and here are some of my favorite purchases from the show:

Cloud 9 simpatico fat quarters, scrap bag and gorgeous zippers from The Eternal Maker.

 Liberty fabric and quilter's cotton from Fabrics Galore. The fabric on the left is called Tuesday Trees and is one of the designs by Lauren Child, author of Charlie & Lola. My daughter really likes C&L so I was even more pleased that I found it :)

Liberty 9 patch cushion kits from Alice Caroline. I'm giving a friend a sewing lesson so I thought this would be a great first project.

Did anyone else out there enjoy the festival?


  1. I made it to the festival on Thursday, and it was terrific, i can also say my absolute favourite was The Eternal Maker booth, i spent an absolute fortune on it and could as easily have spent triple with all of the lovely fabrics I saw and loved on there. Whoever their buyer is, she (or he) has an amazing eye for the most fabulous fabrics, and i will definitely be online shopping with them when my self imposed fabric buying ban is over!
    There were some terrific competition quilts too, and it gave me some real inspiration to try some new styles and techniques.
    I found the Pauline Burbidge booth particularly inspiring, and got to meet the lovely lady too, her work is so fresh and timeless, amazing.

  2. I had a lovely time too. The skill on display was amazing!

  3. Great fabric haul - I spent a good proportion of my time at the Eternal maker stall :)