Competition quilts are what so many visitors to shows come to see. This small show with a village atmosphere does not disappoint. There were many competition quilts on show and I just want to share some of them with you.
I am going to start with one of my favourite competition quilts at the show in the Traditional category. It is a ‘Dear Jane’ quilt by Francis Meredith. I wonder what your favourite is? This is so beautiful and the kind of quilt I would want on my bed.
The next one is also a favourite and was so realistic it looked like you could just walk into the church. Applique and some cut-outs. Michael Fitchett was a deserving winner with the Heart of The Midlands Group entry.
This was stunning but it was not lying flat ‘Egyptian Dahlia’ by Alison Francis.
‘Autumn Leaves’ are always a good theme and colourway. This was made by Anthea Stokes.
If you like that theme, you might find my own design I created last autumn of interest, it is available as a pattern
Heather Hasthorpe was a winner with a group entry quilt based on baskets. It was long armed.
Kathy Unwin’s ‘Plastic Ocean’ above, which I believe was shown at FOQ 2018 and below Susan Brown’s ‘Log-A-Rhythm’, also a winner.
Michelle Whitby’s ‘Woodland Peaks’ – a masterpiece in quilting.
Last of all here are the quilts in the Miniature category. My own design is the hydrangea blue one. This will shortly be available as a kit.
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