Thursday, 26 February 2015

Edinburgh Quilt Show & Wedding

We manage to squeeze in a last minute trip to Edinburgh Quilt Show last weekend.  We didn't leave Bridlington till well after 6pm and drove up into the night.

We arrived at our hotel, Marriot Dalmahoy well after midnight.  We had intended to try the Premier Inn, but as the clock ticked over past midnight their system would not let us make the reservation for that evening.

The next morning we headed to the show and managed to park close to the entrance.
The show was much smaller than Harrogate and there was only a competition for journal quilts and an exhibition of quilts by several quilters, plus trade stands & cafe.

Here are some of the quilts -

These are by Jeanette Orr.

William Morris (Valeries Quilt)

Stars in the night....A Jacqueline de Jonge  BeColouful pattern. ..oh so excited Jacqueline is here with us next week teaching a four day retreat.

 Fine Feathers


Flying Free

 Gather Ye Rosebuds

The next ones are by Christine Dobson

 Lunch has arrived

By Karen Milne

Tutti Frutti

We surprised Susan & Glyn (Susan Briscoe Designs) with our appearance at the Show

& we also caught up with Pat Archibald.  Both Pat & Susan will be teaching here at The Royal Bridlington this year.  Full details are on our website already for Pats retreat and the details of Susan's will be coming shortly.!workshops/c24c2

Here are some of the Journal Quilts

The following are quilts by Christine Restall

After a quick cuppa in the cafe, we drove over to Irvine for the main reason of our trip - a friends wedding.

For her wedding present Jacqui requested a quilt.  I knew she LOVES purple and thats what I thought I was going to make, but its a really good job that I asked as she requested browns & creams and a square design.  Here is what I made her.

We drove back on Monday and later that day the happy couple got round to opening their presents. I'm really relieved to say that they both love the quilt & took to facebook to announce their joy.

Congratulations Jacqui & Stephen.

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