I'm going to show you some of the quilts that caught my eye. There were plenty of others that I saw on Instagram but didn't actually see in the show so I think we missed a bit of the exhibition. Maybe we need to go for three days next year!
Helen Godden OMG#4 UBER (modern quilts)
Fiona McIntosh - Sursum Semper (Modern Quilts)
Claudia Pfeil - The Magical Mermaid's Castle (Pictoral Quilts)
This quilt was amazing, it had thousands of tiny flat-backed Swarovski crystals on it. One of the white-gloved people showed us the back and it was an exquisite thread painting.
Emma House and Natalia Bonner - Ocean Delight (two person quilts)
Vera Skockova and Skocek Ctibor - Wallachien Colours (two person quilts).
Kathleen Moore - Little Lollipops (modern quilts)
Anne Lilliholm Jorgensen - Bubbles of Joy (Modern Quilts)
The quilting on this was amazing.
Helen Butcher - Modern Sampler Quilt (modern quilts)
On the first day I didn't actually buy much, I certainly remedied that the next day! Here is my haul.
I bought the boy's clothes kit for the Luna Lapin, as I've already made Luna, I have the pattern so I just bought a piece of the felt to make Alfie - and his clothes of course! I bought the pretty zips as I've seen them around and felt I needed some! They were only £1. The threads are a selection from Stef Francis, some gimp, some ribbony, some cotton. There is also a Sashiko printed panel of a bunny to embroider, some bunny buttons and a bunny hanger.
Oh, except of course for the fabric!
Most of it is blenders as that's what I use most, most of it was cheap and/or on sale. There are 46 Fat Quarters and 2 half metre pieces there! Not bad going I think. We'd met a couple of ladies at breakfast who were talking about spending a lot of money and I said that if you don't spend all the money you bring with you, you have failed. I'd like to confirm that I did not fail!