Saturday, 5 November 2011

Bonfire Night! and Quilting Show

Tonight is Bonfire Night.  In the UK we remember Guy Fawkes who tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament.  We build bonfires and place an effigy of Guy Fawkes on the fire, and watch him burn.  Followed by lots of fireworks.  As I'm writing this, I'm listen to lots of fireworks going off.  It's been like it since it got dark and will carrying on until midnight or a bit later.

Today I've been to a Quilt Show.  I found out about it from Arlene from one of the forums that I'm on.  I decided to walk, and it took me 40 minutes to get there.  I am glad to say I arrived on time at 10 am.  The first person to greet me was Arlene.  I also got a warm welcome from the Totley Brook Quilters.  Great, there was a shop for me to buy some more books and some new fabrics.  The ladies are also excellent cooks.  So I have a lovely cup of tea and come cake.  Yum Yum.  Then there was the exhibition to look around.  There were some lovely quilts.  All different sizes and on display inside a church.  As usual I had my camera ready to hand.  And here are just some of the quilts that I saw.

Close ups of some of the quilts

More close ups of some of the quilts

Some close ups of the quilts

The exhibition of quilts

These were all made by Anne Smith.  They look better in real life.  My photo's don't do them justice.
What an unusual Christmas Stocking!  No I did not buy it.

Perhaps one day I will finish off the quilt I started 28 years ago!  Well, you never know.  At least I know where it is.  But I've still got lots of other stitching to do before Christmas.  And plenty to do next year!

Until next time, Happy Stitching.


Kaisievic said...

Beautiful quilts - the show sounds like fun!

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

CindyMae said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! What gorgeous exhibits!

cucki said...

the show sound like so much fun..beautiful quilts.
love for you xx

Thoeria said...

Gorgeous quilts!