mandy munroe

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Snapshot of Festival of Quilts

For those of you who missed it, here’s a few pics from Festival of Quilts 2015


This stunning quilt in the traditional section is by Kyoko Yamauchi.


One of the galleries featured amazing thread work portraits by Jenni Dutton


This was in the Modern category by Ula Lenk


Friday night was the designer supper and interview with Zandra Rhodes. I caught up with her on the Lady Sew and Sew stand promoting her Lace Mountain collection.

The Sew and Quilt booth had a great selection of repro vintage prints by Lecien and some Moda American Jane. Also Elea Lutz Milk Flower and Sugar collection.


The Fairtrade Fabric booth had some fab new prints by Susie Huson with coordinating solids.


I got a few cuddles with Stuart Hillard, fellow Popular Patchwork contributor during the show.

The Warm Company were giving away free samples of wadding every morning and Moda bake shop were handing out mini charms of Janet Clares new collection “Nocturne”, due out in October.

This is what my clever students got up to in their Tricks with Strips workshop.

(with thanks to Gutermann and Timeless Treasures for their Studio C colour contributions)


After three days there I can say I didn’t see it all, it was a feast and I’m planning next year already!

You can see a few more of my pics on Instagram


8 comments on “Snapshot of Festival of Quilts

  1. colorpencil2014
    August 10, 2015

    Wow what a post filled with goodies! beautiful fabrics, great links, colorful people. But Jennie Dutton’s work is really astonishing! Thanks for sharing, Johanna

    • mandymunroe
      August 11, 2015

      So difficult to limit my overview Johanna, so much to see and do! It’s a great show 🙂

  2. Chris @madebyChrissieD
    August 10, 2015

    Oh lucky you, I’ve yet to be visiting home when it’s the FoQ, loving viewing via all the blog and IG feeds – Chris 😀

  3. mandymunroe
    August 11, 2015

    You’d love it Chris, same time next year…….!

  4. pomegranateandchintz
    August 11, 2015

    Thanks for sharing the experience, Mandy. Quilts are amazing, and how nice to see Stuart – I liked him on GBSB.

  5. mandymunroe
    August 11, 2015

    He’s a lovely chap, he was getting lots of kisses from all of the ladies!

  6. Tansy Martin
    August 11, 2015

    Great show – a lot to see (and buy!). Was pleased to see the Stonefield quilt which won the visitors’ prize as am currently working on it as a Block of the Month exercise. Quite muted colours for me, but am having a bit of a hexxie fest. Those stripes look really interesting.

  7. mandymunroe
    August 12, 2015

    Oooh, sounds fun and different for you – sorry I missed you!

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