Monday, 28 April 2014

Uttoxeter Quilt show

This will be quite a short blog today as I had planned to do some sewing but got waylaid at my sister's house as she has my niece and great-nephew, Will, staying. He is only seven weeks old and absolutely delightful!

Had a great day at Uttoxeter Racecourse for the Quilt Show.  We had a super coach driver who was great fun. but also very safe, and there was a lot of banter and laughter with him.  Higham Piecemakers always have a free raffle in the coach coming back and I was buying the items for it so this time I went cheap and cheerful to enable as many people as possible to get a prize, though there were a number of items that I would like to have won, which unfortunately I didn't.  'C'est la vie' or better luck next time!  We had a delicious cupcake each, on the way home provided by Cupalicious which is run by L's daughter.    Great finish to the day.

There were some really stunning quilts displayed in the show, not necessarily what I would want in my house, but really intricate and beautifully made.  There was also a display by a local contemporary embroidery group which was fascinating and I felt I had a long way to go to achieve their results.

However, I have come away with new ideas, not only for myself, but maybe for the group to try out.  I will have to see what the 'programme' ladies think!


  1. Yes, it was a good day at Uttoxeter and I was one of the Lucky raffle winners. Loved the fact that there were many winners of really useful goodies...well done you.

  2. Great trip with entertainment on the coach, thank you. No prize for me, but it was fun sending you up and down the coach, handing out the prizes. Looking forward to the next trip. Hope Ray drives us again!