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Quilted people at the Festival of Quilts 2019

This group of pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, is really impressive. These fabulous creations show various techniques for representing people. The quilt of Cinderella and the ugly sisters on the left is … Continue reading

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Shaded patchwork at the Festival of Quilts 2019

Today’s collection of pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, shows some of the effecs that can be achieved when you use a wide range of colours within a very limited palette. Most quilts … Continue reading

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Two colour quilts at the Festival of Quilts 2019

I was planning to split this collection of pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, into two posts, one for red and white, and one for blue and white. But when I went through … Continue reading

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Miniature quilts at the Festival of Quilts 2019

Today’s selection of pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, is a collection of minature quilts. To enter this class, quilts must be no more than 30cms on the longest side. In a photo … Continue reading

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Sampler quilts at the Festival of Quilts 2019

If you look on Pinterest, you will find all manner of designs for sampler quilts. A sampler gives you the chance to explore a range of blocks and sew them together into a finished quilt, or a cushion if you … Continue reading

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Birds at the Festival of Quilts 2019

Today’s collection of pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, is about birds. Those who follow this blog regularly will not be surprised to see several peacocks here. Well, I can’t help it if … Continue reading

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Quilting taking centre stage at the Festival of Quilts 2019

An awful lot is written about patchwork, but sometimes the quilting is the most important part of the design. These pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham show what a difference it can make. … Continue reading

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Maps at the Festival of Quilts 2019

I think this has to be my favourite quilt tjhat I’ve seen for a long time. Yes, it really is a map of the world made out of log cabin patchwork. And the map of the London Underground, with all … Continue reading

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Japanese technique sampling

Here are some pictures of Hannah Lamb’s experiments based on katagami, Japanese dyeing stencils. The pictures were taken at the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Some lovely results, nicely displayed. And I like the copper wire … Continue reading

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A group gardening project

Members of the Richmond and Leyburn branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild are working on a project together. They are selecting typical pictures of Harlow Carr gardens, known as the Wisley of the north, near Harrogate, dividing them into squares, and … Continue reading

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