Sunday, 1 September 2013

Harrogate Quilt Show 2013

Had a lovely trip out today to Harrogate Quilt Show. Its a great show to visit for the less able too, as disabled parking at right at the door. This year as well as the restaurant being open there was also an extra coffee/refreshment area at the quilt end too and extra seating, which was a great idea.

Here are just some of the quilts.

Here's one which was made by Glyn Molyneux - Susan Briscoe's husband

This is the winner for the machine embroidery category by Ros Pollock

And here is another winning quilt by Ros Pollock. You can see more about this quilt on her blog -

I found this next quilt interesting as I recognise the boat. Pat Archibald is with us in October and this is one of the workshops she will be teaching.

This quilt won the best machine quilting award

 Illusion was the theme this year and here is the winner

This is a design by Jan Hassard. I was particularly interested to see this as its one of the designs which Jan will be teaching here at The Royal Bridlington in April 2014

Here is Emma Galbraith with her winning quilt called Colour Fusion

This is Emma's other quilt, which is called Obsession and uses over 500 half square triangles. This also received a judges Merit.

This is a modern sampler by Janet Bottomley from Barnsley.  Janet and her team - Foxy Quilters will be coming to The Royal Bridlington for their quilt retreat.  We look forward to welcoming them in March.

And hand quilted quilts.........

This is Cressuite by Andrea Stracke and the winner of the Hand Quilting Award

A strippy called Cafe au Lait  by  Elizabeth Card gained a judges Merit

Here is another Strippy by Sheila Evans which was started here at The Royal Bridlington in April 2011 with Lilian Hedley

I only found three hand quilted quilts plus a small cot at the show this year.
Really must get on and finish my wholecloth!

and the Overall Best in Show - Natures Treasures by Diane Abram

One of the main reasons why I really wanted to go to Harrogate this year was to see Ferret's quilts in the flesh. Photos do not do these justice at all, the workmanship is truly amazing.

The following Quilts are all by Lilian Harris

So apart from enjoying the fabulous quilts, I also enjoyed a little bit of retail therapy .....well it would be rude not to!
and it was lovely to catch up with so many quilters who have attended workshops and retreat here at The Royal Bridlington.


  1. Thank you Fiona for letting those of us too far away to visit have a look at Harrogate.

    Helen from Hobart
    Tasmania, Australia

  2. Thanks for the photos Fiona, it's great to follow a bit of the show from far away.

  3. I thoroughly enjoyed your online quilt show for all the lovely colour combinations and lots of quilting inspiration. Thanks for sharing the photos.