Well the Festival of Quilts really went by in a big blur this year. A good blur, but a blur none the less and as such you won't find any photos of favourite quilts here as I just didn't get the time to take any photos .
It was lovely to meet everyone and it was great to catch up with people that I only ever see at the show. Thank you if you were one of those who came by to say hello or take one of my workshops.*
* if you did take a class with me and you have not received your follow up sheet, it is because your email address bounced back so you need to contact me if you wish to receive it.
A highlight that I have to mention is the fact that Jane La Fazio who said she would come and say hi actually took the time to come to one of my workshops. It was so lovely to actually meet her "in the flesh" after "knowing her online for some time.
What else have I been doing?
I was interviewed by Patchwork Professional, a German publication and Cherish was featured on the cover. Such a thrill!
I spent the day with Penarth and District Quilters at their exhibition who I want to give a shout out to as I am an ex member and it was lovely to catch up with them ..again no photos sorry, too busy talking!
Now, I am catching up with four months of Journal Quilts which have to be finished by the end of the month DONE :D. Post to follow.
Plus, I am looking forward to getting on with some serious work over the next few months, only interrupted by my daughters graduation, which gives us one last excuse to visit Cornwall this year, followed by my week in France with Crafty Retreats.
The lovely Phil and Fran have actually booked me for a return visit next July! Details to follow.
One of the perks of travelling around the country to give talks and workshops is that I get to visit some fantastic places. Sometimes time restraints don't allow me the chance to do any sightseeing but this week I did get to spend a bit of time in the market town of Shewsbury which is cram packed with 15th and 16th Century architecture.
It is definitely a place that I would like to spend a bit more time in.
I was thrilled a couple of weeks ago to see that they had included my Beach Huts tutorial as part of their House Quilts free pattern line up. There is always a lot of quilty eye candy on show and is well worth a look.
Thought it might be a good time to remind you of it, and while doing so I have made it easier (for myself :) by adding the template pattern for the huts as a free download on Craftsy here.
The tutorial can be found in two parts here and here.