Festival of Quilts

What an amazing experience that was!

I’m pleased to say that all my long, late nights paid off and I had a very successful show.

What a relief!

I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family though. Tony and Dad entertained the boys whilst Mum spent four days with me on my stand.

Thank you.

And thanks to everyone who came and said hello- it really was a pleasure to meet you.

Dad took this photo of me and Mum on the last day, we were tired but happy.

And now all that excitement is behind me, I have labels to sew on school uniforms (yuck!) and lots of daydreaming to do about new quilts.

It’s all good here.



15 Responses to “Festival of Quilts”

  1. trashalou Says:
    August 25th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    It was so lovely to see you at the Festival and spend a few minutes enjoying the treasures of your stall and the delightful company of you and your motehr.

  2. Christa Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 5:31 am

    I am so glad, you had a good time Janet. Wish it would have been nearer so that I could have come too… ciao ciao Christa

  3. ruth Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 8:07 am

    It was so lovely to meet you at the show. I am about to start embroidering your dog pattern on a vintage blanket, a perfect autumnal project.

  4. ginny Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 8:45 am

    hi janet, i am so pleased it was a great sucess.. it all looked fabulous and your mum is so lovely too!
    see you soon for a proper catchup xxx

  5. monica Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Your stand was gorgeous, and a breath of fresh air amongst all the samey samey stuff.

    It was great to meet you and good luck with the future!

  6. melissa Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 10:37 am

    i love that photo of you and your mum!
    well done, janet- your stand looks amazing, and i hope you can have a little rest now. 😉

  7. Holly Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Your stand was one of my favourites! I loved your imagery, beautiful! and your moving applique template was very clever!

  8. Pat Sieler Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Congratulations on a successful show. They (it doesn’t matter what the reason for the show is) are all difficult and tiring. I have only done business shows, but getting ready is exhausting, getting there is exhausting and doing it you have geared up to a high and thenw when it is over, there is no time for a good, long nap.
    But your boys have you home again and that must feel good!
    I wish I could have been there!

  9. wonderwoman Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    sooo lovely to meet you and your mum, your stand was just beautiful


  10. Tif Says:
    August 27th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    everything looks fabulous and i am so happy to hear your ‘late night’ stints paid off…

    only wish i could have been there to see it in ‘the flesh’… lovely to see a picture of you and your mum looking super together 🙂

    Tif x

  11. julia Says:
    August 27th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Good for you. I’m glad it went so well.

  12. julia Says:
    August 27th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    …after a quick look at your dad’s blog: I love Britain! You have one beautiful country.

  13. Julie Says:
    August 28th, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Janet, I really love your work and enjoyed talking to you at the exhibition. You shared your expertise and gave lots of info and advice so, all in all, very inspirational.Did not meet your Mum but I’m sure she is great, how else would you have developed into the lovely person you are.

    Happy quilting and thanks.

  14. margie Says:
    September 15th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    wow your stand looks fantastic what a great effort.i would have been exhausted too but would have loved to pop over for a hello..your jam looks fantastic too i remember when my kids were little we used to collect pie melons and make jam with them kept us going for ages..great fun collection what nature so eagerly provides for us…happy days

  15. margie Says:
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:35 am

    lol hello janet lovely to hear from you too…yes pie melons grow on the side of the road in the country areas..not so much these days they are like…honey dew melons…but not of any use other than jam….lol..my mother used to make it when i was a kid so it was normal for me…poor mans jam..lol..but free…there is a blog..down-to-earth the lady lives just near me and she has all sorts of thrifty ideas..mind you i am not that good.but every cent saved is good..i love the idea of collecting berries to make jam lucky you..it is too hot here for berries..happy sewing x sorry the comment is an epic

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