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Sunday, 16 May 2010

Malvern Quilt Show

One of the Sail Boat Quilts at Cowslip Workshops
Bluebells at Crickley Hill
Sally Bramalds Quilt
My Hunters Star Quilt

Well I have had another busy week, On Wednesday I drove down to Cornwall to Cowslip Workshops to do a couple of workshops on Thursday and Friday. As always they were enjoyable days as I myself find the place very inspirational, Jo always has an amazing selection of fabrics to chose from and those who did my workshop went of on a nautical theme- Well we were doing sailing boats.

It also seems that the bluebells have decided to flower and Mery and I had a lovely walk through some woods where the blue was really showing them selves.

The other thing is it has been Quilts UK at Malvern . I went today as I had to collect the quilt I had entered at the end of the show and had agreed to meet fellow blogger Stitcherydo - Shirley for a cup of tea. Funny how we have only meet since blogging and today was our first real life meeting. I am glad she recognised me because she certainly wasn't walking around with a carnation between her teeth so I could spot her. She reckoned I would be able to spot her because of the number of bags she was carrying but by the time I meet she had done so much shopping they bags had to be taken to the car before I could see what she had bought. She was however tempted with some lovely old purple reproduction prints from Fiona at theAmerican Quilt Store. I do hope Fiona manages to get back home to Boston as the Volcanic ash cloud is threatening to disrupt the skies again.
This year the quilts were really good and some amazing winners. Sally Bramalds Whole Cloth Quilt was one of my favourites and oh my goodness my machine quilting would never ever be this good .
So its practice practice practice.

Anyway had a good quilt week I meet up with lots of old friends and one new. Thanks Shirley for the tea chat and taking my photo with my Hunters Star hope we meet up again at another quilt show. Maybe the Festival of Quilts in August. Meanwhile keep blogging and sewing.


  1. Your Hunters Star quilt is beautiful. Did you do the quilting on it yourself? I am a fan of sailboat quilts. Of course, red/white/blue is a favorite color combo but the red/yellow/black one peeking out from behind is cute.

  2. I love your Hunters Star quilt and it is beautifully quilted. You must have been proud to have it hanging in the show. Will you be entering a quilt at Birmingham?

    Last year I entered a quilt at the NSW Guild Show in Sydney (the big one in Aus) but did't get my act together this year.

  3. Hi Sue

    Sounds like you have had a busy and fun filled week. How exciting to catch up with Shirley! Love your Star quilt and the whole cloth quilt is magnificent. Thanks for sharing the photos.

  4. Hi
    Thanks for sharing the quilts. I love the sailboats and your hunter star is lovely. The whole cloth quilt is amazing, hand or machine?

  5. It sounds like a very nice day. Love the Hunter's star quilt!

  6. Does the Cowslip place provide accommodation as well??
    Mary in Canterbury

  7. Do you sell the patterns for your beautiful quilts. I'd like to buy the sail boat quilt your showing.