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How to get to and enjoy a Quilt Show :)

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>

Malvern Route

1. Check the date.. And organise the route and time you need to get up the night before!

Early Start

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!

Break on arrival

3. A cuppa on arrival.. The gorgeous Malvern Hills .

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4. Follow the Arrows!4 The jolly car park attendants will guide you the right way .. Just follow the signs 🙂

Greeted by Pete & Jonny

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!)

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.

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!

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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 'Jelly Printing' workshop with Katie Andre. This was brilliant, she was amazing fitting all her great knowledge into an hour. Great results from all in the class.

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 book 2 with Kate.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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!

With all that excitement I want to get home & start sewing.. But watch out for those speed cameras on the way!

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Paint Pot Storage Solution ..

My sister passed on an old shelf that my nephew used to keep his fossil collection on…

A first coat of ‘off white’ emulation paint is applied.

Undercoat I knew I wanted a colourful frame, but couldn’t decide what.. so hung it in place to get an idea.Shelf in place

As i was storing my ‘Stewart Gill‘ paints, of course I had to decorate it with their products!!

I chose Green, Blue, and Hot Pink from the ‘TrueColour collection. And at the bottom I used scrumptious Violet from the Colourise collection. I blended the colours towards the corners to get a nice graduation.

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extra detail

Not satisfied with just a plain painted boarder .. I decided to ink up a rubber stamp with Cerisanctum, Constantine, & Fra Angelica from the amazing glitzy Byzantia range.

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Final stages and finishing ‘Simple Life’ Quilt

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Pinning double edge binding on with
Quilting Pins by Clover

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I cut this binding at 3″ & stitched a seam allowance using the edge of the walking foot.

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The binding is pressed raw edges together before pinning onto the right side of the quilt. I usually join enough strips together to fit all around the quilt, so folding it round the corner finished at 45 degrees is neat.
This photo shows the binding on the last stage, bringing the folded edge over to the back & then machining.

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Finished Quilt!
I used minkee at the top on the back of the quilt for extra comfort.

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The appliquéd bunting is also done with Minky, it’s great because it doesn’t fray!

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The label ..!
*Happy Quilting* •• Becca ••

Tackling my ‘Un Finished Pile’!!

This sweet quilt was patched with Riley Blake’s The simple life collection. And minkee bunting to add a bit of detail.
Still Avaliable 🙂
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Ready for Workshops!!

Beccas creative life & work :-

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Purpose built tables & lovely light space .. Purpose built tables & lovely light space ..

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Open Day with a Christmas Spirit

Come and join us for our Christmas Open Day.
Saturday 30th November
9am-5pm
Lots of special offers & some clearance fabrics.
You will have a few hours left to make an advent calendar.. Offer £5 a Panel.!

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New Retail Shop Opening

New Shop...!

New Shop…!

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