As well as seeing all the amazing quilts at the Festival of Quilts, I always look forward to meeting lots pf crafty people! I had recently been a class with a fabulous tutor, Helen Butcher, and she was going to be helping on the Oakshott Fabrics stand, so obviously I just had to stop and say hello. And did I make a cheeky little purchase of a few fat eighths bundles of gorgeous Oakshott cottons? Well it would've been rude not too, but they're not for me, they're for my crafty daughter who has a birthday looming!...
...no visit to the Festival of Quilts is complete without stopping to say hello to the lovely Lynette Anderson. I've recently bought quite a few LA projects (all waiting patiently on my sewing table for me to start them) so I was very restrained and didn't actually buy anything else - although I was very tempted! Next stop was to say hello to another fabulos tutor Vendulka from Oliven (I'd done 2 amazing workshops with her last month, the Dream Catcher and Mandala wall hangings) and to admire her fantastic array of goodies. Her shop is not far from where I live, so planning a road trip over there soon with my friends...
...oh and look who I bumped into while I was chatting to Lynette - I first met Grethe several years ago at FOQ along with some other Norwegian quilters, and had been following her blog for such a long time. It was so lovely to meet her again, and have a chat and a hug...
...and I was really pleased to catch up with Abigail Mill. I first discovered her amazing work last year at a Christmas Craft event at Blackthorp Barn, and have been following her on social media ever since! I saw her at Duxford in March but unfortunately by the time I saw her, I'd already spent all my pennies - however I made a point of visiting her stall at FOQ especially to make a cheeky little purchase, although it's a secret gift so I can't share it just yet - but all will be revealed next month!
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