Lots of beautiful quilts on show....
This one was so very special. Bunting had been made for a quilters daughters wedding in spring colours. There were also some plain calico panels that guests could write on. After the wedding, the words were then embroidered on the calico over the writing and the bunting was cut up into small pieces. All of it was used to make this wonderful wedding quilt as a reminder of the special day and an heirloom for the future.
The Frozen quilt was for sale. The little birdie house was for you to place your bid into and the highest bidder got to keep it.
Two ladies were giving demonstrations of certain patchwork techniques and you could have a go. All the quilts along the back of the stage had been made during a beginners course with each square being a different pattern. Linda the lady on the right is the tutor that comes along to help and instruct us. Roll on October when we have another days class booked with her. If I had another day in the week I would definitely sign up to join the beginners class each week.
Were you all in suspense of what my prize was?
Instead of an entrance fee to the show, you were asked to contribute £1 on your way in (only if you wanted to) and you were given a raffle ticket with the chance to win one of their handmade quilts.
My name came out the bucket and I was the lucky winner ...... a wonderfully handmade double bed quilt in the most spectacular variety of patchwork colours.
It is so beautifully made and such a treasure to receive.
Thank you to the Market Bosworth quilters, I am not sure if a lady made it herself or it was a collaboration of them all.
I bought a couple of things whilst there, one a gift and the other a little ornament for the Christmas tree and kit/instructions on how to make them myself. That means I have officially started Christmas thinking and it's only July!
If you follow Richard III and what's been happening recently, you will no doubt have been thinking I know the name of that village. Yes, it was where the Battle of Bosworth was. The quilters made the banners that were hung along the procession route for the re-interment earlier this year.
Lots of bunting was also made by lots of villagers...
All proceeds from the show this year have gone to cancer research UK and the Trussell Trust Foodbank (this helps people who are struggling to provide food for their families with the current government cuts).
A lovely morning out with the added bonus of winning such a stunning prize.
Blessings to you all