It was the week end of October 24th and I had a child free Sunday! So.. I decided to jump in the car early & drive up to the famous Autumn Quilt show in Malvern run by Grosvenor Shows. This is a note of how to get to a quilt show>
1. Check the date.. And organise the route and time you need to get up the night before!
2. Early Start. Wave bye to your home town & hit the road with a flask, flapjack & sweets in the car to avoid expensive service station prices!
3. A cuppa on arrival.. The gorgeous Malvern Hills .
4. Follow the Arrows!4 The jolly car park attendants will guide you the right way .. Just follow the signs 🙂
5. When approaching the ticket hut, you will be met by the lovely Pete..on the left, & (I want to say Jack Ass.. but he’s just got married & is a responsible Dad too..) Jonny :-O….
6 .. Purchase your ticket.. (This is Roger .. top boss!) To save money you can purchase tickets on line. The next Quilt Festival at Malvern is in the Spring. Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd May 2016. 10:00am – 5:00pm.
7. I caught the other Roger out here at the entrance.. Feel the excitement as you pick up the buzzy atmosphere of colourful stalls and other excited Quilters!
8. Malvern Quilt show is held in Severn Exhibition Hall, Three Counties Showground. Its a great venue. The next Quilt show held here is in May.. even bigger & brighter!
What I love about Malvern show is the cosy atmosphere and its not so big you get lost & feel you’ve missed something, yet a day goes by so quick!
This was my favourite quilt in the exhibition. The detail was exquisite & hours of work I hate to think. Thank you Jacqueline Martin from Lancashire.
All the petals were cut out & machine appliquéd individually. Then the machine quilting added for shading detail & texture on the back ground. Lovely work.
There is plenty to do. I signed up for a ‘Gelli Printing’ workshop with Kate Andre. She was amazing fitting all her great knowledge into an hour. Great results from all in the class.
To book a class at Malvern show there is a separate room with samples & times of the workshops throughout the shows duration. I booked 2 with Kate. Gellli Printing & thermofax printing. But there were lots more.
The last layer for this little gelli print sample. Really cool.
Great things to do with leaves & stencils too. Amazing how the strangest of colour combinations often work the best.
The other class I did was thermofax printing, which is similar to silk screen printing.
Love the way you can build up depth by overlaying colours. Check out Kates web site by clicking on the photo.
Well. nearly time to go home. A quick look round again for some bargains & inspiration.. which is not too difficult.. my head is spinning!
This is Geoff Rosenbergs stall. He is famous for getting hold of the more unusual textures & textiles of superb quality. There was some wool cloth I really took a fancy to. rrp u£30 mt.. Geoff’s Price £10!! He was on his own all week end, as his daughter who usually helps out couldn’t be there. If I’d have known earlier Geoff, I’d have mucked in. His stall always has a long queue!
Travel to a Quilt Show however you wish!
With all that excitement I want to get home & start sewing.. But watch out for those speed cameras on the way!