Last weekend the Great Northern Quilt Show took place in Harrogate. This local show has open competitions for several categories of quilts and small exhibitions of the work of invited quilters. Unfortunately the number of quilts entered has dropped over recent years. I feel guilty that I didn't get around to entering any quilts this year. A friend and I have made a pact to enter next year with several quilts each!
I didn't take many photos but the wall hanging above caught my eye. The silhouettes of the dogs looked very familiar! They are just like our collie/greyhound cross lurcher Katie. She loves roaming on the beach and splashing through water.
I was so entranced that I forgot to make a note of the maker's name - sorry. Whoever you are I think this quilt is beautiful.
I did look quite closely at the miniatures. I once made a miniature quilt using paper piecing in fine silk. Not only was I disappointed with the finished quilt it took me longer to make than a quilt 4 times it's size because ot was so fiddly! I really have to admire the makers of these:
I was on the lookout for colourful block and applique quilts to show my students. I liked the colours used in these:
I'm teaching a free motion quilting course at the moment so I was thrilled to see this fantastic machine sewn wholecloth:
Finally say 'Hi' to Anthea who is just starting up a business selling fabric in Settle, North Yorkshire. This was her first quilt show and she called it her 'Baptism of Fire!' Catch her next at the Edinburgh show in a few weeks time.