The Festival of Quilts was really wonderful and the best part was meeting so many bloggers. Too many to mention, but it was great to see Margaret R, the other Maggie, Jude and Gina, Francoise and so many more. Guzzisue gave me a lovely ATC - here it is.
We had a very good show - so many visitors and lots of kind words about the book. I was demo-ing InkAid and found so many exciting things to do with it. There were some heart stopping moments as I tried to put exceedingly unsuitable stuff through the printer (yes, I took a printer!) Both Art Van Go and Ario ran out of InkAid. I should have been on commission. Here is black fabric painted with white matte InkAid and printed. More on this later in the week.
It was good to welcome the European quilters and surprising to see so many folk from the USA. They all said it was better than Houston but I think they were just being kind. It is true that the FoQ really has grown into a superb show and continues to get better. One delightful surprise was meeting Gloria Hansen, the American expert on all things digital. She did us a wonderful article for Quiltwow. She was over just for the show and was raving about it. Here’s a pic.
Laura and Linda Kemshall were doing a fascinating project - quilting their family tree. They were working on it all through the four days and it was wonderful to see it grow. The finished pieces were being pinned on the wall - as you can see here.
Another really interesting project was the joint exhibition of Sue Chapman and Terrie Hitchcock. This was a ‘quilter meets embroiderer’ theme based on figures. I loved all the work but I’m only going to show this one piece by Terrie as I am going to do a big interview with them for December WoW.
I have some exciting news for my next post but must go now as I can hear Clive telling Smudge off. Better go and see what damage he's done.