The show must go on…

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Our Stand at Ardingly Showground

Some people would think moving our entire shop up the road at the same time as launching a brand new website would have been more than enough to keep us busy over the last few months. However, never ones to leave ourselves wanting more we decided to cram a few Quilt shows in too.

We started off at Farnham Maltings and the incredibly popular Quilt Sale in January. This was new ground to us, we hadn’t even joined the masses as quilters before let alone as traders, but we had heard that it was nothing short of a bun fight and well worth the trip! For those that don’t know, its a one day sale giving quilt shops a chance to have a good old January clear out and fabric lovers a chance to stock up on bargains for the year ahead. The day came and went in a flash, that may have been because we were exhausted from the move, or could have been down to the fact that there wasn’t a single moment where we weren’t in a fabric flogging frenzy. It was seriously good fun and we’ve already booked for next year!

 

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Quilt made by Christine Restall – Inspired by the Quilts of the Gee’s Bend

Soon after (too soon for our liking really) came an old favourite of ours, the Spring Quilt Festival at Ardingly Showground, at the end of January. Having not taken part in this show since our shop was in Cuckfield we were looking forward to be involved again. We had a great weekend & enjoyed getting to have a sneaky peak at the quilts upstairs before the crowds arrived. Mum especially loved the ones based on the quilts of the Gee’s Bend.

 

We also managed to squeeze in a trip to Duxford and the Spring Quilt Festival at the start of March. The show takes place at the Imperial War Museum atDuxford Airfield and our stand was next to a huge Eurofighter Typhoon! My Dad, who we had persuaded to be ourtransport for the weekend, said it was the best quilt show he’d ever been to – I think this was probably down to the fact that the museum were test flying a Spitfire outside every half an hour!

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A sewing workshop under the wing of a Eurofighter Typhoon at Duxford IWM

This weekend we are going West, to the Exeter Spring Quilt Show, which is all set to take place at the West Point Exhibition Centre, Exeter, Devon  – this is more fresh ground for us and the last in our little run of shows, for this season at least, so we look forward to staying in lovely Lewes for a while!