At the weekend there was a small Quilt exhibition in Rolleston-on-Dove a small village close to where I live.

It was a nice little show in the local church, with a good attendance with lots of quilters that I have not met before which was nice.

There was approximately 40 quilt on display along with lots of cushions, bags and a good variety of other quilted items.

I was asked to go along as a vendor, the big decision what fabrics do I want to sell from my stash, after 2 days I had decided which to take and they did sell. Houston here I come to stock my stash or my collection as Ricky Tims would say.

I exhibited 2 quilts and a wall hanging. I also managed to sell a Civil War Quilt that I had not long finished so I was pleased with that sale.

I was introduced to an events manager from a venue in Burton-on-Trent she asked if I could help organise a quilt exhibition for 2016, along with having a list of 65 names of ladies wanting to do classes, to start in January 2015, not sure where I will find the time.

As I mentioned I am off to Houston in a few weeks, I will keep you updated on my visit to the International Quilt Show.

The group I go to asked if I could do a Log Cabin workshop quilt as you go, as they had seen a couple of my quilts that I had made using this method.

Last Saturday 12 of us got together and proceeded to try and make a quilt in a day which should be possible to get 12 blocks finished if you keep going all day – I cracked the whip! told them they should be able to complete a block in 30 minutes – the response was – impossible!. After the first block, they found that it got easier, some of the ladies did manage to complete 6 blocks. Remember that they are also quilted at the same time so they are now ready to put together to make a quilt.

A good day was had by all with lunch in between.

I had another nice surprise in the post. When I went to Paducah in April I made some charm packs of London Themed fabrics and gave all the ladies on the tour a pack. One of the American ladies on the tour said she was visiting London in the summer and would use the pack to make a bag.

She did use the fabrics that I gave her to make a bag! and am I not the lucky one she also made me a bag using UK themed fabrics that she had bought in the U.S.A. which I haven’t seen here.

Must try again when I go to Sisters might be lucky and receive another one!!