The first weekend of November was the Autumn Duxford quilt show. It was my first time on a quilting show and I was really surprised.
The first thing that surprised me was the exposed quilts. They were really amazing. From really modern ones like this dragon:
to classic and intricate ones like this crazy log cabin:
As you can see, some of these quilters are truly artist. I even made a dedicated pinboard with more photos. Nevertheless, my favourite was this stunning Phoenix by Ferret. By the way, this quilt is the National champion on bed category of 2010: astonishing!
The other thing I enjoyed the most was the fabric stalls. There were a lot of them! You can play around, see different collections, fat quarters, charm packs, bundles…; you see my point. I was a bit overwhelmed. But, I learnt a lot like while talking with the lovely ladies of Glenroy designs about different cottons, threads per inch and dyes. And of course I bought some fabric.
I bought these 5 fat quarters at the Creative Quilting stall. It was difficult to decide but something about these little houses caught my eye. I’m not sure of what to do with them but, aren’t they gorgeous?
Back to the show, there where also demonstrations of products, products stash like rulers, templates and a lot of books and magazines. I really enjoyed it a lot, so I will make it to the Spring Quilt Show at Duxford next year.
Have you ever been to a Quilt show?