I had volunteered to do a stint on the Journal Quilt stand at the Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch show at the NEC.
I went to this show for the first time last year. I enjoyed it then and determined I would try to visit this year, so when a call went around for volunteers I jumped at the chance.
Here are a few pictures of the stand. The JQs always seem to hang together well.
Two of Avril Horns little quilts. Rather lovely.
All the quilts were rather lovely and the various people I spoke to had a favourite - and they were all different.
And blow me down, but if it wasn't Hilary Beattie next door!
I loved this show. I loved meeting people who I only had met previously on the internet. I loved the range of work. I loved the galleries. I loved the fact that there were lots of younger people there, and men, and sewers from all backgrounds.
What a great way to spend a Saturday!