Showing posts from August, 2017

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

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 vio