Tuesday, 23 August 2011


Hello all.
Apologies for the delay - but better late than never. I've lots to share with you about the FoQ. It was a great exhibition this year.
So... here's the first of a few posts about the show and what I liked about it. 
I hope you like it too.
So here is Hilary Beattie.  She was very generous and shared her technique with us of making backgrounds by using her fabric scraps and using Bondaweb or other products that bond fabric to fabric.  It's such a great technique, and she makes it sound so easy - but when you try it yourself you realise how difficult it is and what a great eye Hilary has.  She was demonstrating at the Rise and Shine coffee morning on Saturday.  I went to the session last year.  It's a great opportunity to meet people and see techniques.
Below is her entry to FoQ.  A really beautiful quilt.

The two photos above show the outfits made by the Kemshalls and entered into the fashion show.  Sometimes clothes with embroidery or when they're quilted are - can I say a little hmmmm cheesey! Sorry.  But these were very elegant and the quilting added to the outfit - it didn't detract. 
The Kemshalls stand was great.  Have a look at Linda's Blog.
Also at the show I saw Linda Miller and Bonnie McCaffery.  Keep your eye on her site as she was filming at the show - see if she had the same impression of the show as you...

I attended a few lectures this year.  And one of them was with Barbara Weeks.  She also had a large exhibition whihc was very interesting.  She made lots of journal quilts which gave her the opportunity to explore and develop techniques.  I think this is a great idea.

Well I'll leave my update there for now. I've lots more to share and hope to post soon.
Apologies for not posting sooner - been a little busy re-organising my sewing room - I now have a HUGE Ikea Expedit unit. Looks great now its up - but DH didn't enjoy the 'building' experience.

1 comment:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Thanks for the little view into the FoQ...I missed it this year, but it is really nice to see all the posts about it.

Congrats on the new storage unit..I'm sure Ikea had quilters in mind when they thought up their storage units :o)