Another Great Couple of Shows

phew.. just back from two ICHF shows, only two weeks apart firstly ‘The Scottish Quilting Show’at the SECC in Glasgow and then the ‘Fashion and Embroidery Show’ at the NEC in Birmingham … I was so busy on the aproach to these shows I didnt get to post any information about them but do put the dates in your diaries for next year …..

The Scottish Quilting Show … at SECC in Glasgow will run …           8-11 March 2018

Fashion and Embroidery Show … at NEC Birmingham will run …  15-18 March 2018

They are actually back to back next year so that will be a test of packing and re-packing! I will be at both shows next year too

But, this year ….

I had a large solo exhibition in Glasgow and I also taught some lovely ladies and gentlemen every day of the show …I taught my workshop ‘Explorng Simple Print’ using funky foam and polystyrene, and I think everyone had great fun, including me. The washing up was a bit of a challenge though with automatic taps in the loos until the lovely Jane Bolsover found me a catering sink .. she really is an amazing mover and shaker…glasgow 01glasgow 02

and all sorts of fun at the NEC two weeks later

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this is my demonstrator stand and behind that the  ByDesign exhibition titled ‘Smoke and Mirrors’, here are a couple of views

Finally the third stand I was involved in was the Eastleigh College stand … this showed the work from last summers HNC end of first year interim show, four students who are textile based, from this course came with their work … and here are a couple of views

they are Shelly Canning, Me, Irene Belcher and Frances Davison, a great time was had by all … and , finally, all my family came on the sunday and helped take down … those who know us well know that it is quite rare for all of us to get together


that is me, Oli Son, Evelyn Daughter with Granddaughter on board who I ill hopefully meet at the end of June! and last but certainly not least Ben son-in-law

thats it, my whole dynasty so far….

speak soon


Well Ste Marie Aux Mines was wonderful. Very few brits make it over to see the four day festival which is a big shame ….

there are four villages involved each with several exhibitions and shuttle buses running backwards and forwards up and down the valley all day every day …. well worth a trip …

ANYWAY… next indeed, I have just finished stitching for the next exhibition which will be set up in Romsey Abbey on Monday ..the PV is 6pm on Tuesday 29th Sept in Romsey Abbey if you are nearby, but if not, exhibition is open until the end of October. I would show you some images and the flyer but at the moment I can’t upload them, no idea why, so, you will just have to visit the exhibition!

Totnes Exhibition

Just putting the finishing touches to some work for an exhibition in Birdwood House gallery in the middle of Totnes in Devon … we are a group of stitchers tutored for three weekends a year by Ros Hills and Janet Edmonds, and every other year we have an exhibition of our work. This year the exhibition is titled ‘Landmarks’ and we are hanging it on Saturday evening, then, I think, it opens on Monday and runs through the whole week. I wont be able to steward because of the distance and I start teaching again on Monday after the Easter break from college, but it should be good, looking forward to seeing everyones work… will try and post some photos when I get back.