What a super day out I had on Saturday, at the Spring Quilt Festival which was held at Duxford, in Cambridgeshire. I had gone along with some quilting friends, and as you can see I'd taken a VERY large shopping bag with me, just incase I saw any fabrics or threads that I needed to buy. (Note to Val - next time you need to take a larger bag!!).....
.....there were lots and lots of stands to look at, and several new ones that I'd never seen before, but I had a list of favourites that I HAD to visit! One of the first stops was to say hello to Rob at the Sew and So's stand (they've got a great quilt shop in Bungay). There was a fabulous array of Lecien fabrics on show, and yes I did make a little purchase from this stall, but I'll show you that later.....
.....then it was off to say hello to Janet and Louise of Glenroy Designs. Do you recognize that orange and yellow batik quilt in the background? Yes, it's my Mango Salsa quilt that I made a few weeks ago. I bought the batiks from them last summer, and loaned it to Janet and Louise for their display.....
.....Nicky and Pam Lintott from The Quilt Room were there with a wonderful selection of beautiful fabrics and pre-cuts - and they had some stunning quilts on their stand too. These quilts really were superb, and I especially liked the chicken quilt. The Quilt Room Blog is one of the blogs I follow, and it's always nice to see them at quilt shows.....
.....and finally this is what you've all been waiting for - my purchases!!! This lovely bundle of soft green and yellow fat quarters was from Sew and So's (this collection is "Silent Cinema" by Jenean Morrison for FreeSpirit fabrics)along with this lovely tin to keep sewing things in. I was very graciously going to let my friend Sarah have it, but then Rob said he had 2 tins - result! I also managed to find some bits and bobs for bags - and lots of lace - and a LITTLE bit more fabric too! Oh and look Lesley McDonald - I some lime green ric-rac that just had to come home with me! I even managed to find a cutting board cleaner - it was quite expensive, but hopefully this will save me having to buy a new cutting board! Anyway, I had a great time, and when I finally got home I was glad to sit down with a well deserved cuppa and admire my purchases! Now I've just about got time to save my pennies ready fort he Autumn Quilt Festival in November! Oh and what about the quilts that were on display? I'll show you those tomorrow - after I've finished looking at my lovely fabric !!
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