This was what I missed last year…
having time to go around and look at quilts…

take time to really look..not just take a photo and hurry on…

My favourite quilt made by Jo Avery “Buffer Wheel Quilt”
 
Lots to see of course..and I'm sure I missed lots…
Made some collages of my favourites…
Sorry can't name them all…
if someone recognises some persons art…
please let me know and I will add them…
 
So here you go… QUILTS… :)
Quilt made by Alison Robins and Krista Withers
“No yardage was harmed in the making of this quilt”
Quilt by Christine Jones
Quilt by Kate Dowty “Everything Connects”
Quilts by the fantastic Luke Haynes..and himself
Quilts by Gillian Travis
Scandinavian mittens and woolly jumpers…loved these quilts
Wendy, me and Shirley

Last day I also got to meet Wendy…
And her daughter Laura (behind camera)…
It was so nice to finally get a face to all the Instagram comments…
World sure have gone smaller with social media…
And for me…only good so far!
 
Sadly this was the end of the trip…
Early Monday morning we were on our way home…
With a little bit of excitement …
No taxis arriving early morning…5 minutes to spare arriving coach station
Fire alarm at Gatwick …had to clear building…
Arriving Kallax airport I had no suitcase …
With all my shopping!!
 
Happily my loot came by taxi early Tuesday morning!! :)
 
 

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This day no Festival of Quilts…
 
I had one mission…to find a t-shirt for son with the English flag on…
and that seemed to be nearly impossible!!
 
We just had a nice day walking around in Birmingham…
 
Trying to find that t-shirt, eating my first fish and chips and looking at owls…
 
The big hoot owls… Made by artists to raise money for children's hospital
There were at least a hundred of them… I just saw three…
 
At evening we ended up in the bar with some more Swedish quilters…and Shirley… 😉
 
 

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Full packed day with meetings, shopping and lots of looking!!
 
Really don't know where to start…
So I'm just going to post some collages from the day…
 
There were lots of shops…
Had my favourites from last year that I just had to visit…
one of them was the Worn and Washed fabrics shop…
Had a mission to buy some bundles for Louise
 
And then it was the Alice Caroline shop
where all the lovely Liberty fabrics were…
was good here..didn't even buy a tiny little piece… 😉
 
And the gorgeous Cotton Patch
With its colourful fabrics…
Did miss out on Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably and Stuart Hillard this year too…
 
At lunch time we had a date with Maree Watt all the way from Australia…
Maree and I have been blogging buddies for a VERY long time
and now we just hang out on Instagram…
It was so much fun meeting up with her…
Maree you were so LOVELY!!
 
Of course I did some lovely shopping too…
here I am at Simply Solids …found LOTS!!! 😉
 
And quilts …modern, traditional, colourful…
Quilts made by Jette Clover
Quilt made by Christine Chester
Stonefield quilt “Visitors Choice” winner made by Coriene de Haas and quilted by Kay Bell
all in a good mix all over the area…
 
Before going to bed…
I got the opportunity to see what Shirley was working on…
Her absolutely gorgeous “I Spy Bubbles” quilt… So lovely…
and also got to see her quilting progress on her “Trip Around The World” quilt…
Maybe it's finished next time we will meet??
 

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