Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Sewing club day out - British Quilt and Stitch Village
Last Saturday, a few of us from Liverpool Sewing Club had a day out to the British Quilt and Stitch Village in Uttoxeter.
I did a little bit of shopping and bargain hunting.
I saw some very inspiring quits (but took some very poor photos).
And I even got the chance to do some sewing on a very fancy Pfaff machine.
Thanks to some luck in competitions and the generosity of the organisers, we didn’t have to spend our pennies on tickets, so we had more to put towards shopping. There is a good mix of traders at this show, including some who I've not seen at the larger shows, and with a little bit of hunting several bargains were found. It was a pleasant surprise to find that a few spaces were still available on the day for most of the workshops and we had a fun hour with Lorna Knight making fabric postcards.
This show is starting to become a favourite of mine – it is a more manageable size than Festival of Quilts and as I’m not a knitter, it is more focussed for me than Harrogate’s Stitching & Knitting show. I think better use of the available spaces was made this year compared to last year, especially for the location of the workshops, and I look forward to seeing how it grows for 2015.