Sunday, August 23, 2009

Festival of Quilts

Laura and I are having a fantastic time at the Festival of Quilts here in Birmingham, England. We are seeing lots of friends and enjoying the show. We haven't seen the quilts yet, but plan on walking around the show this a.m. before the crowds get there. I will post lots of pictures when I get home.
Our friend Mai-Brit won an award in the miniature category, you go girl, and Pat Holly and Sue Nichols won best of show!! We thought of going up and accepting the award for them but were too shy :)to do so.
This is a great show to come and visit and what we really like about the venue is it is so easy to get to, you can fly directly into Birmingham Airport and walk right to the NEC where the show is being held. There are several great hotels right here, so you don't even need a car to get around. ANd the train station is right next to the airport, so you can take off from here and go around the UK after the show.
The other thing that is so interesting about this show are all of the "gallery" opportunities for individual artist or groups to display their work. If you are thinking of trying a something a little outside of your box, think about coming to this show, you won't regret it.

4 comments:

Feather on a Wire said...

Blast, I didn't see your stand and I was there for 3 days!!!
I need some more of that wonderful silk.

Lorchen said...

Frieda, doing a workshop with you was one of the highlights of the show!

Lorchen

maggi said...

Couldn't get on to your workshops but did manage to purchase some of your beautiful fabric.

Frieda said...

So glad you were able to get to the stall. We will be back next year in the same place, around B4 so make sure you get around to seeing us again. Laura and I will probably teach again. See you next year.

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