So last month I was at the British Stitch & Quilt Village held at Uttoxeter Racecourse. This is an ever expanding quilt show showcasing the work of many of the UK's top quilters and textile artists. It's also a chance to meet some of the artists, see demonstrations and with dozens of textile traders there, an ideal opportunity to see what's new in the textile world and stock up on fabrics. As always I took lots of photos and here are just a few of my favourites.
It's hard to believe this cute little piglet is embroidered.
I love Gillian Travis' great Nordic jumpers of our time
Solihull Embroiderers showed a preview of work from their forthcoming Patterns in Nature exhibition due to take place at the Core Courtyard Gallery, in the newly re-designed Solihull Library Complex in October this year.
Kathy Mander's Lace Cap Hydrangea was created using potato printing on a variety of fabrics and hand embroidered with silk threads
One of Margaret Dale's A Trio of Butterflies
Finally an amazing demonstration of a long arm quilter. This would certainly take the elbow grease out of quilting and I would have loved to have taken one home but unfortunately I would need quite a few more grand in the bank and also a bigger house as it would probably fill the entire space of my sewing den. So, another great show this year with plenty of inspiration to go home with, not to mention a few more fat quarters to add to my burgeoning stash.