There were a few flurries of snow when I left home this morning, but fortunately they didn't come to anything, and I had a good journey up to Edinburgh. As always on arrival at the show, the first stop was the Ladies, then the second stop was breakfast ..... a bacon roll and a mug of tea
On the way round the show, I had to keep stopping, as I met friends ..... some of them I now only see at the shows, so there is always a bit of news to catch up on. Then there was one lady who said hello, and started chatting, while I was thinking "help, who are you?" Fortunately I remembered who she was - I taught her to quilt years ago! There is always the worry about posting photos of quilts,taken at shows, but I am sure Bonnie and Jan won't mind if I show you their small wall hangings. The three of us were Quilters' Guild reps some years ago, and used to have lots of fun.
I saw this one and went wow (perhaps a little higgledy piggledy fence might find its way on to Lillyanny?)
then I read the little story to go with the quilt - what a wonderful use of the picture
There was a large display of quilts by Sandie Lush . Her handquilting is exquisite
one day I will make a quilt like this!!
by then it was lunchtime. I don't even look at the menu - it has to be macaroni and chips (well, I only have it twice a year, at the spring and autumn quilt shows!)
I had another potter round the quilts - there was a large display of quilts by Sheena Norquay, but they all had "no photography" signs on them, and then I indulged in a little bit of shopping (remembering all the time that I am supposed to be using my stash, not adding to it!). So, what did I buy?
the quilting hoop and the cotton perle thread came from here
the tiny bells ......
..... came from here
Mr Badger will be going to his new home tomorrow - hopefully there will be photos on Monday! I hope you all have a good weekend, love Anne
ps, I have just read over the post, and realised that I didn't mention the brochure for the quilting retreats. I shall have to have a chat with some of my friends about a retreat .... although it it a long way to go from down here in the Borders!