Thursday 28 February 2019

Harrogate Spring Quilt Show

The Harrogate quilt festivals are my local shows and it's always nice to see so many familiar faces. I had a lovely time last weekend at this 3-day event, though I think it was warmer outside than in the hall - always the way!

My curved EPP kits proved pretty popular, especially the Hoop Art kits which I had hanging on the end of the stand - a couple of years into doing these shows and I'm still learning how best to display my items :) 

Within the first hour, I had some very enthusiastic ladies come to the stand asking about my curved EPP cushion that was being demoed on the Quilter's Guild stand - this was news to me! Eventually I discovered it was the lovely Hilary from Region 14 who has fallen for this technique in a BIG way! Thank you Hilary for sharing the love ;)

On the Sunday, I had a chance to walk around the show and see some of the quilts - I was very happy to see Abigail of Cut & Alter had an exhibit of her work. I was especially blown away by her On The Plus Side quilt - just look at that amazing ruler work and free motion quilting! And who doesn't love a little Alison Glass, just stunning!

Back to curved EPP for a minute, my Hoop Art project is featured in the current issue (71) of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine. This hand-pieced flower ring in Alison Glass's Road Trip fabrics is mounted onto a 16" hoop - I do love this way of displaying mini quilts, and must make more!

Wishing you all a happy and creative week, linking up with Midweek Makers and Needle & Thread Thursday


  1. I have never been to a quilt show (shocker!!) I blog with my mom and she has but not me - yet! I love your hoop - featured in a magazine that is SO AWESOME! Way to go!
    I love Alison Glass fabric as well and have some of hers in my new quilt!

    1. Thank you so much Amber, you must get to a show, they're so inspiring if a little overwhelming at first, best to take it slowly. I walk around first, then have a sit and a cuppa, then start again once I've taken it all in :) Thanks for stopping by x

  2. So much loveliness -- no wonder everyone was smitten with your curved EPP as it's BEAUTIFUL!

    1. Thank you so much Rebecca Grace, I do love my curved EPP and so happy others do to :)


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