Thursday, 27 September 2018

Quilt Fest

Another post that has been sat in drafts for weeks.

A couple of months ago ago when I was somewhere I saw a poster about a quilt exhibition. I thought it sounded good for a visit and a blog post but it was on a day I knew I wouldn't be able to go so I didn't note the place or time.........or where I'd seen the poster.
Then  a change of plan meant I could go but where the heck was it being held? I searched online.... Nothing. I even bought the East Anglian Daily Times on the day they feature local events....Nothing.
Oh well.

Anyway a few weeks ago  I headed out to a boot sale in a different place, their last of the season. I came home another way and then lo and behold...... big sign by the road QUILT FEST Today. Saxtead Church.

First find the church.

Ah, here it is tucked away among huge trees. It's not one of the 100 featured in my book.


T'was then it dawned on me - damn no camera!

Only the phone....... which I struggle to focus and  hold still. So awful photos but you get the gist.





A church is the perfect place for this exhibition as all the quilts were over all the pews........and so colourful.
This was my favourite - just love the colours.

 Apologies for the out of focus. I must practice more with the phone camera.

Back Soon
Sue

25 comments:

  1. So fantastic. The skill and patience that went into making each of those quilts is phenomenal. How lucky that sig was there but they need to get their publicity machine on the road!
    xx

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  2. The universe was determined that you should see those beautiful quilts! They are all lovely, but that final one is wonderful. The church must glowed with all that colour and texture.

    (The only reason I carry a mobile phone is for the camera - I have made about two phone calls on it, but taken thousands of photographs. Unlike a camera it fits perfectly in my pocket and is there when I need it.)

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  3. Utterly lovely. Thanks for sharing these. We ended up at a stitching show quite unexpectedly on Tuesday. I use my phone to take pictures of event posters, even if I can't go, just in case of changes in plans. 50‰ of mine are usually out of focus too!

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  4. Beautiful quilts; love the serendipity of finding them :) Great idea for displaying over the pews, will remember that one :)

    Sarah

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  5. Hold and let it focus. Take two or three of the same thing. One will usually be right and others can be deleted. Use and practice. We have good quilt festival here in our locality. Many ladies quilt. I know Saxtead. Big Green.

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  6. How serendipitous for you - obviously you WERE meant to go! What a lovely display, and like you, I think that last quilt has such warm colours. Someone has a good eye . . . A lot of skilful ladies in Saxstead.

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  7. I would have been so happy to have seen the quilt exhibition-there are some beautiful ones there. I’ll be back later for a proper look as I’m on my third day of potential jury service so need to get myself off soon.

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  8. How lovely that you found the quilt fest and there are some beauties there.
    Hugs-x-

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  9. I love looking at quilts they are beautiful. Before I moved I joined a patchwork group and it was good fun, we made lots of children's quilts for Project Linus and now I can not make the quilts I still enjoy seeing the work.
    Hazel c uk

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  10. I can spend ages looking at quilts on line so seeing so many in the flesh would be my idea of heaven. And what a beautiful setting for the display. xx

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  11. Wow, how lovely that you came across it. They are indeed beautiful. I wish I had that talent.

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  12. Beautiful quilts! My Mum loved seeing the quilts when she came to America to visit that she decided to learn how to make them once she retired. She does some lovely work, but doesn't do too much any more as she's older and doesn't know quite what to do with all those quilts!

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  13. I love coming across events unexpectedly and those quilts are beautiful.

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  14. Saxstead. How could you forget that name! Beautiful exhibition, and church. Can you explain re the name of the place?

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    1. It's a village just outside Framlingham with a big green, a English Heritage windmill and I guess the name is from ancient times. Stead is a holding or farm and sax would have been part of someones name

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  15. Oh how I love quilts. I've always wanted to make them, but what to do with them??? Thank you for sharing your visit with us.

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  16. My husband's grandmother made a quilt for each of her grandchildren. His is now gracing our daughter's couch in Chicago. Our parish used to have quilters and they made small quilts to give to the county hospital's maternity ward, to give to new mothers.

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  17. How wonderful that you happened to find the quilt show. There are some beautiful quilts there. I love quilts and have made some for family members. I feel like it is a way to give my family members a hug from me when I'm not there.

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  18. You are right about quilts over the pews Sue - they are lovely - manyof them are very American aren't they? Colour combinations are such a personal thing.

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  19. I think your favourite is also my favourite of those that we can see. What beautifully rich colours. Perfect for Autumn. The pews are an excellent way of displaying them. So many churches now have removed pews and replaced them with chairs so that the church can become a venue for community activities. I can see that it makes sense but what a shame.

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  20. The quilts look lovely over the pews and the colour bring life to the church, would have loved to see this.😘

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  21. Beautiful quilts. People are so very talented.

    God bless.

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  22. Goodness what an awful lot of someone's hard work! You were obviously meant to hold to the quilt festival. x

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  23. Perfect inspiration :) and what attention to detail! I admire and congratulate.

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