I think its fair to say I’m feeling a little stressed at the moment, three weeks off at Easter was definitely not what the doctor ordered. I had the two weeks school holiday off with the little man and then on the evening that he should have been going back to school he came down with the dreaded lurgy which he then passed on to me! So all told that was three weeks lost aarrgghh!!
Anyway I’m back to it, I’ve been running around all over the place to various quilt groups and now we are up to our ears in show preparations. Averil has been an absolute brick this week…God, I love that woman and I would be lost without her! but don’t tell her I said that hehehehe. She has been making kits for our Hare cushion
and then as many Winter Lovin’ Tote’s as possible, in as many colourways as possible; this is a new take on our Summer Lovin’ Tote which has been a runaway success.
Followed by as many Woodland friend kits as possible…
I’m hoping that before I leave on Tuesday for the show that I can cobble a few Holly and the Ivy wreath’s together.
There are so many jobs yet to do, I’d better get my head down. I hope that I will see lots of you at the show. If you are going to Malvern I will be on the first stand that you see when you come through the door. See you soon x
I’m freshly back from Malvern quilt show. As usual it was brilliant! Thank you so very much to everyone who stopped by to see us, we had such a giggle. I managed to do a whistle stop tour of the quilts during the last hour of Sunday. I didn’t manage to snap them all but have attached a slide show so that you can enjoy them too. My personal favourite was the black and white Flying Goose, it was simply stunning. Which one do you like best?
Just a quick line to let you know that I will be at the Three Counties Showground this week Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. My pitch, Quilting Antics, is right by the front door and ALL my quality craft cottons are priced at £6 per metre; no cheap cotton poplins on our stand!
If you’re visiting stop by to say hi, its great to meet old friends and make new ones.
So, guys and gals, what do you think?
We have some really cool cat fabric in store which has been sat on the shelf for a while, so we decided to do something with it and have now created this cushion kit.
I asked ole’ Ginger Tom, a while back, if I could pimp one of her patterns and this is the result. Diz has been busy knocking up this beauty and as you can see she’s done a really good job. Well done Diz I owe you a cream tea…shall I keep it on the slate until we’ve done the weight watcher thing for a few weeks? (We rejoined weight watchers this week…again! We are both brilliant at loosing the weight but absolutely rubbish at keeping it off.)
So back to the project. We have 20 fabric packs priced at £20 each, if you fancy having one either drop me a line here on the blog, ring the shop on 01729 824708 or we will see you next weekend at Malvern show. We will be there again this spring, our pitch is the one right by the front door so you can’t fail to see us. Gillian has been very busy folding fat quarters in preparation for the show and we have heaps of them priced at just £1.50 each. All our fabric is £6 a metre for best quality craft cotton, none of that cotton poplin rubbish which wears and goes threadbare too easily on the seams; so ideal if you need backings. I have topped up my stock and have loads of civil war type prints as well as lovely fresh and bright prints superb for summer. If you are going to the show please stop by to say hello.
Much excitement in the house tonight, all the names and addresses collected at Quilts Uk, Malvern were put into a hat and…drum roll…Congratulations Jean Smith, your name was pulled out of the hat You have won the Quilting Antics free show giveaway which is a selection of Clover Yo yo makers; I hope you really enjoy using them.
There will be another giveaway at the new quilt show at Spalding in two weeks time so keep checking back for the details
At last the completed slideshow; I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. There are a few photos missing but these are ones which I have previously featured in other slideshows. The standard of the work at Malvern was simply stunning.
We will be making the draw for the giveaway tonight after everyone’s name has been put in the hat and I will let you know tomorrow who the lucky winner is.
I haven’t time to add many words to this post, only enough time to let you know that this is a slideshow of the first 30 or so quilts that I have photographed from the display at Malvern. I will post more tonight (it takes an age to crop and upload the images) I hope that you enjoy them and I will add more later.
Don’t forget to give us your name and addresses when you visit the show in order to be entered into our prize draw to win a selection of Clover yo yo makers.
Just done the build up today for Quilts UK at the Three Counties showground at Malvern. My stand is looking good and I’m now ready for a relaxing glass of something at The Hanley Swan public house.
I hope to see as many of you as possible and don’t forget that when you visit my stand if you give me your name and address you will be entered into my free giveaway the prize this time is a selection of Clover yo yo makers.
Good luck and don’t forget you’ve got to be in it to win it!
Pearl of the day by Big Bird
In last Sunday’s post I was having a think about what goodies I should giveaway at Quilts UK Three Counties Showground, Malvern in May. I’m being a bit bold (or possibly crackers) but I’m thinking about giving away a Pfaff Passport 2.0 what do you think? I’m thinking that when you spend £xx you will be entered into the draw. The quandry is how much should £xx be? Anyone got any realistic ideas? If so would you send me your comments.
The Passport 2.0 is the nifty new machine from Pfaff with all the great features of the big, really expensive quilting machines but is handy enough to take to classes. It is super dooper!