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Brother Sewing UK Visits the Festival of Quilts 2017, NEC, Birmingham

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The Festival of Quilts is Europe’s leading patchwork and quilting event attracting 24,000 quilters from all over the world. The show is a celebration of quilting in all its forms, with over 300 exhibitors offering essential supplies, professionally curated galleries of quilts from leading international makers, 350 workshops, talks and demos plus a magnificent display of over 700 competition quilts. It is the ultimate patchwork and quilting experience. We had a Brother stand last week, and a few moments to wander around – here are some of the interesting exhibits we found.

This quilted wheel is made by Mary Palmer. It represents a traditional Irish jig that is a continuous loop of music.. The holes in the quilted 'tyre' represent the different notes that are repeated throughout the jig, usually played by a violin or tin whistle. The wheel was specially commission by Mary, and is a fully working replica!

Mary Palmer has a website here









This colourful quilted violin is a life-size re…