Patchwork & Quilting (No 1) – August meetings & NEC

In August we were smack bang in the middle of the holiday season, so those of us who were around to come along to our meetings just busied ourselves with our own projects.  There was one highlight in August however, and that was the International Festival of Quilts at the NEC.  Some of us went along to visit this massive show and we all had a great day out.  There were hundreds of traders and we all came home with more stuff than we ought to and there were also hundreds of workshops and demonstrations over the course of the show.  Edith and I attended a workshop run by Dawn Cameron-Dick which was thoroughly enjoyable, both of us felt that it was incredible value for money and we learned so much from this really lovely lady too.  But of course the stars of the show were all of the incredible quilts and textile art pieces on display!  There were some jaw-dropping pieces and here are some of our favourites:

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