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Oakshott Fabrics

Oakshott Fabrics

When you think about (quilt) fabric manufacturers, the image you have is probably one of a very large company, probably with American headquarters, an enormous marketing budget and ever changing fabric lines by well-known designers. But this image couldn’t be more wrong in the case of Oakshott Fabrics based in Gloucester, UK...

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Three Quilt Jobs Every Quilter Would Love to Have (3rd part)

Lily Quilt

When you read about antique or vintage quilts, quilt tops or quilt blocks in quilt magazines or in books, very often you are told NEVER to even think about altering, repairing or finishing them. What would you say to this?

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Three Quilt Jobs Every Quilter Would Love to Have (2nd part)

Star Quilt

And what does a “normal” day in your jobs look like? Which event do you remember as the nicest so far in your profession lives? And which experience could you have done without? Buying and collecting old, vintage or antique quilts is something not very common in Europe. Do you have any advice for novice buyers or collectors? What are the most common errors of judgement in your opinion?

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Three Quilt Jobs Every Quilter Would Love to Have (1st part)

Vintage Lady of the Lake top

For European quilters, especially, your professions seem very out of the ordinary and certainly make some of us green with envy. Can you tell us how you found your jobs or maybe how your jobs found you... (25 September 2011)

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Festival of Quilts 2011 – Picture Gallery

Festival of Quilts 2011

We are very happy that Twisted Thread, the organizers of the Festival of Quilts (and other textile related events) granted us permission to publish the pictures we took of some of the quilts on display.... (20 August 2011)

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Festival of Quilts 2011

Festival of Quilts 2011

The Festival of Quilts, reportedly the biggest patchwork and quilting event in Europe, takes place annually in August at the National Exhibition Centre (N.E.C.), Birmingham, UK. Comparable with the big shows in America, the show takes up two large exhibition halls where both the quilt exhibition and the merchants’ mall are situated. The show lasts from Thursday to Sunday and opens its doors at 10 in the morning and closes them again at 5:30 in the evening (5 on Sunday)... (19 August 2011)

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Spring Quilt Festival, Exeter

Date: 
30. March 2012 - 10:00 - 1. April 2012 - 16:30
Location: 
Exeter, Devon, UK
Event Type: 
Show
Workshop
Fair
outdated

Large display of quilts from all over the world.Traders selling favourite patchwork and quilting supplies.Quilting enthusiasts to 'show you how'.Workshops available.

Description: 
Large display of quilts from all over the world.
Traders selling favourite patchwork and quilting supplies.
Quilting enthusiasts to 'show you how'.
Workshops available.
 

Venue:

Westpoint Exhibition Centre
Westpoint
Clyst St Mary
Exeter
Devon
EX5 1DJ

Spring Quilt Festival, Chilford

Date: 
9. March 2012 - 10:00 - 11. March 2012 - 16:00
Location: 
Linton, Cambridge, UK
Event Type: 
Show
Workshop
Fair
outdated

Quilt exhibition and traders with favourite patchwork and quilting supplies.

Description: 

Quilt exhibition and traders with favourite patchwork and quilting supplies.

 

Venue:

Chilford Hall Vineyard
Balsham Rd
Linton
Cambridge
CB21 4LE

Spring Quilt Festival, Ardingly

Date: 
27. January 2012 - 10:00 - 29. January 2012 - 16:00
Location: 
Ardingly, Sussex, UK
Event Type: 
Show
Fair
outdated

Wonderul quilts will be displayed upstairs. Downstairs will traders sell all kind of favourite patchwork and quilting supplies.

Meet the Experts.

Description: 

Wonderul quilts will be displayed upstairs. Downstairs will traders sell all kind of favourite patchwork and quilting supplies.

Meet the Experts.

 

Venue:

Norfolk Pavilion
Ardingly
Haywards Heath
Sussex
RH17 6TL

Autumn Quilt Festival, Chilford

Date: 
4. November 2011 - 10:00 - 6. November 2011 - 16:00
Location: 
Linton, Cambridge, UK
Event Type: 
Show
Workshop
Fair
outdated

Feature quilt displays, meet the experts, traders with patchwork and quilt suppies.

Description: 

Feature quilt displays, meet the experts, traders with patchwork and quilt suppies.

 

Venue:

Chilford Hall Vineyard
Balsham Rd
Linton
Cambridge
CB21 4LE
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