Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Quilts UK

Quilts UK ran in Malvern over four days last week and I went along on Saturday and Sunday.  I had a wonderful time looking at all the quilts and visiting some of the traders!
I had entered 4 quilts in the show and was delighted to get a 3rd in the Cot Quilt category, for Say "Cheese!" ....

and a Judge's Merit in the Group Quilt category, for ANZAC Hearts ....

I still have to do a finish post for this quilt - I was so pushed for time before the delivery deadline I only took one photo of the last two quilts I finished.  This was my oldest WIP so I am so happy to have it finished and ready to use!
The other two quilts I entered were Straight Line Bow ....
and my flag quilt, Should I Stay or Should I Go? ....

again a finish post is still to come for this quilt.

It was so exciting to go and see them hanging with all the other quilts.  This is only the second time I have entered a quilt show and I really would recommend it if you are thinking of doing so.  Lots of people told me I was very brave when I entered my first show last year.  I did not think of it as brave but just as something I would like to do.  I certainly have not gone into them with the intention of winning but just to have my work on show and to get me to finish quilts and challenge myself with some new techniques.  Entering four quilts became a rather stressful situation but looking back now I wonder what all the panic was about!  Er the panic was that the last stitch on the last quilt was done the minute my husband returned home to deliver them for me - funny how a few night's sleep changes your perspective!
I took a couple of a hour long workshops over the weekend aswell, both of them with Kate Andre.  On Saturday I did a gelli-plate printing class and on Sunday a thermofax printing class.  I enjoyed the thermofax printing more and can definitely see myself doing it again.  The only problem will be finding someone to make up some screens to my designs ....
Now back to more mundane jobs like tidying and cleaning my studio and catching up on paperwork!


  1. Congratulations, Abigail! And a Judge's Merit - that is awesome! For me, the judge's ribbons mean a bit more, an actual judge liked my quilt enough over all the rest to give it a merit ribbon? The thought of that is pretty awesome in my book! And ANZAC Hearts is gorgeous! Love the brown and aqua combo! Well done :)

  2. Congrats on your ribbons! Your quilts are lovely! I don't think I've seen the Straight Line Bow quilt before. I keep going back to look at it. It's fantastic!

  3. Congratulations! Those are some amazing entries. I was going to pick a favorite and comment on that, but I just can't decide. They are all so different and beautiful. Lovely work!

  4. Gorgeous quilts, well worth the efforts you put into them.... congrats on the ribbons too, amazingšŸ˜€ xx

  5. Congratulations on your ribbons and the beautiful quilts!

  6. Congratulations on your ribbons! All of your quilts are beautiful. Seeing my quilts hanging with other quilts makes me happy too. Plus I always look forward to the comments the judge leaves in hopes that I can keep improving.

  7. Congratulations, you did so well. It sound slike you had a great time. I always loved your cot quilt.

  8. You are brave! I was struck by the precision of the quilts sadly not something that plays to my strengths. But yours were beautiful and justifiably acknowledged as such. Wish there had been more modern quilts there.


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