Thursday, 14 May 2015

From Virtual to Reality


So, in my last post I just showed details of the super online Quilt Festival coming up later this month.

Today I want to remind you all about the fabulous Festival of Quilts, "Europe's leading patchwork and quilting show".
I think it might now be in its 13th or 14th year and I still remember the excitement of flying down to Birmingham for that first show and being overwhelmed by the volume of eye candy quilts to look at.
Then there was the year we had to hang about Glasgow airport for most of the day whilst Flybe got their planes in the right place......we missed a whole day at the show - boo!
There really is something for everyone from traditional to modern through quilt art and mixed media. Not forgetting the traders - we always like to think of it as a holiday where you spend mad money!

So this year my friend Janet and I had not made any plans to go - and then we heard that the local Quilters' Guild coach trip had spaces needing filled. What could we do but rise to the occasion and so we are off on our "old lady" bus tour, accommodation, lunch stops and entry to the Festival all included, feels good not to be organising for a change.

For those of you still thinking, still planning, I have been given 3 pairs of complimentary tickets for the Show to giveaway to 3 lucky readers of this blog.

To be in with a chance of winning just leave me a comment - now I always answer blog comments so if you have in the past commented and not had a reply it means you are probably a no-reply blogger. If you are not sure I suggest you include your email address in your comment e.g. joeblogsatgmaildotcom.
I shall draw the winners on Sunday evening. (17th May)

In other news, it's been busy around here despite having no classes. But I might just leave all that for my next post.

Good luck!! 


  1. Yes please, I've never been and it sound like fun

  2. I live the Festival. So much eye candy!
    doyleajackie AT gmail DOT com

  3. l would love to go one day. Your "old lady" trip sounds perfect, and hopefully stress free! Should be a great time!

  4. The Festival of Quilts is on my to-do list for one of these days Sheila, from your description it sounds like it should be sooner rather than later :)

  5. Yes please ! Sheila - looking forward to meeting you.....

  6. Oh yes please, I've missed it for a while so it would be lovely to go, such great inspiration!

  7. Sounds like the perfect day out. Never been before. And maybe we could meet at long last!

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  9. I look forward to the festival of quilts all year! Thanks for the chance to win tickets, I'd love to take my mam :)

  10. I would love to win a ticket and be able to both see the quilts and meet up with friends. Di x

  11. If you pull my name out . . give them to Nicky!!!

  12. I've been for the last two years and been very lucky both times when it comes to tickets ;0) here's hoping I'm lucky again this year!

  13. Yes please - my favourite show of the year!!



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