The last week has been all about quilts, quilts and more quilts.
I joined my local quilting club, Hathaway Quilters, who meet twice a month in a local hall. I haven't been a member of a quilting club since I left Feilding, New Zealand, and that was a long time ago. I was a member of the Feilding Kowhai Patchwork Quilters. It was such a wonderful group to be part off that I have been somewhat hesitant to join another - ridiculous I know! It was lovely to be welcomed into the group and I even the raffle - two fat quarters of fabric.
And then there was The Festival of Quilts. I had been before when I was back from New Zealand on holiday but this year was different. I booked for two days, a workshop and a lecture, oh and I could actually buy things here because they didn't have to go in a suitcase back to NZ!
What a show. So many wonderful and amazing quilts of all sizes, styles and techniques. I was especially interested in the actual quilting of the quilts this year having just got a long arm quilting machine. What a lot I have to aspire to!
|These details were taken from The Awakening by Annelize Littlefair|
There were 1800 or so quilts on display, both as entries and as exhibitions. I thought I had been around them all but since returning and seeing peoples photos on FB I realise I missed quite a lot ...... Maybe I was too busy at all the stalls or going at a more relaxed pace because I knew I had two days. By the end of Friday my feet ached, my legs ached and even my hips ached but I was very happy. It was truly inspirational to see such talent, ideas, lovely people and, of course, fabric all in one place.