Wednesday, 27 August 2008

New Fabrics

Just a quicky as I am having to cope without an internet connection at the moment. I have just uploaded the Le Spring Bouquet collection to the website. This was the floral collection with the large centre panel I posted the other week.
I'm working on a couple of quilts from this collection as I type so ttfn!

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Setting Up at the FoQ

Well I've finally managed to get online in my hotel. I think because my room is at the end of a long corridor I'm too far away from the main hub and so my signal strength is very poor and I keep losing it so I'm typing this quickly while I can!!
Today has been setting up day at the show. We drove through torrential rain to get here but it was dry when we arrived and we finished unloading just as the rain started again. Unloading fabrics and rain is not a good combination!
It takes about four hours to get from this.......

to this......

I'm really happy how the booth went together this year and all the quilts seem to fit perfectly along the walls.

Do come and say hello if you are visiting the show. I'm very excited because Bob Purcell from Superior Threads will be spending some time at my booth so if you have any thread queries come along to meet him. I should have more definite times when he will be about tomorrow.

Here's to a great show!

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Countdown to the Big One!

Well the cutting has been done and the van is packed and I'm all ready to go to the NEC in Birmingham for the Festival of Quilts which is probably now the biggest show in Europe.
But as I will hopefully show you tomorrow there is still a lot of hard work to be done before the show opens on Thursday at 10am!

I have just had a couple of small deliveries arrive just in time for the show; a new fabric collection called Le Spring Bouquet from Lyndhurst Studio which features a large centre medallion panel and co-ordinating floral prints in two colourways.

and I have also had a fantastic gift idea delivered for all your quilting friends who are chocoholics....which doesn't narrow the choice down much!! A great little box of chocolate recipes that also feature a block to make on each recipe card
So until tomorrow when I will try and post pictures from the setting up of the booth....