Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Liverpool trip

On Saturday my Quilting Buddy Lesley and her sister Claire came down from Durham and Penrith respectively and we went into Liverpool to see a quilt show to celebrate Liverpool 08 (one of the European Cities of Culture this year). The show included theme quilts in a visitors' choice competition and each of us independently voted for this one.We then wandered down to the new John Lewis's department store where we tried hats on. Lesley dubbed this the Roadkill Hat. Personally, I love it but since it costs 27.8 metres of full price fabric (£250) and since I am not about to get an invite to Buckingham Palace anytime soon, it is still in the shop.
As you can tell the photo was taken before we skipped lunch in favour of free makeovers at the Dior counter. Then, on to the Klimt show at the Tate. What a cultured girly day we had.

At the quilt show I met Bron from my City and Guilds class who mentioned that she had seen my quilt in Popular patchwork. I was a bit confused, knowing that I had a pattern and an article or two coming up in British Patchwork and Quilting and not realising that they had been published. After talking at cross purposes for a while she got through to me that Popular Patchwork had done an article about the Quilts in the Garden show at Trentham where I had entered three quilts including She is more precious that Rubies shown here being held up by Chris Marriage the longarm quilter who let me try out her machine on it. (If you have not seen my previous posts on it, it was made for my parent's 40th wedding anniversary and now resides on their bed.)
No copies were to be found in either Liverpool, Penrith or Durham but I tracked one down in Manchester today. The article showed just thirteen quilts from the show including some of the winners and they chose mine as well. Apparently, 'it attracted a lot of attention'. I am chuffed to bits. It more than makes up for the duff marks it got from the Judge!

9 comments:

Susan D said...

Did the 'Klimt' exhibition live up to the hype surrounding it?

Laura Jane said...

Ooh congratulations on the mag mentions!

I love the 'More precious than rubies' quilt. Well done.

Gina said...

That hat broughht back bad memories.

When Gemma was a toddler we went to a wedding. One of the guests was a lady who thought she was more important/cultured than the rest of us. She was wearing a hat not unlike the one in the photo. Gemma took one look at it and said in the loud voice only a toddler can 'Why has that lady got a dead duck on her head?'. Right in the middle of the vows. We beat a hasty retreat stuffing hankies in our mouths.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Helen said...

Well done, you! Love Gina's hat story. Kids tell it like it is :-)

Becky said...

Love the hat. Relating the price of the hat to fabric cracked me up. I thought only I did that.

June Calender said...

Never mind the judges, the real judges are the viewers -- and your parents. The "Rubies" quilt deserves all the publicity it's getting, it's lovely. Can't say the same for the hat.

terificreations said...

Love the quilts. Yours is gorgeous!

Teri

Kristin L said...

Awesome! Both the quilt recognition AND the roadkill hat!

katelnorth said...

Nice hat :) looking forward to seeing you next (this!) week.